POGO, the Mobile Card Reader

Jim Smith, Vice President—Treasury Management

June 26, 2013

Building Your Business

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What is POGO?  No, we’re not referring to a cartoon character or exercise for adolescents. POGO (Payments on the Go) is the newest solution to accept credit card payments using your Apple or Android device. Do you have a great craft business but are tired of the hassle of taking only cash or checks? POGO is your solution. Taking your local-grown, organic vegetable crop for sale at the Farmers Market? POGO is your solution. Operate an in-home party host business for cooking-ware or similar product? POGO is your solution. Do you own a small restaurant or retail business?  Just combine the app & card reader with your iPad and you’re set to accept your patron’s debit or credit card payment at table side (or in the aisle).

Your client uses their finger to sign right on the screen, and receipts are sent via e-mail or text.

Unlike some card readers on the market, the Pogo card reader encrypts card data instantly upon swipe, protecting you and your customer from fraud.  Security of your client’s card information is a BIG deal in the payments industry.  The last headache you need is a fraudster gaining card information from your business.

The sturdy Pogo card reader is FREE and less prone to breakage and unread swipes than comparable devices.  You’ll receive the card reader via mail once your application is approved. But until then, you can enter card information directly into your device.

Your bank account can be funded as quickly as the next day. In the unlikely event you decide to discontinue using Pogo, you pay no termination fee.

You'll also get the support and service you deserve from First Data, the leading experts in payment acceptance and solutions.

You’ll access the online account management tool for monitoring your funds and transactions, with alerts to keep you informed. You’ll also find quick reference information and frequently asked questions—plus you can get personal assistance if a customer disputes a charge.

Check out the POGO web page for more information. Or visit www.pogopayment.com to sign up, download the application from the iTunes App Store or Google Play, and plug the card reader into your Android, iPhone or iPad. You’re ready to add convenience and customer services by swiping your customers’ credit and debit cards.

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