A few posts back, I talked about our GoPayment solution in conjunction with Intuit and how it made it easy for the entrepreneur or small business owner to accept credit card payments anytime and anywhere. Today, I’d like to share a success story. Verizon Wireless customer, YiShaun Yang, owner of AdoraPet, conveys a good business case below.
In her own words YiShaun wrote:
While I was working as a corporate attorney in a Manhattan law firm, I made the decision to take a leap of faith and start my own business. I believe children are full of potential and possibility, and it was important to me to create a business that nurtures children’s dreams and development.
I started a business in the children’s products industry called AdoraPet (http://AdoraPet.com).
As an entrepreneur, my business is nimble, but we still need the same tools that an enterprise may need, though in a different version.
I didn’t think I would be able to accept credit card payments without going through the hassle of entering into an onerous credit card processing contract that had termination fees and other obligations.
I had my first holiday fair of the season coming up and time was running out to find a suitable solution. But one day while in the Verizon store, I saw the GoPayment credit card swiper, and it changed the way I do business and allows me to easily serve my customers better.
I found the online set up process to be incredibly quick and easy. I plugged in my information online and was able to find out very quickly that my application had been approved.
Before the fair, I was able to enter in my different products, their prices, and whether or not to accept tax for each item, which made the actual sales process much faster and more streamlined.
I decided to have a special holiday set of all 8 of my children’s books, and even though I was offering a special holiday price, it was more than most people carry in cash.
I was so happy to have GoPayment, especially when a woman came by at the very end and bought 5 holiday sets right on the spot because she was able to pay by credit card!
Now, I carry the GoPayment swiper with me wherever I go. It’s light and compact and comes with its own plastic case, so I can easily toss it into my bag or pocket. I love the versatility it gives my customers and me, and it helps make running a small business easier.
[Editor’s note: If your business is like YiShaun’s where you can sell your products at fairs or on the go; then you will seriously want to consider getting a mobile credit card processing solution so you can accept payment – for your product(s) – no matter where you are! For more information click here or go to http://bit.ly/wD8LJI
In an increasingly mobile and cashless society, small businesses more than ever need an easy way to accept credit cards on the go so they never have to say no to a sale.
Whether you are a one-person operation, or a business with 50 employees, one of the big challenges for many small businesses is payment. Many organizations are not equipped to take or process credit cards– until now.
Verizon Wireless and Intuit teamed up to deliver a game changer for the small- and medium-sized business. The Intuit GoPayment will enable the entrepreneur to do something seamlessly – take plastic on select mobile devices and tablets.
Setting up an account is simple and takes less than 15 minutes.
All you need is the GoPayment card reader, available for $29.97 from any one of the 2,300 Verizon Wireless retail stores (It comes with a $30 mail in rebate debit card). Users simply download the free GoPayment app to a mobile device. The card reader easily fits into the audio jack of a supported smartphone or tablet.
Credit and debit cards can be swiped through the card reader or entered manually through the free GoPayment app. The transaction is processed immediately and funds are automatically deposited into a user’s bank account within a few business days. GoPayment can be used on the most popular devices on iOS, BlackBerry and Android platforms, including select 4G LTE smartphones and tablets. Tablet and smartphone users require a data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2GB of data.
So, if you are a small business, and are intent on changing your cashflow and increasing your revenue, consider deploying GoPayment to change your business.
Additional information can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/gopayment
If your business is already using GoPayment, tell me how your game was changed.