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# 127361 7-Aug-2013 19:35
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Could be NFC, a little cardswipe attachement thingy, or something else altogether. 

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  # 873429 7-Aug-2013 19:39
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PayPal maybe?

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  # 873502 7-Aug-2013 20:41
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Have a chat to the guys at buynowhq.co.nz else SwipeHQ does the swipe reader for a smartphone: https://www.swipehq.com/credit-card-payment-solutions/index.php

Else kiwipay.co.nz on an iPad or similar?

 
 
 
 




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  # 873552 7-Aug-2013 22:28
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Is SwipeHQ available in NZ?

I'd really like to hear about systems that people in this forum have seen and touched in person, in NZ.

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  # 873553 7-Aug-2013 22:32
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I have received many press releases for Swipe HQ Reader, including about it being available overseas - the last was from 11th July 2013 saying "Optimizer HQ’s Swipe Reader will be introduced to 31 markets in Europe and nine markets in South East Asia, next month."

But this never seems to actually materialise in New Zealand... I asked them why is this not available here yet.





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  # 873614 8-Aug-2013 03:21
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A company I would love to see in New Zealand is https://www.izettle.com/

Maybe a company to follow up with regarding launch in NZ, Mauricio?




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  # 873620 8-Aug-2013 06:23
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freitasm: I have received many press releases for Swipe HQ Reader, including about it being available overseas - the last was from 11th July 2013 saying "Optimizer HQ’s Swipe Reader will be introduced to 31 markets in Europe and nine markets in South East Asia, next month."

But this never seems to actually materialise in New Zealand... I asked them why is this not available here yet.



I'd heard a few rumors about Swipe basically having to start from scratch again as they'd had merchant accounts revoked. No idea how true this is, maybe somebody else can confirm/deny it.


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McNulty: Is SwipeHQ available in NZ?

I'd really like to hear about systems that people in this forum have seen and touched in person, in NZ.


SwipeHQ is a fantastic example of a company that loves to over-promise and under-deliver.

This theme is not just limited to their iOS credit card reader, but to the majority of their products & overall customer service.

 
 
 
 


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  # 873697 8-Aug-2013 09:36
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While I think it is an interesting solution to a common problem, if I was about to purchase something from someone using a smartphone in the transaction loop I would promptly go and shop elsewhere as there is no way of knowing that the transaction may or may not be fraudulent.




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  # 873708 8-Aug-2013 10:10
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I don't want to risk my card in some random persons ghetto card processing setup. I wouldn't type the card details in on an untrusted computer so why would I give someone even more data by swiping it in that?

Proper GPRS terminals are not that expensive to rent now.




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  # 873835 8-Aug-2013 13:23
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Here's what I got from SwipeHQ:


Each market takes up new technology at different rates of adoption.

Manas [CEO] advises that the European and Asian markets are more advanced and more aggressive in their uptake of this technology.

In New Zealand, Swipe Reader has so far passed the required EMV Council – Level 1 & Level 2 certification for this technology to enter the market. This is a global certification.

The current status is to conclude the final stages of formalities with a local banking partner which will allow Swipe Reader to enter the market.


Regarding this specific product, I am not convinced it's a "New Zealand" project, seeing there are other similar projects around the world, such as Square and the above noted iZettle. A situation not much different to the countless number of "WiFi LED lights" that pop around the market.




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  # 873901 8-Aug-2013 14:45
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roll on bitcoin



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  # 874157 8-Aug-2013 19:51
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richms: I don't want to risk my card in some random persons ghetto card processing setup. I wouldn't type the card details in on an untrusted computer so why would I give someone even more data by swiping it in that?

Proper GPRS terminals are not that expensive to rent now.


How would you feel about going to a kiwipay.com url (they have all the relevant certificates etc) from your own smartphone, using your own data connection?

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  # 874230 8-Aug-2013 21:09
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McNulty:
How would you feel about going to a kiwipay.com url (they have all the relevant certificates etc) from your own smartphone, using your own data connection?


Nahh, too much effort.... I can bump the reader for under 80 bucks, and bump it with a pin for more than 80.

Turnover at these markets is already slowed enough by people paying with cash, URL's and typing things and smart phones would slow it down even more and is a step backwards.




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