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    Hairclips
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    Hi All

    I am setting up my business to sell a unique hairclip to Australia which will be sold direct to customers as it needs to be demonstrated how to use the clip. I will sell these at trade shows/markets/fetes, so if I am not relying on cash only purchases I need credit card facilities that are mobile (otherwise I would use paypal)

    My question is has anyone use a mobile credit card facility /EFTPOS machine currently. If so which one.

    I have looked at ones from the NAB and CBA, but not sure what I should look out for in regards to fees.

    I am in start up and don’t want to get into a merchant account that will charge a large amounts of fees that I’m not sure I can cover yet.

    What have others done in regards to credit card purchases ?

    Thanks
    Hairclips

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    [Former] FS Concierge
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    Hi Hairclips
    This topic also came up a couple of months ago, so checking out the responses here might help you: http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/forums/talking-technology/1805-mobile-eftpos-machine.html

    Good luck!
    Jayne

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    Hairclips
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    Thanks Jayne.

    I had searched in money matters for information, not the technology section, so this thread is great for me.

    Thanks heaps.

    Cheers
    Hairclips

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    alexx_2010
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    There’s a couple of apps for the iphone / nokia’s which let take cards.

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    nicoleiv
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    I am new here and wondered if I explained my business situation if you could provide advice on the best eftpos option:

    Weight loss consultant and I see clients in my home office, due to the high fees I wonder whether it would be beneficial to both myself and my clients to accept credit cards/eftpos.

    Would an eftpos machine or online merchant facility be better?

    What are the approx. fees for both options?

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Regards,

    Nicole

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    linkman
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    Hi Nicole,

    My suggestion is that you get a mobile EFTPOS service. The only requires internet access – obviously – and has a few issues. As you do not get the client to sign you do run the risk of the banks/card companies rejecting the payment should a client challenge the charge.

    The fees are relevent to turnover, but very approximately:

    Setup around 100
    Machine 40ish per month
    Service fees – monthly around $30 and then a % of the value processed per month for credit cards and a float 35 to 75 cents per transaction for each eftpos transaction.

    Hope that helps.

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    nicoleiv
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    Thank you so much for that information, gives me a good idea of what cost I will be looking at.

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    Army of One
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    I have some clients who are mobile retailers of seafood products and their mobile EFTPOS terminals are essential for their business.

    I also like the iphone card swipey thing – but as a consumer I would be more happy with a mobile EFTPOS machine.

    Shop around with different banks to get the best deal.

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