You’ve been invited to speak for one hundred people then sell your books afterward. Maybe you’re giddy with anticipation. Perhaps you’re freaked out because speaking in front of groups scares you to death. Either way, you must be prepared.
One hour before show time your table is all set up. You have stacks of books. Your pen is ready for all those personalized notes you must write. You have ones and fives to make change. You are set.
But wait! In today’s market you must accommodate the card wielding customer. Whether it’s VISA MasterCard, American Express or a Debit Card, you must be prepared. We know from experience that your sales will increase exponentially if you accept credit cards.
Gone are the days when you have to pay exorbitant fees for credit card processing machines. If you have a smart phone, you can accept credit cards. And no, you don’t have to have an iPhone. Any Android operating system will do. Although an iPhone is pretty cool. (We just got our first ones and we love them!)
If you have a smart phone or a tablet, you can accept credit card payments through services like Square, PayPal, and Intuit (which boasts the lowest fees). Upon applying online, you will receive your free swipe device which sticks right in the little headphone jack on your phone or tablet in the mail.
A word of advice: Make sure you connect to the Wi-Fi of the building you are in. You may have to obtain the password, but it will make connecting and using your square super-fast and easy.
We use the Square and we love that our deposits are made directly to our bank account. If you use PayPal’s service, your money will be available through your PayPal account.
It really is easy. And convenient. So, what are you waiting for?
Here are some links to get you going.
Start making more sales at your very next event! Order the “swipe” of your choosing today!