In mid-September, we launched version 5.3 of the Payment for Stripe iOS app. Among a bunch of improvements to the overall app, we also included functionality for our users in Canada to connect and use the Verifone P400 countertop card reader.
At the moment, the Verifone P400 is only available on iOS, for users with a Stripe account based in Canada.
The countertop card reader can be purchased directly from Stripe, for C$399.
Although the Payment for Stripe app is PCI compliant with manually entering card numbers since no payment or customer data is stored, using a card reader also adds an extra added layer of protection.
Last year, the European Economic Area implemented strong customer authentication, which is essentially 2-factor authentication for your credit card. When a credit card is charged at a merchant, your customers may be asked to verify the payment before it succeeds. This gives you, the merchant, an extra added layer of security, and protects you from fraud.
The Verifone P400 card reader is both wifi and ethernet enabled which means that you can use your existing networks without any additional setup. The Payment for Stripe app will locate your card reader when it is connected to the same network.
During the uncertain times of COVID-19, offering a safe way to process payments without having to clean a surface, as well as adding the ability for several more payment methods, will set your business up for success for the unknown times ahead.
Better than the free Square swiper, the Verifone P400 countertop reader is chip-enabled, and can process all chip/EMV cards.
One of the most talked about features of the Verifone P400 card reader is the ability to set a custom screensaver, which is a 320x480 resolution image of your brand: your logo, instructions, etc, that is presented to the customer as they’re waiting for you to enter in the amount. We’ve found that customers have become pretty creative with this in-your-face feature by offering promotions and additional selling channels, or advertising events.
With a few simple steps, you can be up and running with the Verifone P400 card reader. You'll be able to accept new payment methods, provide for contactless payments to keep your store safe and enable Strong Customer Authentication without any additional setup or configuration.
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