But PayPal has turned my life upside down with the new HERE product. I don't have to wait for payments, I can go out and sell locally and receive payments right on the spot just by plugging a little credit card reader gizmo into my iPhone!
PayPal HERE is a way for people to accept payments right from their iPhone or Android device. You just download the free PayPal Here app, plug the card reader into the headphone jack, and start selling. And what’s great is you can accept credit and debit cards, checks (US only), cash, and PayPal at a flat 2.7% rate. You can even send customers invoices from within the app.
Best of all, the money shows up in your PayPal account in minutes, and you can start spending it with the PayPal Debit MasterCard®, which you can sign up for when you enroll in PayPal Here. Plus, like all of PayPal’s services, PayPal Here is totally secure. The actual device is encrypted, so you don’t have to worry about the security of your customers’ information. You should check it out. Just go to paypal.com/here to learn all about it.
You can also use an iPad. On a stand it makes an awesome cash register. That works very well for stores or booths. Developers are working hard to make Here usable with a variety of smart phones and pads.