Swipe credit cards at the door with a USB swiper

We’ve tested this feature with a MagTek PN 21040110 swiper, plugged into the USB port on a computer. This one specifically supports keyboard emulation, and it is likely that any USB swiper that supports keyboard emulation will work.  Swipers seem to sell in the $50 range.

When you swipe, the name, credit card account number, and expiration date are filled in, and the first two lines of the address fields are filled in with dashes.

We still require that you enter zip and CVV codes for security, and we have to have the email address and phone number in case there is a need to contact the patron.

But it saves you typing the name, credit card number, and expiration date.