Mobile credit card processing is revolutionizing how our economy operates, allowing more people to break away from the risk associated with carrying cash.
For years, places like farmers markets, food trucks, sports concessions and a slew of others all operated on a cash-only basis, which in turn, limited their customer base. Those days are fading fast. Now mobile phone credit card readers ensure that customers can pay any way and at any time.
Here are just a few new ways we’ve seen them used to help entrepreneurs grow:
- Pop-up businesses—These incredibly unique business models allow people to test proof of concept. For example, we’ve seen a couple launch a pop-up thrift store to test its appeal in an urban community. They processed payments via their tablet credit card reader.
- Roadside stands/sales—From tamales to fresh shrimp, produce to seasonal gifts, roadside stands help enrich our communities and local culture. They also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to get their feet wet in terms of their business ideas.
- Schools—From spirit wear to concessions, schools can help raise funds and attract sales through mobile credit card wireless processing.
- Festivals and other community events—Whether it’s selling water at a 5K race or t-shirts at an outdoor concert, people can now get out into the community while providing card payment options to their customers.
At AVPS, we believe that mobile processing is not only safe and convenient, but that it also encourages budding entrepreneurs to get out and give their ideas a try. They can start a small business with very little infrastructure, which gives them greater flexibility—and time—to find out if their concept holds water.