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: Advice on accepting card payments

09-15-2016, 12:34 AM
I conduct exhibitions of works of notable painters. Most of them are replicas. I also sell my works in the exhibitions. These days people are asking for credit card payments. I am losing customers due to that. I am only starting out to e-payments. I came across mobile payment processing solution which (, they promise, can accept card payments safely. It is like a pin pad on your smartphone. I think it will much suitable for payments during exhibitions. What are your thoughts on this? What alternative solution do you think I can use? Need you help.


09-15-2016, 03:10 PM

09-17-2016, 08:25 AM
People pay me with a credit card through PayPal. I think it is the safest way. If the volume of business is low it probably would not be cost effective to set up a merchant account to accept credit cards as a store would. It usually takes 3 days to get your payment released into your bank account when using PayPal but I think it is really worth it, plus people can trust their cards won't be hacked.