In this cashless era, not everyone carries cash with them, and for most transactions, people rely on credit or debit cards. It means that if you don’t have a card reader, you will lose the sale. 

Now, when we are talking about one of the best accounting software in the world, QuickBooks, let’s know about its own powerful card readers that will help your customers to make fast payments and also will allow you to run your business from anywhere. It is the most convenient option for customers as well as QuickBooks users to see the amounts and totals by using the interactive LED display. 

QuickBooks Card Readers

QuickBooks desktop has powerful card readers that will allow your customers to pay more securely and fast. These are QB21, QB31, and QB33. If you are a QuickBooks user and still haven’t used these card readers, move on with the complete article and learn about the exciting benefits of each card reader. Let’s start.

QB21 Card Reader

It is one of the most preferred card readers of QuickBooks; the features are mentioned below.

QB31 Card Reader

It is the next card reader from QuickBooks that allows users to do fast and secure transactions. The key features of this card reader are mentioned below.

QB33 Card Reader

This card reader is also known as the QuickBooks GoPayment note reader. The key features of this card reader are mentioned below.

Now, you can choose which card reader suits you the best among the above-mentioned options. 

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Things To Do Before Start Using A Card Reader

Before you use your card reader for processing payments from any debit card or credit card with EMV chips, you have to update the QuickBooks card reader. The process is mentioned below

Update Card Reader Using the BBPOS Chipper OTA App

It is a program that you can download to your system, and by using it, you can update your card reader.

Follow the below-mentioned steps for doing that.

Update Card Reader Using the QuickBooks Online Mobile or GoPayment apps

Before doing this process, you have to make sure that you have updated to the latest updated version of QuickBooks and that your card reader is fully charged. Also, make sure to have a good internet connection to update the card reader.

When you meet all the requirements, follow the steps mentioned below

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How To Order A Card Reader For QuickBooks GoPayment App? 

If you are willing to order a card reader for your QuickBooks GoPayment app, you have to follow the steps mentioned below 

Step 1: Order A Card Reader

First, you have to order the card reader and while placing the order, make sure to use your business physical mailing address. Follow the steps mentioned below

Steps to order if you have the green GoPayment app

QuickBooks Payment Card Reader - QB21, QB31, QB33

Steps To Order If You Have The Blue GoPayment App

Steps To Order From The Merchant Service Center

If you are ordering a QuickBooks card reader for the very first time, this process will be advised for you. 

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Step 2: Set up your card reader

Now, you know how you can order your card reader. The next thing you have to know is how to set up your card reader. Before moving further, make sure to note that card readers are only compatible to work with the GoPayment app and other QuickBooks products. If you are willing to use QuickBooks online on a web browser, you have to create and email invoices to your customers to receive the payment. 

Now, let’s carry on with the steps to set up the card reader.

To set up the card reader, the initial steps are,

Steps To Set Up If You Have The Green GoPayment App

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(Note – it means that the card reader is turned on)

Steps To Set Up If You Have The Blue GoPayment App

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Contact QuickBooks Professionals

QuickBooks readers are efficient, convenient, and completely secured and one can use them for almost any kind of quick transaction. Hope the article helped you to choose which card reader to purchase. If have any queries contact our QuickBooks 24/7 support experts for immediate assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Turn Off QuickBooks Card Reader

To turn off the QuickBooks card reader, you have to press and hold the side button of the card reader until the screen goes black.

How To Use GoPayment?

Follow the steps mentioned below for that,

First, open the GoPayment app.
Then, tap on the + button and select invoice payment.
Select customer, or you can use the search field.
Now, select the existing invoice the customer is paying for and tap charge.
Select the payment method and start the transaction.

How Much do Quickbooks GoPayment Charge Per Swipe? 

QuickBooks GoPayment charges 2.4% plus 25 cents per swiped, dipped, tapped, and contactless transaction. 3.4% plus 25 cents per keyed-in transaction. 2.9% plus 25 cents per invoice transaction.

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