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  • PayPal Chip And Tap Credit Card Reader Review

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    Pros Supports all-in-one payments Bluetooth connection Solid design Charging dock available Cons Expensive compared to other options Overview in February 2018, PayPal introduced two new (and affordable) readers to its lineup of PayPal Here-compatible hardware: its entry-level Chip and Swipe Reader and the full-featured Chip and Tap Reader. Both are EMV-enabled so that you can […]

  • Shopify Chip And Swipe Reader Review

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    Pros First card reader is free Includes a dock Cons No NFC support Overview I have a drawer full of mobile credit card readers, and I’ve tested quite a few others that aren’t currently in my possession. So when I start this review by saying that I think the Shopify Chip & Swipe Reader is […]

  • Square Contactless And Chip Reader Review

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    Pros Financing available Supports contactless (NFC) and chip card transactions All-day battery life Works with mobile devices and Square Stand Cons No integrated magstripe reader Overview A lot of hardware is available for Square merchants. Between the full-fledged countertop POS system known as Square Register and the more compact Square Terminal, there are some great options […]

  • Square Terminal Review: An Introduction To Square’s Newest Hardware

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    When Square Register launched, I spent a bit of time reading through the comments on Square’s announcement, seeing what merchants thought. The most surprising thing I encountered was that many people felt Register was too expensive. In fact, a number of comments clamored instead for an update to the Square Stand — or at least […]

  • Stripe Terminal Card Reader Review

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    Pros Excellent developer tools Predictable flat-rate pricing Advanced reporting tools Ideal for international merchants Excellent marketplace tools Excellent subscription tools Multi-currency support Cons Account stability issues No phone support Not suitable for high-risk industries Overview For a company as ambitious as Stripe, perhaps it was just a matter of time before it ventured outside of […]

  • SwipeSimple B250 Reader Review

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    The Swift B250 card reader, available with the SwipeSimple mobile app, is an all-in-one reader (meaning it accepts swipe, chip, and contactless/NFC transactions) available for a very reasonable price. The mobile app is solid, providing all of the features you need to take payments on the go, plus a little bit of extra value.