Square Just Got Amazoned...

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Well, want to save a bit more money? http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Local-Register-Secure-Reader/dp/B009AMF5XG

Yeah, not offered to me and still no EMV. But 1.75% moving to 2.5%

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I have the new Amazon card reader now. The software seems just like Square, every step of the way. Only difference I noticed is that Square offers receipt options of e-mail or text message, and Amazon only offerers receipt by e-mail (or wireless receipt printer, if you have one).

It deposits the money to your bank account just like Square.

The card reader itself is about twice the length of the Square reader, so cards are MUCH easier to swipe. The Square reader is so short it's easy to rock the card around as you slide the card, triggering a failed swipe.

Bottom line: I like it, and the price is much better!

I've also tried the PayPal system but found their software to be less stable than Square. Amazon's software seems great.

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Accept all major cards for 1.75% per swipe until January 1, 2016 (limited time offer).

hey money is money

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Yep, that sure beats Square's 2.75% to 3.5% + 15 cents.

$10 for the reader where Square is free, but they seem to be saying you get that back in discounts on the first $10 of processing fees.

Might as well give it a try. Doesn't cost anything to NOT use Square while evaluation Amazon. Just a few hoops to jump through to get it set up and tied to your bank account.

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