This article describes how to set up a card reader for use with Lightspeed Retail POS for the purpose of processing credit card payments.
NOTE: Due to how they are encrypted, card swipers must be purchased directly from your payment gateway/processor. Contact your payment gateway/processor directly to inquire whether or not they support magnetic strip card swipers.
Set up includes the following:
- Before connecting your card reader, you must have already configured your payment processing in your account.
- Connect the card reader to your iPad as follows:
- MagTek iDynamo: Insert the card reader into your iPad's dock connector.
- MagTek uDynamo/ID TECH Shuttle: Insert the card reader into your iPad's headphone jack.
NOTE: The Magtek uDynamo is not compatible with the iPad Pro.
Tap Payment Terminal on the profile screen.
Select the appropriate card swiper from the list of available options.
- Tap Done.
The swiper you selected in option 2 will now appear on the profile page under Payment Terminal with a green Online status indicator.
You are now ready to accept card payments.