If you often have a customer's credit card in hand when you process
credit cards, you may be able to lower your merchant account costs by using a
card reader with your Merchant
Service for QuickBooks. The card reader enables you to swipe credit cards (and if you choose, debit cards) and qualify for
lower "card swiped" transactions rates.
You can connect the card reader to a computer running QuickBooks or to
another computer where QuickBooks is not installed. You'll receive a Quick
Start guide with setup instructions.
If you use the card readerr on a computer with QuickBooks, you can use it in
the same windows that you use to process credit cards manually—Receive
Payments window, Enter Sales Receipts window, and Create Credit Memos/Refunds
window. Click Swipe Card on the toolbar, and follow the onscreen instructions.
You can also swipe a credit card from the Process Credit Card Payment
You can swipe any card type (, MasterCard, Visa, and so on) that your merchant
account is set up to accept. Your transactions are automatically recorded in
If you use the card reader with a computer that does not have QuickBooks
installed, you'll process transactions remotely by using
Virtual Terminal Plus.
Applying for the Merchant
Service for QuickBooks
Sign up to swipe credit cards
About "card swiped" and
"key entered" transactions