Etsy Introduces Credit Card Reader

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With Apple Pay going public this week, it looks like mobile payment is undoubtedly l’air du temps ( fancy French for “all the rage right now.”) Not to be left behind, online marketplace Etsy will start offering free credit card readers to some of its U.S. sellers as part of an effort to extend its reach beyond the Internet and explore a new revenue stream (Etsy charge 2.75 percent of each transaction). The Square-esque dongle will be used in conjunction with an Etsy app to allow sellers to accept credit card and debit card purchases. So next time you visit a hipster craft fair, prepare to swipe your card on one of these.