Home Business Payment Tools: PayAnywhere

If you need a way to accept credit cards no matter where you are, the PayAnywhere app and credit card reader are home business payment tools that can turn your mobile device into a point-of-sale terminal.

Almost every year, my husband and I attend Summer Fest in our town. It's an arts fair. Local and regional artists set up shop, and you can browse interesting artwork. Most of what we have on display in our home is purchased from Summer Fest. We're big into supporting local arts.

I've noticed, though, that over time things have changed. When we first attended Summer Fest, we had to bring cash because few people had a way to accept credit or debit cards. This year, though, we didn't have to worry about running out of cash (maybe that's a bad thing, after all) because most of these artists/businesspeople had the ability to accept credit card payments through their mobile devices.

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Accept Payments for Your Home Business Anywhere with PayAnywhere

One of the great things about the rise of smart mobile devices is that you can do almost anything — and do it from almost anywhere. It's possible to get a credit card reader and attach it to your smartphone or tablet. One of the companies that offers this service is PayAnywhere.

The setup with PayAnywhere is simple: You order a free credit card reader, and download the free app. PayAnywhere's reader is simple to use, and it plugs into the headphone jack, so you don't have to worry about USB/flash charging difficulties.

Not only that, but PayAnywhere boasts the lowest swipe fees available. You pay only when you swipe; the fee is 2.69% of the transaction. (You do pay more if you accept PINs. That rate is 3.49% + $0.19.) This makes things ridiculously simple. You don't have to worry about monthly fees, or other fees. On top of that, PayAnywhere can also act as your merchant services provider, so you don't have to worry about setting up merchant services on top of everything else. PayAnywhere makes it easy to start accepting debit and credit cards almost instantly.

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Why Accept Credit Cards and Debit Cards?

I don't use a credit card reader of this sort since my home business mostly takes place online. For me, home business payment via PayPal is just fine. However, many home business owners actually sell products, or they sell services face-to-face. As a result, it makes sense accept credit cards and debit cards.

Studies show that customers usually spend more when they're packing plastic. I know that our purchases at Summer Fest have increased along with our ability to just swipe, rather than call it quits when the cash runs out. Your customers are more likely to make larger purchases when they have the ability to turn to the credit and debit cards. Not only that, but you will also be more likely to accommodate more customers. This is especially true if your home business involves a mobile operation.

Money TreeDon't get left behind. Sure, cash may be making a bit of a resurgence. But those who accept credit and debit cards are going to have the upper hand. A simple, easy app and card reader like that offered by PayAnywhere can be a great way to accept credit and debit cards no matter where you are — and do it without a high cost or a lot of hassle.

Do you accept credit cards as home business payment? What do you use?

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