Non-EMV Credit Card Swipers Setup

WineDirect POS can accept swiped credit card transactions from iOS/iPadOS 10-15 and on a desktop [Chrome Browser]. The iOS version only support one swiper while the Desktop version can support most USB or integrated card swiper as long as it uses keyboard emulation. The information below will assist you with either swiper types.

iOS POS Swipers: Learn more about the swipe units and configurations required to use the swipe unit on iOS/iPadOS devices. Learn More >

Desktop POS Swipers: Learn more about the swipe units and configuration required to use the swipe unit on the Desktop POS [via Chrome browser]. Learn more >

Compatible Swipers/Swipe Units: Learn which swipe units will work with the WineDirect POS system. Learn More >

iOS POS Swipers

iOS Setup

WineDirect support iOS/iPadOS is optimized for iOS/iPadOS 15, however, we support iOS/iPadOS 10 -15.

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Desktop POS Swipers

The Desktop POS version allows greater freedom in hardware for credit card swipe units. Most USB card swipe units should be compatible as long as they have a keyboard emulation setting. For more information on compatibility please see: Card Swiper Compatibility >

Testing & Troubleshooting Connection

In general a swipe unit that uses keyboard emulation should work right out of the box once connected. However you may need to adjust the setting on the swipe unit you are using please use the steps below along with the manufacturer's provided documentation when adjusting settings.

1. Connect the USB card swiper to your computer [PC].

2. Open Notepad or another text editor program.

3. Swipe a credit card.

4. In Notepad the swipe data should display.

The output into notepad should look something like this:

  • %B5454545454545454^SMITH/JOHN ^01122018000072000000?

If the output does not similar to the example above try adjusting the track settings for your swipe unit, if they have configurable settings, until they match the example. The name of the card holder should be present in the output along with payment information. 

5. To further test place a test transaction in WineDirect POS using a credit card. Be sure to remember to cancel or refund your test transaction after you are done.

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