Posts Tagged ‘payment processing’

App turns iPhone into a credit card terminal

March 5, 2009 Leave a comment


As if phones didn’t already do enough, one of the latest mobile apps transforms iPhones and iPod Touches into portable charge card terminals. ProcessAway plugs into’s payment processing platform, allowing entrepreneurs to accept credit card payments anywhere they can access the internet.

After downloading the app and (separately) setting up a merchant account with, clients can use ProcessAway like a traditional charge card terminal: enter the amount, input the card number, expiry date and verification code, and process. There’s even a tip option for service businesses. Customers receive an email receipt for each transaction, and merchants can view transactions and process refunds on the fly. Aware that consumers might be weary of having their credit card details punched into a phone, ProcessAway stresses that’s a secure application: information is never stored in the phone and the program won’t connect to anything other than the terminal.

If it can gain trust and acceptance, ProcessAway could be particularly useful for those who need to process and authorise payments on-the-go, like on-site consultants or handymen. It’s also useful at venues that don’t have fixed terminals: antique shows, market stalls and music merchandise stands.

ProcessAway is available from Apple’s App Store for USD 19.99, and collects its usual transaction fees. ProcessAway isn’t the only one playing this field: Innerfence released its slightly more basic Credit Card Terminal app late last year. Although both programs are currently only available in the US, they could be a valuable tool for minipreneurs in other parts of the world.



Ecommerce Know-How: Understanding Your Payment Processing Statement

February 21, 2009 Leave a comment


Alternative Payments: More Ways to Close the Sale

January 28, 2009 Leave a comment

A good article on processors like PayPal, Bill Me Later,Google Checkout, and eBillMe.


As Consumer Credit Shrinks, Online Retailers Look to Alternative Payment Methods

January 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Web Shoppers Care More About Payment Security Than Pricing, Survey Says

January 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Tip People Online- Via Twitter?

December 24, 2008 Leave a comment


Cool site- worth a look: