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Have a small business and have been looking longingly at the iPhone and iPad's mobile commerce solutions? Things are about to change, thanks to Intuit with Go Payment -- and, of course, Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.

The premise is the same as on other platforms -- There's a small accessory that plugs into the tablet's 3.5mm headphone jack. You slide the card through it, and the payment's made. Quick and simple. Check it out in the video above.

 

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Intuit with Go Payment lets you settle the bill quickly and easily

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I can imagine stores like bestbuy or others using tablets like these as registers instead of those outdated ones they use right now. Can you imagine being able to purchase something with any employee no matter what department? (as long as it's a debit/credit transaction)

Similar to Square, which has been around for a while already, and has been available for Android and iOS devices. The dongle from square is a lot more portable than the one in the video. However, one thing this offers over square is options. There's a low volume plan, more like square (no monthly fee, but higher rates) and a high volume plan, more like a traditional merchant account (monthly fee nd lower swipe & keyed rates). I have to look into how they handle getting the money to me. Square gives the first $1000, then makes you wait for the rest.