Can I set up 2 business accounts for one reader? How?


Hello there, ginala,

You can use the same card reader for two separate Merchant accounts or two different businesses. However, you have to use the card reader one business at a time. Let me provide further details about this

By the time you sign up for QuickBooks Merchants account, you‘re required to enter your business information such as the Doing Business Name (DBA) and your Employers Identification Number (EIN). Since you have two different businesses, you’ll need to have two separate QuickBooks Merchant subscriptions. 

To help you in setting up your businesses using one card reader, I'd recommend contacting our Merchant Services Support Team. They can walk you through on how to properly execute the process and how to use the card reader at a time.

To know more about accepting credit card payments, you can check out these articles:

Please know that I'm just around if you have other payments concerns. Feel free to drop a comment below.

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