Intuit launches Square competitor

Intuit GoPayment

Intuit announced that its GoPayment product is going live today. The new iPad optimized payment app lets anyone take a credit card and get paid on the spot. The app is compatible with the free Intuit Credit Card reader and thus is in direct competition with Square’s offering.

From the press release: “This optimized version of the GoPayment app makes mobile payments easier with a new layout that takes full advantage of iPad’s large, high-resolution display and Multi-Touch interface. It also includes new features such as the ability to add product photos, making it easier to find a product and complete a sale. GoPayment is also compatible with the free Intuit Credit Card Reader letting users save time by swiping credit cards instead of entering card data manually.

“Our new iPad app can help just about anyone who needs an easy and affordable way to process credit cards while on the go,” said Chris Hylen, vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Payment Solutions division. “We definitely see iPad as a natural complement to our existing point of sale retail store solutions as more people look to process payments wherever they are – in a store, at an event or even at home.”

Intuits GoPayment credit card processing

Features include:

  • View orders on a large screen – Clearly view, navigate and create sales orders using GoPayment’s layout, which is optimized for iPad’s large, high-resolution display.
  • Find products with photos – Add photos of products or services so that it’s easier to find them and quickly make a sale. New search functionality also makes finding products easier.
  • Create orders on one screen – Simply tap an item from the product list and watch as it’s instantly placed into the order summary, which is on the same screen. GoPayment automatically calculates the total of items as they’re added, showing customers how much they owe for each selection.

Techcrunch’s Erick Schonfeld got a sneak peak at the system last month: “The GoPayment app will work on both the iPad and Android tablets In addition to taking credit card payments with a swiper that plugs into the headphone jack, it also lets merchants set up a cash register with their own products and prices. They can even take pictures of the products with their iPad 2 and the picture is placed on a virtual button to make it easy for any employee to ring up the items. It will also have the ability to take pictures of checks and deposit them from the image.”

The GoPayment iPad app let’s users see details of the purchase and allows them to send receipts, add the customer to their contacts, or void the charge. Users can also sign for the transaction right on the iPad.

Intuit's iPad GoPayment signature feature

About Daniel Davenport

Daniel is a digital media executive with internet and broadcast experience. Daniel is currently the executive strategy director at THINK Interactive.

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