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Accept credit card payments using QuickBooks Online for Android

Learn how to accept credit card payments in QuickBooks Online for your Android device.

Start taking payments today! Check the instructions below to get started.

  1. On the new Sales Receipt or Receive Payment screen, specify the following information:
    • Customer
    • Date
    • Ref #
    • Payment amount
    • (Optional) Memo

    Note: For sales receipts, specify an item. You may also add a customer message.

  2. Enter discount, tax, and shipping amount if they apply.
  3. Choose how you want to enter the credit card info.
    • Swipe
      1. Make sure your card reader is plugged in or connected via Bluetooth (depending on the type of card reader) and swipe the card.
    • Scan
      1. Select Scan card info, then Position the card.
      2. Scan according to your device.
      3. Fill in any missing info.
      4. Select Done.
    • Key enter
      1. Select Enter card info.
      2. Enter the credit card number, expiration date, CVV security code, and customer billing address zip code.
      3. Select Done.
  4. (If swiped) Let your customer sign with their finger. They can always clear it and sign again.
  5. Select Charge.

    Note: When you receive the payment, you’ll see “Credit Card Processed” on the sales receipt or payment.

  6. Select email to email the sales receipt or payment.

    Note: The email includes the type of credit card used, the last 4 digits of the credit card number, and the authorization number of the transaction.

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