The Go Payment EMV Chip Reader – What is it and how can you order it?
Credit card vendors have incorporated new chip technology into all credit cards. This technology is known as EMV – cards that have a “smart chip” designed into them that encrypts sales data.
This technology is designed to make transactions more secure by making the cards safer to use and more difficult to abuse. Using these cards creates a new user experience in that the cards must be inserted to card readers in order to render payment. Most major credit card companies already have transitioned to this new platform.
Given that reality, new card readers are encouraged for accepting payments. Intuit has introduced their versions of EMV card readers. One of these is the GoPayment EMV Card Reader, which is the focus of this article.
Since your customers most likely are using the new EMV chip credit cards, you need to transition to the new EMV card readers. If you're not already using an EMV card reader, you could find yourself in a position of liability for some costs if you accept a counterfeit or stolen card using the magnetic strip during a payment transaction.
You can order a GoPayment EMV card reader for $30 directly from inside your QuickBooks Online, but if you're already a GoPayment user, you might qualify for an EMV Chip Reader promotional offer. You can inquire here.
This card reader can be used for both EMV chips and mag strip platforms. The device is certified to work with both Apple and Android technologies. The new reader is designed to work with your current GoPayment App and will fit into your phone just like previous card readers.
The EMV card reader comes with user friendly instructions and a USB cable to be used for charging. The reader itself has an internal battery, due to the fact that the transaction with chip cards takes longer, therefore a battery is required. On a full charge, the reader will make up to 150 transactions, depending upon your cell service availability.
As long as your smartphone or tablet is using iOS 8.0 or Android OS 4.0 or higher, the card reader will work plug and play with your device. As the reader is designed to be used with the current GoPayment App, it will work seamlessly as your payment acceptance platform.
This is yet another innovative product Intuit has developed to make performing your business effortless.
Following are the steps to order a GoPayment EMV chip reader through QuickBooks Online:
Step 1 – From your company, and then "select Account and Settings"
Order EMV - Step 1
Step 2 – Click the blue "Manage Account" button
Order EMV - Step 2
Step 3 – Select the option to "Order Card Reader"
Order EMV - Step 3
It doesn't get much easier than that.
GoPayment is a great way to accept payments anywhere you do business. Small business owners who use QuickBooks Online with GoPayment get paid on average twice as fast as those who don’t. If you're not already using GoPayment, you can learn more about features and fees at the QuickBooks Payments page.