• #1 by sharky300 on 17 Mar 2017
  • What are you folks, in the mobile world, using for credit/debit card payments? I'm looking for the most reliable set up, not necessarily the least expensive. I am sure I will be working without a hard connection to internet a lot of the time... so need something that will work on cellular, or wifi???

       I have been to places that are using a reader, attached to a phone... and always seems to be a problem for some reason or another.  That's the last problem I want to be dealing with when I have a line of hungry people staring at me!!!  Hahaha

    Thanks for looking...

  • #2 by Pizza Baker on 18 Mar 2017
  • We use Square, it has been very reliable. Jim
  • #3 by scott r on 18 Mar 2017
  • Now that I have had a few years under my belt and made many friends with food trucks I have seen a number of different systems.   All of them seem to have the same problems with connectivity drop outs.    I still use square like I always have, but I have moved to a square stand with an iPad that already has built in wifi.  I connect the stand to the printer with a physical cable.   Its possible to use a hotspot and a non wifi equipped iPad.   Its also possible to use a bluetooth printer.   I think its best to avoid as many wireless connections as possible and it seems to help a little.   

    Square does not have the best credit card rates, but it totally saved us once by giving us a loan to replace our oven when no bank would.     
  • #4 by JAG on 18 Mar 2017
  • Square for us too, no problems in 5yrs.

  • #5 by makin moves on 18 Mar 2017
  • 3 years using square with zero issues.
  • #6 by sharky300 on 18 Mar 2017
  • Sweet, thanks all!!  Seems like square is the answer... I really appreciate the input!

  • #7 by sharky300 on 18 Mar 2017

  • Square does not have the best credit card rates, but it totally saved us once by giving us a loan to replace our oven when no bank would.     

     Scott R- just goes to show- not always about the cheapest thing you can find... building a relationship like that can make the difference. Thanks for the perspective!!

  • #8 by scott r on 19 Mar 2017
  • That is so true!!

    Are any of you guys with no issues using a printer?   Do you ever have tickets that just randomly don't print?   We still seem to have this issue now and again and I have updated everything including software and hardware.   
  • #9 by sharky300 on 19 Mar 2017
  • So looking at the square... looks like it has POS built in as well. Do you find it to be Robust enough to handle your business. Does it integrate with your online orders... or do you have to enter manually?

  • #10 by sharky300 on 19 Mar 2017
  • Also... are you using iPad "air", with its own cellular service.  or are you using Wifi connections. If wifi, do you use a use your phone as hotspot, or do you use a dedicated "hot spot box" from your provider??

  • #11 by scott r on 20 Mar 2017
  • I switched to the iPad air from a hotspot.   I did this because I was having bluetooth interference issues at one of my spaces.   Everything worked fine at my other parking spaces.    This did fix the issues.
  • #12 by roksngr on 21 Mar 2017
  • If it doesn't print your tickets, its usually a "connection" issue.
  • #13 by kkgator on 28 Mar 2017
  • I've been using Square for 3 years with relatively minor issues.  Different venues vary as to the amount of CCs we transact.  Farmer's Market is more cash than credit but you'll miss out 3-5 sales if you don't accept cards.