@Kyla. I've had a successful coffee shop for almost 9 years. The CC processing fees are a real challenge. A few years ago I started requiring a minimum purchase of $5.00 to use a credit card. That is getting more and more common. Either the customer will dig and find their cash, they will add another item to their purchase to hit $5.00, or they can buy and/or reload their gift card for $5.00. I am in the process of switching my credit card processing to my bank. They have brick and mortar right near me, I have a checking account and one or more loans with them so they are not trying to make all their money off me just in credit card processing fees. It took me awhile to catch on, but so many credit card processing salespeople convince you that your current processing company is ripping you off and they are going to rescue you from being ripped off. It does not turn out to be true, but they get you switched over then you are tied to them unless you pay a ridiculously high early termination fee.
I'm also in the process of researching Ipad POS systems. Have you gotten one installed by now, and how do you like it?
Hi! I moved to an iPad-based pos system recently and now I'm using this one Smart POS I'm pretty happy with it cause it's really easy to use and not as expensive. Try to contact the company and they'll help you to choose the best solution for you.