An eMERGE member asked me to start a discussion regarding accepting credit cards at shows. They've "done business on a hand shake for years, surprising never been burned". They're gearing up to participate in several very prestigious shows and they're interested in adding credit cards to their list of payment options. As we all know, credit cards are the norm for the bulk of business these days and accepting them can significantly increase sales, especially the impulse buy.
To help our fellow Crafthausers out, I was wondering how all of you handle credit card sales, especially when you're traveling at shows. Which cards are you accepting? Do you have a terminal? Are you using a payment service like Paypal etc? Which company or bank do you use? Has anyone tried using their smart phones to process transactions? How's adding a credit card payment option working out for your business?