For iPhone card processing, is anybody using anything other than Square, that they can recommend?
95% of my guests book smoothly online, but once in a blue moon I'll have someone who just can't pay online, usually someone from a foreign country, but occasionally someone either incompetent or someone who has moved and isn't putting in the correct current billing address for the card.
For those people, I've used Square on my iPhone. But about 75% of the time I can't get it to read the card. I have 2 Square readers, the swipe-only version and the combo chip reader/swipe version. I try them both when I have problems but usually give up after about 2 dozen failed attempts to read the card.
The iPhone says it detects the reader. About 1 time in 10 the reader will say "card not swiped straight enough, try again" and 9 times in 10 the reader doesn't even acknowledge that I've swiped (never can get the chip reader to work).
Anyway, I'm throwing these readers in the trash and looking for another solution. I used the reader from Amazon, I think it was, until they ended the service and I had to switch to Square. Is anybody using anything other than Square, that they can recommend?
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