I received a question today on my blog, “Can I print a receipt with my iPad”? The answer, absolutely!
What you need is the first generation iPad, PaymentMax merchant account, AprivaPay app, and the AprivaPay swiper and printer combination peripheral.
AprivaPay is working hard to get the iPad 2 compatible with the credit card reader and printer, but as of today the iPad 2 credit card processing is keyed-in transactions only.
For more information on accepting credit cards on the iPad, visit www.paymentmax.com
Merchants who prefer to conduct business on their BlackBerry versus an Apple will be pleased to know that if you have a BlackBerry with an operating system (O.S) of 5.0 or greater you can start accepting credit cards with a PaymentMax merchant account and AprivaPay.
The RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a popular choice with PaymentMax clients, who accept credit cards in a mobile environment, for its battery life. This smartphone comes equipped with a 1300 mAHr removable/chargeable lithium ion battery giving up to 5.8 hours of talk time, and 18 hours of standby time. The last thing a mobile merchant wants is a dead battery. No phone no sale.
Another great feature our clients boast about is the touch screen keyboard and the slide out QWERTY keyboard. They are able to maneuver between the two keyboards as needed to make the transaction easy and fast for their customers. The AprivaPay credit card reader and printer make the process even faster with most fields being populated.
For more information on accepting credit cards with the BlackBerry Torch 9800 or other smartphone, visit www.paymentmax.com.
Merchants looking to use their new iPad 2 combined with a swiper will have to do so with the mobile app and peripheral AprivaPay.
As of today, ROAMpay Swipe is not compatible with the iPad 2.
AprivaPay is a PaymentMax preferred provider of mobile credit card processing and has many benefits for on the go merchants, like a credit card reader.
Here are some other features of AprivaPay.
- Secure-encryption meets or exceeds all of the PA-DSS standards.
- Highly mobile.
- Technical support.
- No new hardware requirements.
- Low cost.
- Software based.
- Browser based.
The iPod Touch from Apple has become a popular mobile credit card processing device among our clients. The reason? It is not a phone. The iPod Touch (OS 2.x and later) can accept all major credit and debit cards just like the iPhone 3 and iPhone 4 without the phone feature.
This is appealing for several reasons:
1. For those users who do not want to use their personal phone for business transactions.
2. Business owners with mobile sales fleets can equip their employees with a non-phone mobile credit card terminal.
3. The iPod touch can be a cost-effective way to add a mobile credit card device without adding a phone line and agreement.
The iPod touch is also compatible with the AprivaPay credit card reader and printer device which means low-qualified rates and reduced chargeback risk.
To get started accepting credit cards on the iPod Touch visit www.paymentmax.com.
I wrote (in a previous blog) about Square credit card reader’s vulnerability to skimming because it cannot encrypt cardholder data. Square’s reader lacks a processor and power circuits, relying on the phone to digitize and encrypt data. This places cardholder data “out in the open’” for anyone to grab and use illegally.
Well…Verifone, a global leader in secure electronic payment technologies, did just that! Used Square and Skimmed.
Here is what Verifone stated in an open letter, “In less than an hour, any reasonably skilled programmer can write an application that can skim or steal a consumer’s financial and personal information right off the card utilizing an easily obtained Square card reader. How do we know? We did it. Tested on sample Square card readers with our own personal credit cards, we wrote an application in less than an hour that did exactly this.”
Pretty scary considering that anyone can obtain a Square credit card reader.
For more information on PCI compliant, encrypted, secure mobile credit card processing solutions like PAYware Mobile, ROAMpay Mobile, and AprivaPay visit www.paymentmax.com.
PaymentMax is the preferred provider of three mobile phone credit card processing applications and equipment: PAYware mobile, ROAMpay mobile, and AprivaPay. Here is where you can buy or download everything you need to get started accepting credit and debit cards on your smartphone.
PAYware Encryption Sleeve-Select Verifone distributors like PaymentMax offer the Encryption Sleeve, or you can purchase through Apple or Best Buy. The sleeve is only available for the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4 (with a special adapter plate).
ROAMpay Mobile App – Sign up for the app that is compatible with over 400 cell phones-ROAMpay Mobile at PaymentMax. Once you have been signed up an SMS text is sent to your phone. Click on the link and ROAMplayer will be downloaded to your cell phone’s application folder. Easy!
ROAMpay Swipe -Receive your ROAMpay Swipe for free with a new, approved merchant account with PaymentMax. ROAMpay Swipe is also available for purchase at PaymentMax.
Once you are set up with a ROAMpay account, you can purchase equipment and accessories at https:my.roamdata.com/myroam.
AprivaPay App This mobile app (which is compatible with Windows Mobile, Android, and iPhone) can be downloaded at Apriva and the App store.
AprivaPay Reader/Printer Combination -The only credit card reader and printer peripheral for iphone/ipod touch (OS 2x and later), (Android OS 2.0 and later), and Windows Mobile (5.0 & 6.0) is available through PaymentMax and Apriva.
For more information on smartphone credit card processing visit www.paymentmax.com.
PaymentMax offers its Android merchants the opportunity to hand their customers a printed receipt (instead of an emailed one) by means of the AprivaPay app and the combination reader/printer peripheral.
The credit card swiper and printer peripheral is the Woosim PORTI-SC30 and comes with a Bluetooth interface and a rechargeable battery. The device is pocket size measuring 75.5 X 112 X 34mm, and weighing only 224g.
Here are some additional features of the mobile swiper/printer device.
- Quiet! Prints through direct printing method.
- High Speed (40mm/sec)
- High Resolution (203dpi:8dots/mm)
- Bluetooth and USB options.
- Supports text and graphic printing.
- Supports logo (bit-image) printing (allows you to put your logo on receipts)
- Easy paper loading.
- Self diagnostics for easy maintenance.
- Using combined with CDMA phone or PDA.
- Battery will last for one hour of continuous printing!
To get started accepting credit cards and printing receipts with your Android cell phone visit www.paymentmax.com.
We have been receiving so many phone calls and emails regarding the big news that Verizon users will have access to the iPhone on February 3rd (anticipated date). Our clients are excited to start swiping their customers credit cards with the popular iPhone.
There are three iPhone credit card swiper options: PAYware Mobile Swipe, ROAMpay Swipe, and AprivaPay. All three will be available to the Verizon iPhone.
For more information on credit card processing, next day funding, mobile applications, mobile equipment, or the Verizon iPhone visit www.paymentmax.com
One of the first questions our clients ask when they are being set-up with a mobile merchant account from PaymentMax is, “what happens if someone steals my phone, or one of my employee’s phones.” “Will the thief be able to access my customers sensitive credit card information?”
The answer is no! PaymentMax offers ROAMpay Mobile, PAYware mobile, and AprivaPay. All three of these mobile phone and tablet credit card processing apps have the highest level of security. There is absolutely no storage of sensitive credit card data on the mobile devices. Also, credit card information is always encrypted during transmission.
If your phone/tablet/ipad is lost or stolen simply give PaymentMax a call and we can transfer your account to your new phone or tab.