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carrieg2
Level 2

Is there a way to use gopayments with a desktop computer? I don't want to use a mobile device.

 
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MorganB
Content Leader

Is there a way to use gopayments with a desktop computer? I don't want to use a mobile device.

Happy Friday, carrieg2.

 

Thanks for reaching out here in the Community. I'd be glad to provide some info about accepting payments in QuickBooks Online. 

 

The GoPayment app is typically used for accepting customer payments while on the go. However, you can absolutely sign up for a Payments account to do the same thing on your computer through QuickBooks Online (QBO). Here's how:

 

1. Sign-in your QBO account as an admin.

2. Click the Gear icon in the top right corner.

3. Select Account and Settings, and then the Payments tab.

4. In the QuickBooks Payment section, choose Learn more

 

Complete the following prompts to activate your new Payments account. I recommend checking out this article for more info about signing up for QuickBooks Payments.

 

Additionally, this link offers details about the different ways to accept and process customer payments

 

Now you'll be able to accept your customers payments in QuickBooks Online from the comfort of your desk chair. Don't hesitate to reach back out if you have any other questions. I'll be here to help.

carrieg2
Level 2

Is there a way to use gopayments with a desktop computer? I don't want to use a mobile device.

We already use the payments option. We wanted to be able to swipe/tap cards as well, without a mobile device. 

carrieg2
Level 2

Is there a way to use gopayments with a desktop computer? I don't want to use a mobile device.

We already use the payments screen to manually enter card information. We want to be able to swipe/tap without having a cell or tablet connected.

MorganB
Content Leader

Is there a way to use gopayments with a desktop computer? I don't want to use a mobile device.

Thanks for getting back to me with those details, carrieg2.

 

Most of the compatible card readers connect through Bluetooth on a mobile device, but there is another option. The Magtek card reader connects to your computer via USB. You can find out more about this reader by visiting this link: Order an Intuit Payment Solutions Magtek Card Reader.

 

With this info, you'll be able to skip the mobile device, and still take swiped payments. Please let me know if you need assistance with anything else. 

 

awiebold
Level 1

Is there a way to use gopayments with a desktop computer? I don't want to use a mobile device.

Is there another compatible reader that can accept chip cards that can be connected to the computer?  The gopayments app is garbage, and Currently I'm forced to eat 3.4% by keying in a card vs a much lower % if I could run it through a reader?

LieraMarie_A
QuickBooks Team

Is there a way to use gopayments with a desktop computer? I don't want to use a mobile device.

Hi there, @awiebold.

 

We have the Magtek reader that you can connect to your computer via USB. You can learn more about it here: Install and use the USB MagTek card reader with a QuickBooks payments account.

 

We also have mobile card readers that use GoPayments to process seamless transactions as you go. Rates per transaction are provided in this article: Mobile payments.

 

If you stumble into an issue while you use the mobile app card reader, don't worry. We have an awesome guide that will help you fix it: Fix issues with the GoPayment and QuickBooks mobile app card reader.

 

Should you have any other questions about setting up card readers. I'd be pleased to help you out. 

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