How to integrate with credit card reader ? [PayPal Here]

You can integrate TapStyle (and TapNail, TapGroom, TapPOS, TapBiz) app with the credit card reader and seamlessly make the credit card payments from “Checkout” screen on TapStyle.

Currently we support [PayPal Here], [ Square ] and [SumUp] for the card processing. In this article we explain how to integrate the app with [ PayPal Here ].

Please see this article for the [Square] integration, this article for the [SumUp] integration.
  • PayPal Here service is operated in your country
  • PayPal Here business account
  • PayPal card reader
  • PayPal Here app 
Setup PayPal here account
  1. Create PayPal Business account
  2. Apply for the  PayPal Here account
  3. Get Card Reader 
    (The process may vary depending on the country you’re in. Please check the PayPal Here home page for details. ex.
  4. Install PayPal Here app
    (Android :
     iOS : 
Setup TapStyle application
  1. Navigate to “Setting” > “Payment Method” > “Card Reader Integration” section
  2. Enable the “PayPal Here” switch
  3. Input and save the PayPal merchant email address and select the transaction currency
  4. Select one of the “Payment Method” which you want to use the card reader with (It maybe VISA/Master, Amex, etc…) to edit
  5. Enable the “Use Card Reader” switch for the selected “Payment Method” then press “Save”
  6. Confirm the selected payment type has a credit card icon in the list.
Now you are ready to process the customer’s credit card while checkout from TapStyle app
  1. Select whatever you would like to checkout (Goods, Service, Gift Voucher) and fill necessary information (Discount, quantity, etc).
  2. Press “Payment Button”
  3. Select the “Payment Type” which you set as “Use Card Reader” (in “Setting” > “Payment Method” screen).
  4. You’ll see “Card Reader” button appears on the screen, press it.
  5. PayPal Here app will be launched with the charge amount you have entered in the TapStyle’s checkout
  6. Confirm the amount and press “Charge” Button.
  7. Make sure the card reader device is connected ( or you can enter the customer’s card detail manually).
  8. Swipe the card and or read the Chip using the card reader.
  9. Give the phone/tablet to the customer so the customer can sign or input the PIN then hands back it.
  10. The payment is processed (between PayPal payment gateway and your device) and confirmation is displayed, press the check mark on the screen to finish
  11. The result is back to the TapStyle app. Confirm the transaction was completed and press OK.
  12. You may want to send receipt to the customer as usual and finish the checkout process.
So,  the steps 1-4 and 11-12 are done on TapStyle app, and 5-10 is done on PayPal Here app.TapStyle app just passes the charge amount to the PayPal Here app, and PayPal Here app processes the payment and back the result to the TapStyle app.

All the payment process is done within PayPal Here app, and TapStyle doesn’t view or save any customer's credit card data, means the card information is very secure. 
Last update:
2017-09-11 03:35
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