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Accepting Credit Cards

11 years 9 months ago #161328 by daroyalle437
I just found phone swipe and got it in the mail today. I called to make sure there are no limits or holds. So far so good. I will keep the forum posted.
11 years 10 months ago #161256 by Robyn
Replied by Robyn on topic Re:Accepting Credit Cards
We also recently used Square at our auction with an iPhone. It was amazingly simple. Highly recommend it if you aren't ready to set Up a Visa Mastervcard acct with the bank.
11 years 11 months ago #161169 by JHB
Replied by JHB on topic Re:Accepting Credit Cards
We used PayPal for some parent group donations and purchase of tickets. Frankly very few took advantage of the credit card option, but it was great to be able to SAY "we take credit cards". It really wasn't that hard to setup and the PayPal staff are very helpful.

Our only glitch was failing to understand that PayPal has very strict policies about not allowing any transactions associated with gambling/games of chance.

We sold tickets to our Reverse Raffle Dinner. Since "raffle" was in the phrase, it was later flagged and they froze our account until we resolved the matter. So don't use terms like "raffle" or "bingo" in any listings.
11 years 11 months ago #161165 by Bea0306
Replied by Bea0306 on topic Re:Accepting Credit Cards
We use a combination of PayPal through our website and Square at events. However paypal is coming out with a "card swiper" soon.
11 years 11 months ago #161163 by Tee
Replied by Tee on topic Re:Accepting Credit Cards
I am new to the group, but I would like to forewarn all schools thinking about both square and Paypal. Before signing up, please read the reviews. My group has personally had issues with both. Square will at times accept the payments and then hold them with no release date and Paypal at times will do the same.

I had had both positive and negative experiences with both companies. Please just do your due diligence beforehand so there are no surprises later on.


11 years 11 months ago #161113 by mum24kids
Replied by mum24kids on topic Re:Accepting Credit Cards
I used Square ( at an event recently--super easy to use there, and I was told it was easy to set up, but I didn't actually do the set up myself. I think it's good for a one time event where you have to swipe cards, but it's not what you would use if you want to accept credit cards on your website.

I've used PayPal with three different organizations, and had some issues with it, primarily because we needed to have a webmaster with some programming knowledge set it up on the site; not just any joe could go in and set it up. And all three organizations have had issues where people think they have paid for and purchased something, when, in fact, the transaction has not been completed.

At my school we are using, which works well for us. The fees are a little on the high side, but it's very user friendly and doesn't require any kind of programming knowledge to get it working.
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