Booksy Card Reader: Get Paid Effortlessly

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Choosing the right card reader for your business may seem like a no-brainer. But customers these days expect businesses to make things convenient. And that means accepting a variety of different electronic payments, which have simply become the norm over the past few years. 

To make sure you’re able to accommodate customers, Booksy Card Reader helps businesses process a variety of different payment methods. Keep reading to learn more about Booksy Card Reader and the differences between the options we offer. This short article will cover:


Booksy Card Reader

Booksy Card Reader collects onsite payments whenever a payment card is present, which means all major credit cards. It also accepts transactions via Apple Pay or Google Pay. Manage your payments in one place, and take advantage of the following incentives: 


The Set Up Process

Activating Booksy Card Reader only takes a few steps. Follow this simple and easy process to order your card reader and start getting paid: 

  1. Head to Business Settings and click Customer Payments.
  2. Select Payment Types and choose Booksy Card Reader.
  3. Activate your Booksy Card Reader.
  4. Create an account with Stripe. Enter a cell phone number that can receive text messages, and use a valid email address.
  5. Complete the Verification Process. Have the following information ready: company name (or personal details for individuals), official mailing address, tax ID and/or Social Security number, bank account number, and routing number. Remember: Booksy does not store any of this information.
  6. Expect an invitation to log into the app and order your Booksy Card Reader.
  7. When you receive your card reader, follow the steps in the app to connect to your account


Which Booksy Card Reader is Right for Your Business?

Take a moment to find out which card reader works best for your business. Remember that there are these options: the Stripe Reader M2 and the BBPOS WisePOSTM E.

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Stripe Reader M2

The Stripe Reader M2 is a pocket-sized reader that’s designed for on-the-go transactions. The Stripe Reader M2 is ideal for accepting payments on your mobile device. Process transactions while you’re bouncing between appointments, traveling to clients, or at an event.


This full-featured terminal offers an interactive display screen and engaging checkout experience for customers. It lets clients review specific details of their transaction in real time.

This card reader works best at a dedicated workspace, like a reception desk, but can complete a transaction from a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. It connects to one device at a time. So, if you have two computers at your reception desk, we recommend getting two card readers. 

Pricing for the Stripe Reader M2 and the BBPOS WisePOSTME

With regards to pricing for the Stripe Reader M2 and the  BBPOS WisePOSTM E, remember there’s no monthly fees or charges to setup. Basically, once you have a card reader, you only pay when customers are purchasing your services or products. 

The processing fee per transaction with a Booksy Card Reader is 2.49% + $0.10 USD. There’s a $15 fee for any chargebacks to offset processing fees. And that $15 fee only applies when a client contests a charge, and you refund their money. Naturally, you will always be in charge of verifying charbacks.


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