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USAePay Lets You Accept Credit Cards On Your iPhone, But It’s Not Pretty [Review]



As a business owner, I love being able to take payments on my iPhone or iPad when I’m on the go — like at my booth during Seattle Comic Con. That’s one of the reason’s I’m a big Square fan. But while Square has a beautiful design and makes taking credit card payments a snap, it lacks a lot of features real businesses need.

Enter USAePay, which, like Square, also offers iPhone and iPad-compatible credit card readers. But together with their iOS app, USAePay provides many features Square doesn’t. And it’s for that reason, I decided to take USAePay for a spin; here’s what I found.

PayPal Brings A Triangle To A Square Fight, Unveils New “Here” Mobile Payment System



Paypal has finally made it into the mobile payment market after being beat to the punch by the likes of Square and Intuit. PayPal may be late to the party but they have a more recognizable name in the world of payment systems and that may just be enough to push them to the front of the line. Besides their name, they’re also offering merchants a 2.7% flat rate on transactions versus the 2.75% offered by Square. PayPal didn’t stop there either, launching a full on geometrical attack by choosing a triangle as the shape of choice for their card reader dongle.

Square Wants To Replace Cash Registers With iPads



Square, the iOS credit-card company, wants to replace lame old cash registers with sleek iPads sporting its little square white credit card-reading dongle. The new Square Register app for iPad aims to do just that.

Mobile Payment Solution Square Updated With Customer Rewards And Hardware Integration


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Popular mobile payment solution Square has received a significant update that adds new features and specialized hardware integration for merchants.

You can set up in-store rewards for regular customers, integrate Square with cash drawers and receipt printers, and work with enhanced software features for transaction and specific customer details.

Square’s Card Case Wants To Make An NFC-Equipped iPhone Obsolete Thanks To Tabs



With the iPhone unlikely to get NFC capabilities this year according to reports, waving your iPhone in front of a cash register to pay for your morning coffee will have to wait until 2012 at the earliest. Or will it?

Square has just unveiled their next-generation mobile platform, Square Card Case, and it’s not just an interesting precursor to the promise of NFC, but NFC’s first truly viable alternative in the mobile payments arena… at least when it comes to local merchants.