Credit Cards: How do I use a credit card swiper?

Square


You can learn more about the type of card reader compatible with square by going to their website here Square Credit Card Reader

For setup instructions check out our article here: Square Setup Information

Vantiv


Please follow this link for more information on the credit card swipers supported with Vantiv, along with setup information.

Vantiv Credit Card Processing

For Dejavoo terminal users:

Once you have completed the setup up of your terminal following the steps here, you can use the terminal by following these steps.

1.) Head over to an invoice
2.) Click "Take Payment" at the top right
3.) On the payment screen, click "Take Payment" again, you should now see some activity on the   terminal.
4.) It will give you the option to key in or swipe a card, pick your method and complete transaction.

Stripe

For information on what card reader to use please contact Stripe. You can find setup information by following the link below.

Stripe Setup Information

Authorize

All you need is the API key and Secret from Authorize.net, just head over to your settings page and put those in. You can find more details on how to set up your Authorize account here.

Authorize.net Setup Information

Equipment:

MagTek Dynamag Card Reader (USB  for Desktop/Laptop)

If you are on a Mac, we've found that the MagTeks will occasionally require a one-time PC connection in order to switch the device into Keyboard Emulation mode. If you aren't able to successfully swipe a card number into Text Edit you will likely need to contact your supplier for steps on updating it to Keyboard Emulation mode.

Credit Card Reader Setup Information:

You must have a "Card Present" account with Authorize.net, which is probably not the standard account type you may already have.  We got one for testing it was only $20/month and a few pennies when you do more than 100 transactions.


Once that is setup, and you check the box to 'enable authorize.net' in the settings, your payment form will default to credit card. Swipe the card in your reader with the cursor in the credit card number field.

Troubleshooting:

If the light is green and nothing happens after you swipe the card, it's probably in "HID" mode instead of "KEYBOARD" mode - no problem!

Just head to magtek's website on Windows and change to "keyboard mode", in Internet Explorer: http://magtek.com/support/mode 


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