This is a guest post geared toward the small business owners. I don’t know a small business which doesn’t accept credit cards, except the sellers at farmer’s market but, if you are a small business owner and don’t accept credit cards, I am sure you want to read this piece. Enjoy the post!
Credit Card Readers are among the most interesting new inventions that have come about to aid the retail industry. Previous to this, the only alternative that a consumer had who wanted to buy something was by paying by check or cash. However, this required a certain amount of trust between the customer and the businessman and since the system was too hard to enforce a viable level of security in, the check as a means of payment for retail goods petered out.