# Mobile Card Readers Quickstart (new)
To use a tap credit card reader with Auctria you must complete the following.
# 1. Connect your Stripe account
You must have a Stripe account connected to Auctria: see Connecting A Stripe Account for more details.
# 2. Acquire the Credit Card Readers
You must order the card readers directly through Stripe.
You will need to be signed into your Stripe account to place the order, and the hardware will ship directly from Stripe. Typical shipping time has been 3-5 days.
You can also order a special 'Stripe test card' (for about $5) which lets you run a test event and practice with the mobile checkout app without having to charge a real credit card. We recommend getting a test card so you can practice using the app.
# 3. Set your Organization's Location
Stripe's readers require that a location is defined for where they will be used. This location is used to ensure the correct readers are used (for example, you can't use a US reader in Canada) and also for aiding in fraud detection. Auctria will use the location defined by the address on the Organization page. It does not matter if this address is not precisely where the reader will be used, but if it is in the wrong country that would be an issue.
Before connecting a reader ensure that this is set correctly on the Organization page of the dashboard.
# 4. Install the Auctria Admin app
Currently (October 2022) the mobile checkout app is available in open beta, but is not directly installable from the AppStore
For iOS users you can install Apple's TestFlight app to mangage beta apps. Then click on testflight.apple.com/join/hT3KEoRt (opens new window) to request access to the beta test.
To request access to the Android test click on appdistribution.firebase.dev/i/5d967be6115f1138 (opens new window)
Once yor request is approved you will receive an email with more details on how to install the app.
# 5. Learn about the Auctria Admin app
See Auctria Admin for more details on how to use the admin mobile app.
Added: October 2022