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Intuit GoPayment Introduces New Credit Card Reader For iOS Devices In Canada

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Smartphone payment player Intuit, which recently launched Intuit GoPayment mobile payments system in collaboration with AT&T, has just introduced an all new credit card reader for iOS devices. Best of all, the new card reader comes free when you sign up with the service and its official launch is kicking off first with Canada. The swipe card reader will sit atop any iPhone, iPod or iPad helping small businesses accept credit card payments on-the-go.

Here is the official press release via Engadget:

GoPayment Goes Global – First Stop Canada;
Unveils Newly Designed, Free Credit Card Reader

Canadians Will Be Able to Easily Accept Credit Cards on Mobile Devices;
Innovative Card Reader Improves Sales, Protects Data

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2012 – Canadians and new GoPayment users in the U.S. can soon easily accept credit cards on a mobile device with the GoPayment app and a newly-designed, free credit card reader.

New GoPayment Card Reader

The GoPayment card reader will be available in both the U.S. and Canada. It attaches to the audio jack of most popular iOS and Android devices. It is designed for use on the go and addresses many of the problems and challenges that users confront when using competitors’ card readers. It features a silicone sleeve that conforms to the phone or tablet to provide stability support to keep the reader from moving or spinning when swiping a card. Similar products typically spin on the audio jack, causing misreads of the credit card and requiring the user to awkwardly hold the product in place while swiping.

In addition, Intuit improved the swipe channel to read cards accurately the first time by putting it on an angle, beveling it and making it longer. These features help ensure an accurate read so a business owner doesn’t have to swipe the card multiple times and potentially lose a sale and look unprofessional.

The reader and the northward expansion will be available in “early 2012” with a high-end encryption that protects a customer’s sensitive credit card data from the moment a card is swiped.

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  • Evamikem

    Kind of point less with EMV standard. Also this tech has been around for awhile, Square, Roam Pay, ect.

  • Tjmcd

    but not in canada

  • Shawn Jenson

    Both Payfirma and Moneris have been offering this solution in Canada.

  • Beetle

    who still wants to use magnetic stripe?

  • Anonymous

    I can see this product benefiting people for all the wrong reasons. lol

  • Rod

    My thought as well. I have seen more chip cards than ever now.. so I think the stripe thing is almost a no go now.

  • Geoff Morgan

    Hi, this is Geoff from the GoPayment team in Canada. Thanks
    for the post. Regarding chip card readers, every credit card has a magnetic
    stripe, so GoPayment accepts them all. We’re tracking payment trends in Canada and
    are keep options open as far as bringing chip card tech to Canada in the
    future. (Yes, that’s a generic answer, but it needs to be.) Keep in mind, the
    card reader is free to our customers, and we’ve had a few different models to
    date as the tech advances.

     

    Of note, GoPayment has no monthly fee – if you don’t use
    it, you pay nothing. It’s free to sign up, and the card reader is free, and
    shipped to your door. You are not locked into a contract, and there are no
    monthly minimum charges. We’ve been helping small businesses in Canada get paid
    for years with our QuickBooks payments – GoPayment is for businesses that want
    to take mobile payments.

     

     We will gladly answer
    any question before you sign up. You can find us here: http://www.gopayment.ca

     

    Thanks,

    G

  • Skweezman

    Moneris has been offering this solution through the E-Select Plus app for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry for months now. 

  • Michael

    Can you use a Square card reader on Payforma in Canada or did I just blow $9.99

  • Daphne

    Payfirma has a monthly fee of $10, and charge $99 for the swiper plus a 4 years contract with a $500 penality fee.  Moneris has $250 activation fee, and charge $50 for the swiper.  Moneris do offer another mobile processing system called Payd, which only allow $2000 limit per month sales.  If you go over $2000, they want you to upgrade your account.

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