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palacio4890
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What is the most affordable way to be able to take credit/debit card payments?

I am starting an automotive restoration business. I have quickbooks online, and I need a way for my employee to be able to take credit/debit card payments. I looked into the QB pos system, but is it really $1200? I am just starting out, so I need an affordable solution. Can we just use the card reader or allow payment either on the spot through a device or through email?
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MaryLandT
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What is the most affordable way to be able to take credit/debit card payments?

Good day, palacio4890,

 

With QuickBooks Payments, you can accept credit card, debit, and ACH bank transfers for invoices you send and sales you make. It's an add-on feature in QuickBooks Online to help your employee take payments from customers.

 

Check out the guide for QuickBooks Payments fees for additional information. I also suggest visiting the QuickBooks Payments website for the latest plans and processing fee rates. 

 

To sign up:

 

  1. Sign in to QuickBooks Online as an admin.
  2. Select Settings ⚙and  then select Account and Settings.
  3. Select Payments. In the QuickBooks Payment section, select Learn more.
  4. In the Business section, select Start. Fill out the form and tell us about your business. When you're done, select Next.
  5. In the Owner/Proprietor section, select Start. Fill out the form and then select Next.
  6. If you're approved for both QuickBooks Payments and QuickBooks Cash, you can skip to step 5. In the Bank section, click Start. Select Add a new bank connection and search for your bank.
  7. Choose the account you want customer payments to go into.
  8. Enter the sign-in info you use for your bank, then click Connect.
  9. When you're finished with all of the sections, click Activate Payments.

Here are the articles you can check for more details:

 

Let me know if you have follow-up questions by commenting below. Just tag my name and I'll get back to you.

palacio4890
Level 1

What is the most affordable way to be able to take credit/debit card payments?

Thank you MaryLandT for that information.  The question that comes to mind is, will my employee be able to swipe a customer's card at the point of sale without having to generate an invoice first?  When he is meeting with a customer, he needs a way to quickly accept a deposit from the customer.  

MaryGraceS
Moderator

What is the most affordable way to be able to take credit/debit card payments?

Hi there, @palacio4890.

 

Yes, you have an option to receive payment without an invoice with QuickBooks Payments. To do that, you'll need to set up the card reader for the GoPayments app.

 

I recommend checking the following articles for more details, like how to order the card reader, set it up, and use the device:

Another option is to visit the App website and look for a POS software that works best for your business needs. 

 

Also, there's a separate forum for developers where you can find tips and help with program integrations for different applications in QuickBooks. You can visit them through this link: Intuit Developer.

 

Drop me a comment below if you have any other questions. I'll be happy to help you some more. 

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