Etsy is offering up its own credit card reader to its sellers, competing with popular mobile point-of-sale services like Square.
Punchey hopes to carve off a piece of mobile credit card payments market by charging lower fees for high-dollar transactions.
iZettle will start offering its credit card reader to its U.K. banking customers. That gives iZettle another key distribution point as it waits for Square and PayPal to challenge it in Europe.
Square is now in Verizon as well as AT&T stores. Working with the carriers gets Square closer to small business customers right as they’re buying their smartphones, and so far carriers aren’t asking for a cut.