PayPal as terminal
December 21, 2012 5:51 AM Subscribe
Is there a way to use PayPal to set up your computer as a way to accept credit cards in person at a fundraising event?
posted by tomcochrane to Work & Money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Tomorrow evening is the annual Christmas gala and silent auction for a local classical music festival. It's the biggest fundraiser of the year. In past years the only way for donors or auction winners to pay was with cash or cheque.
We'd like to be able to offer the option of using credit cards, and PayPal seems like a natural fit - we don't have the cash to pay for an actual credit card terminal. We use PayPal to accept online payments - is there a way we can use PayPal to accept payments in person, and have it set up by Saturday evening?
We're located in (somewhat) rural Canada, if that helps.
Note: We know about Square and PayPal Here. PayPal Here isn't available in Canada yet, and our Square card reader hasn't arrived yet.