are Readers are devices that accept credit and debit card payments during a transaction. Card Readers can be used as a component with other payment options such as online payments that you take through your booking platform. At BookingCentral, we are compatible with wifi-enabled card readers for both Stripe and Square users.

Read on to learn benefits and which card readers to use with BookingCentral.

Benefits of using a Card Reader to Process Payments

Using a card reader for your payments is a great option when you run a busy tour or rental shop. If you are considering making the update to add a card reader to your operations, we’ve outlined a few key benefits below:

Flexible. Ability to process payments right at the dock or tour meet-up location is a key feature to using a card reader. With the mobility of a card reader, it gives you the flexibility to take payments ‘on the go’. Match that with BookingCentral’s Check In / Check Out feature, and you are able to welcome customers at dock, campsite, or tour location, and process any final payments or add-ons quickly. No need to get them back to the office for payments.

Secure. Ensuring that your customers' payment details are secure is a top concern for businesses. Card Readers are a great choice when it comes to security as they will meet PCI compliance requirements and encrypt card information. Plus with the EMV chip card payment support, this technology minimizes the chances of someone accessing the card details for fraudulent use.

Fast and Simple. Connecting to the card reader and processing the payment takes seconds. It’s a huge time saver when processing payments as all that is needed is a swipe, tap or insert. This will make you, your employees and customers happy during those busy months when you are checking in customers each morning or throughout the day. You’ll have your customer checked in and payment made in no time.

What Card Readers can you use with the BookingCentral platform?

If you are using Square as your payment processor, choose the Square Terminal Card Reader.

Square Terminal Card Reader
Square Terminal Card Reader

If you are using Stripe as your payment processor, our system is compatible with the BBPOS WisePOS E card reader.

Stripe BBPOS WisePOS E

Important! Stripe’s Verifone P400 Update

Stripe has announced that they will be sunsetting the Verifone P400 reader on October 1, 2024. This reader will no longer be an option to process transactions after that date. You can learn more about this here.

What is the alternative?

If you are currently using this reader, it will be time to switch to the BBPOS WisePOS E card reader. The good news is that the BBPOS Wise POS E is compatible with BookingCentral, so it will be an easy update.

New to BookingCentral and want to know more about what our platform offers your rental or activity business? We have the answers. Reach out to our team today to learn more.

Dec 5, 2023
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