PayPal Expands To Offline Payments (Credit Card Swipe): What Does It Mean For Your Business

I’ve been using Intuit’s GoPayment solution for several weeks now. I know many of you also use Square’s payment solutions. Now PayPal is offering a solution PayPal Here a new solution that lets you use PayPal to process credit card payments.

I’m sure there are differences between these services, but one of the biggest differences you’ll find is most likely the support. Whichever solution you choose, if you can’t speak to a human being who can quickly resolve your problem, don’t use the service.

The services are easy enough to setup that you can try out each service and see which one works best for you.

PayPal Here says their difference is:

So, you’re asking, how is this different from other small business mobile payment solutions? The key differentiator is that it comes from PayPal, a trusted brand in the online payments industry with more than 100 million customers around the globe and years of proven payment innovation, driving growth for millions of businesses globally. PayPal Here comes with our world-class fraud management capabilities, and our 24×7 live customer support. In addition to accepting more payment methods, PayPal Here offers a simple flat rate of 2.7% for card swipes and PayPal payments. Merchants are also given a business debit card for quick access to their funds and 1% cash back on eligible purchases – which means if you use the debit card, your fees are actually just 1.7%!

Intuit surely is a trust brand and Square has been around long enough and gained maturity to also be a trust brand. I do like the 24/7 live customer support that PayPal offers, however.

For businesses who’ve been stymied by not being able to accept credit cards, you really have NO excuse – there are now three major competitors offering mobile payment options for your business to accept credit cards. Go for it and prosper!


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