Make Sure Your Fans Know You Take Credit Cards If You Do!


These days every band is starting to learn that taking credit cards at shows is a sure fire way to up your merch income. That said, one of the things that many groups forget is to advertise the fact that you do take credit cards. Showing a sign that says you take credit and debit cards brings out the consumer in many people as they feel the need to buy stuff they do not have the money for. Many fans still are not used to this option, so reminding them it is available is surely a gateway to more cash to keep you on the road.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Tyler

    What’s the best way to process credit cards? I remember seeing some things on here before about iphone apps, etc. but it all looked pretty expensive with monthly fees, etc. Is their a best option?

  • Jesse Cannon

    I am a big fan of Square since it captures your fans emails for addition to your mailing list. That said I am hearing great things about Paypals new terminal

  • Tyler

    Apparently the square is being released at the end of the month (out of beta) for the iphone and android platforms so that seems like the most legit/easier option. thanks for the wisdom.