Craft on, Crafters!

By Brooke Tajer on

In these tough economic times, merchants of all types must utilize cost-cutting technology in order to effectively maintain their businesses and increase revenue. For crafters, this means evolving from cash-and-carry, to a new and improved method of accepting payment for their goods - mobile.

Cash-and-carry crafters meet mobile payment solution, PayAnywhere.

With its free mobile app and credit card reader, PayAnywhere makes it possible for crafters to accept payment from customers who prefer to pay with their credit card or perhaps do not have cash on them when they are ready to make a purchase.

Gone are the days of bulky credit card terminals and processors that gouge you with high or hidden transaction fees. PayAnywhere merchants benefit from the lowest transaction rates in the industry - 2.69% for swiped transactions or 3.49% + $0.19 per keyed transaction - and receive 24/7/365 customer support so they can focus on what is important, their business.

Crafters should never miss a potential sale due to the lack of accepted payment methods. Equipped with real-time transaction reporting, professional receipts and pay-as-you-go pricing, crafters can rely on PayAnywhere to increase their sales as they e set-up shop at local markets, shopping centers, festivals or wherever they go.

Being able to conveniently sell products at a momentÕs notice using the smartphone that they already have isnÕt the only benefit crafters will experience when they choose PayAnywhere. The credit card reader and the app are attention grabbers; customers love the technology and the cool-factor it brings to an ordinary, everyday transaction, and often times customers are willing to spend more when they know they can put the charge on their credit card.

As a crafter, Greg sells homemade clay pots at various Saturday Markets in his area, but has been unable to sell as many as he would like because he does not accept credit cards. Since he is just starting his crafting business, he does not have the money to buy an expensive credit card terminal and deal with the often unforeseen fees that come with it. With PayAnywhere, Greg is able to not only accept credit cards, taking his budding business to the next level and reaching new customers, but he also has new capabilities that can help to improve his business like the ability to keep track of sales, see which items are hot sellers and see which locations are most profitable for him.

PayAnywhere provides crafters with the most robust and cost-efficient mobile point of sale solution available for small businesses. With low transaction fees, a detailed merchant portal packed full of business analytics and sales intelligence, and free mobile app and card reader, crafters can continue crafting without breaking the bank.

If you are a crafter or artist looking for a mobile payment solution, visit today to get set up with an account and get your free reader.

Craft on with your crafty self! And get paid, with PayAnywhere.