Over in the States, Amazon just announced its own credit card reader and app combination called Amazon Local Register, which will enable anyone from a mum organising a car-boot sale to mobile food-vendors to use a smartphone or a tablet to instantly accept credit card payments.
The device only costs $10 (around £6), the app is free and the service brutally undercuts other similar services like Square and PayPal, by offering a flat charge of 1.75 per cent per payment until the beginning on 2016, which is a full per cent lower than the 2.75 and 2.7 per cent that Square and PayPal charge respectively. On January 2, the fee jumps to 2.5 per cent for users — still cheaper than the competition.
The Amazon Local Register isn't being rolled out in the the UK at the current time, but if it were to, is it a service that you could see yourself using, as either payee or payer? [Engadget]