Does anyone have advice/recommendations for how to incorporate a swiping device with their iPad setup? Obviously, SQUARE is not used, but I was looking for something as similarly neat and easy-to-use as well as protective. Thank you!
The best solution at this time is the Magtek cDynamo, paired with a stand or bracket.
The cDynamo is a ipad case with a built-in credit card reader. It’s pretty decent.
BUT…I wouldn’t buy one right now! According to this morning’s CEO email, there’s a new reader with EMV and contactless payments integrated, coming this summer. My educated guess is that it will be the Magtek kDynamo. I’d wait until those are released before dropping $250 on a cDynamo.
They’re actually Ingenico Move/5000 and they will require a new gateway. I have one and we’ve been testing it and it works well, but it’s not the small, sleek Square-style reader.
awww…i had heard rumors it was the kDynamo. Darn! We tested the old iPayment EMV reader, and the separate reader was awful. We have 10-12 iPads going at our bar at once and there is no way we could keep the readers straight!
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I am a beta tester for the new EMV terminals, and not super stoked on them. They aren’t working great, kind of clunky, and you have to have a dedicated terminal for each tablet. Also - a biggie for our tasting room associates - customers have to enter a tip amount. I have suggested tip amounts that come up on the sign screen in Wine Direct, but the EMV terminal just shows $0 tip and the customer must enter an amount. That’s not cool.
Agreed. Separate EMV terminals are a complete no-go for us. It defeats the utility of having mobile iPads.
Still not sure why the kDynamo wasn’t used! It seems like a perfect fit!
Because it’s probably supported by the gateway that WineDirect Payments uses.