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#1 posted 08-13-2012 05:11 PM

I did a craft show once selling clocks. At the time (and maybe still now) PayPal offered a free service to run credit cards. They took a small percentage (about 3%) and you didn’t need a tax ID. There are API’s you can build into a web site or you can process them on the PayPal web site. I had someone at home ready to take my calls when I wanted to process a CC payment since there was no wifi back then. From my limited craft show experience accepting credit cards/debit cards is huge in making a sale. People just don’t walk around with cash anymore plus debit cards don’t bounce like checks do :-)

I also had a nice big “Visa/Mastercard” sign on my table too so I stood out.

Good luck! I think you should go for it.

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