Businesses that travel or conduct most of their operations on the road know all too well the headaches and fees associated with carting around a credit card terminal everywhere they go. Contractors, tradeshow vendors, delivery persons and anyone else on the road needs an easy mobile payment option. Sure, there are wireless units and some are failry inexpensive, but shouldn't there be an easier way? Well now there is. MerchantWARE Mobile makes accepting credit cards easy virtually anywhere. The entire system consists only of a small magnetic card reader and a free BlackBerry application. You simply swipe a card through the Bluetooth card reader (which isn't required but makes things much easier - you can also key in the card numbers) and you can take a credit card payment. Everything is readily available by visiting MerchantWARE Mobile. Read on after the jump for more information.
The application is extremely easy to setup and use. The only requirement is a BlackBerry device and optional Bluetooth wireless card reader (MerchantWARE offers the MagneSafe BT90, one of the best). You simply install their application on your device, setup your card reader and you're good to go. The only fees involved are those associated with your credit card processing. You have nearly all of the options of a standard credit card terminal as well. Secure, real-time transactions (including sales, refunds and voids), detailed transaction reporting, email receipts for merchant and customer, comlies with PCI DSS/PABP and end of the day batch processing. I'm a huge fan of this whole system (just wish I had a use for it!) as it is extremely easy to use and offers amazing features. How cool it is to know you can just carry the card reader (which is used wirelessly but charged via USB) in your pocket with your device, and you can accept credit cards anywhere? Pretty cool stuff. For all the details or to get started right now, check out http://merchantwarehouse.com/merchantware_mobile.