[AusNOG] Merchant facilities, card services closure, etc.
christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au
Wed Jul 27 16:26:11 EST 2016
I'd recommend https://squareup.com/au
On Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 3:39 PM, Ross Wheeler <ausnog at rossw.net> wrote:
> I'm guessing there's still a few of the "smaller" operators on this list.
> Had a (legit) call from my bank this morning, advising me that the ancient
> old "paper" system I've been using for 26 years will cease to exist in 2
> Seems the "card services" group (run by the credit card institutions
> themselves, not by the banks) is shutting down. I don't have a huge number
> of credit card transactions each month, but more than enough that manually
> punching them into a phone or POS terminal just ain't gunna happen, and same
> for doing it a card at a painful time through some web interface.
> My old system used to simply spit out fully printed "merchant summary slips"
> that only needed folded and slipped into the provided envelope - no human
> interaction beyond a quick visual scan of each page (25 transactions per
> I just want a simple system where a card, and an amount, can be shot to
> "somewhere" and processed, ideally with a receipt/accepted or
> declined/rejected response. One at a time that can be automated, or a batch,
> I don't care. Real-time or offline, I don't particularly mind.
> I'm happy to change to (or open an additional facility with) another
> institution. I don't really care if it's a bank or not, as long as they're
> reputable, honest and easy to deal with while setting it up (and their fees
> are comparable with or less than I pay now <grin>).
> Anyone else facing the same problems? I don't want to go down the
> direct-debit route, the majority of my customers currently either send dead
> trees, or do EFT, it's just a few hundred cards that linger...
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