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Two business days Syncs with accounting programs Yes March 27, 2012 3.7% per transaction or monthly fee of $12.95, plus 2.7% per transaction Free Android, iOS No Android, iOS 3.49%, plus19 cents 3.5%, plus 15 cents 2.7% Funds available Cost of app and reader Accepted platforms Canada, Hong Kong, Australia 3.5%, plus 15 cents No Android, iOS Monthly minimum Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express Android, iOS No 2.7% per transaction or monthly fee of $12.95, plus 1.7% per transaction Free Keyed fee (numbers entered manually) per transaction Cash No Card brands accepted Other forms of payment accepted No 2.69% Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express Quickbooks PayPal, Check (U.S. only) Quickbooks 4 min read No International use (available to foreign-based merchants) EBay’s payment service PayPal revolutionized how we pay for online purchases. And two years ago, the payment giant attempted to change how we use our phones when it introduced its PayPal Mobile app, which offers to transfer money from one person to another by bumping phones together. And though it would make sense for PayPal to continue its reign in payment innovations, the company appears to be the last to arrive at the mobile-payment party.Earlier this month, PayPal with a heaping helping of pomp, launched its mobile payment system PayPal Here, which runs on a person’s smartphone through a downloadable app and uses a small plastic reader to swipe cards. The company boasted last week that it signed up more than 1,000 new users per hour in its first day.Though PayPal remains a juggernaut in the online-payment space, the question is, is PayPal too late to make a dent with business customers?The new platform joins incumbent systems like Jack Dorsey’s Square, Intuit’s GoPayment, and North American Bancard’s Pay Anywhere, among others. Square, alone, claims more than a million users and merchants and a spokesperson says the company processes more than $4 billion annually. But, it’s a sector that’s growing, says Todd Ablowitz, founder of Double Diamond Group, LLC, a Centennial, Colo., payment systems consultancy. “The entrance of PayPal shows that this is a very real market, with an increasing number of options for target merchants,” he says.Related: For Some Businesses, Square Register Can Replace Traditional Point-of-Sales ToolsCynthia Wahl, for one, says she loves Square. The co-founder of Texas Toast Culinary Tours, a Fort Worth, Texas-based tour company, says she routinely uses her Square system to sign up last-minute attendees on their tours—an important financial catch-all for the two-year-old company.”It’s so simple to use,” Wahl says. “We signed up in about five minutes and were taking credit cards immediately. The money is in our account the next day. It just seems like Square is looking out for the small business owner.”But features vary from provider to provider. Texas Toast doesn’t run tours every month, so Wahl is loathe to pay a monthly fee, which is an option with one of the services. But Ablowtiz says it might make sense for those with a high volume of mobile transactions to opt for a monthly fee and a lower swipe rate. Your business may need to accept multiple forms of payment, generate invoices or process transactions internationally — features that vary from app to app.So, how do the main players stack up? Here’s our breakdown to help you evaluate the right mobile system for your business: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express Next business day Register Now » No Invoicing ability from app No Swipe fee per transaction No Free No Free Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global No Same day via PayPal or three business days Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express No Yes Two to three business days Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. No 2.75%
Punter found hiding in bushes Two lanes of the M6 in Cheshire are blocked due to a police incident. Officers from the North West Motorway Police have shut the lanes between junction 19, Knutsford, and junction 18, Middlewich , while they deal with the incident. The exact cause of the blockage has not been been revealed. A motorway police spokesman said: “M6 southbound between j19 to j18 – lanes one and two are blocked due to a police incident. Please drive carefully.” We will bring more as we get it in the feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play . Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .08:36A34 StoneQueuing traffic on A34 Stone Road Northbound at A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).08:29Traffic returned to normal Traffic returned to normal, accident cleared on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lanes one and two (of four) were closed until around 07:45 now recovery has been completed. 07:59Highways England commentCurrently there is approx 6 miles of congestion which is expected to add at least 30 minutes to normal travel times. 07:59Lane closures now lifted but delays remain07:23Traffic held brieflyLanes one and two (of four) remain closed while recovery is ongoing. Traffic was briefly held between 07:15 and 07:20.06:37Highways England statement The M6 currently has delays of at least 45 minutes from J19 to J18, covering approximately 6.5 miles of the southbound carriageway. The delays are due to a road traffic collision with lanes one and two (of four) closed and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.For traffic approach the delays locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and you may with to re-route or delay your journey.If travelling towards this area from much further afield, you may with to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs. Highways England has been working closely with our emergency services colleagues, Cheshire Police, who led the response to this incident.06:246.5 miles of congestion06:13DelaysTravel time is around 30 minutes. 05:56Incident location (Image: Google/INRIX)05:56Latest traffic and travel news05:55INRIX updateA spokesman for traffic monitoring service INRIX said: Two lanes closed due to accident on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lanes one and two (of four) are closed.