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Alexandria POS

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PayPal Here

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Alexandria POS

For any school district I would highly recommend it.
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PayPal Here

If you have a retail experience for your customers that you would like to take off site, this is the perfect solution. I can also imagine that companies would use PayPal Here in their onsite retail shops as well. PayPal Here makes it very easy for someone to walk around and check people out without waiting in lines (similar to an Apple store).
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Pros

  • Cloud hosting. Only has gone down once and was back up in a matter of hours. Updates are applied automatically.
  • Easy to use from the librarian side. Little help or training is needed.
  • Support is very helpful and approachable when issues arrive.
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  • Our customers can check out no matter where we are.
  • It is incredibly easy to use. Training new retail employees and volunteers takes almost no time.
  • When we were shopping around for solutions, Paypal Here was very cost effective.
  • Implementation with our current systems went very smoothly. The Paypal support team was great.
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Cons

  • Cost is pretty high.
  • Some settings are difficult to locate, had to call tech support to find them.
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  • No offline mode. You have to have service to swipe someone's card.
  • Customer support could be better at times.
  • And then there are fees if they are not using US cards. Which is not that big of a deal because it only happens every once in a while.
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Paypal here is the mobile app that allows you to take credit cards on the spot. With the card reader you can get lower merchant service fees. I'd recommend picking up a card reader for your phone. It's definately worth it when you're billing thousands of dollars to a client and you can get lower fees on the spot.
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Return on Investment

  • Cloud hosting has enabled an offsite backup of our library inventory.
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  • It's a free app, but I pay for the merchant services part of Paypal
  • It has allowed me to take credit cards on the spot from a client after a sales pitch. Instead of having to invoice them and getting a check months later
  • It lets me get my money up front and not have to ask for it through email.
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Pricing Details

Alexandria POS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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PayPal Here

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details