I have been agonizing over this because of the cost of a credit card processing unit. I accept credit cards at my Bead Fiesta shows because as a ‘courtesy’, they provide those of us without a machine to use their slips and then they process them for me and take out the transaction fees. I appreciate being able to do that VERY MUCH!! I would have very few sales otherwise. BUT, I want to be able to do this on my own without burdening my Bead Fiesta friends!
I just ran across a cool link http://www.propay.com/and went to check it out. I have found everything to be cool in this, except that I have not found how to accept the cards. Do I have printout pages to write the info on? Is a customer going to accept this? I could spend another 100 and get their small device which them plugs in to my comp for processing online, but to at least get started, I don’t have the 100 to spare.
Has anyone used this program? Do you like it? Do you have details you can share with me about where to write the credit card number in lieu of NOT having their little card runner?
I find the program looks easy to use and the fees are very low and reasonable versus an official processor unit. Would any of you have any qualms about giving up your credit card info to someone using this program? Please let me know what you all think, I am seriously leaning on this as a solution to my problem!