I'm wondering if anyone is using a Point of Sale (POS) system, like Square for example, that is hooked up to a Civi instance? If so, what system are you using?

The outcome we want is to process in-person credit/debit card contributions through Civi without having people burdened to enter all 16 digits of their card number. If you or someone you know has more info about this, I would be interested, thanks!

  • this is not a helpful comment, but just to note that we found using Nomod with Stripe was great as it meant any phone could be used as the POS device. this was for a business that did not use Civi. But since it pushes data to Stripe it may then be possible to pull that data back in to Civi but i have no idea how much effort that would involve and may miss crucial info that you are wanting to push in to civi
    – petednz - fuzion
    Aug 30 at 21:17
  • Could you describe your use case? Why would you choose a full POS for example versus a store on your CMS? What kind of features would you be needing? Aug 31 at 13:14
  • Sounds like they want to be able to swipe cards when doing in-person contributions. A store wouldn't be helpful for that since it's contributions, and not purchases. Aug 31 at 13:42
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    Yes, thanks, we want to be able to swipe cards when receiving an in-person contribution. Based on our past experience, Square does not allow us to collect a lot of the information we need about our donors (like name and email). Ideally we could swipe a person's card and it would autopopulate those fields of a CiviContribute form, the donor could complete the rest, and it could be integrated into the rest of our contribution accounting system. We do use Stripe as our payment processor. Aug 31 at 15:04

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