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Lots of questions going around the internets today about whether keyed-in transactions will work or not.
Since SBS started in 2010 this has always been a question as the AMEX small business reps have always interpreted the rules that it must be swiped and not keyed in. Which causes everyone to ask every year whether keyed in transactions will work.
The FAQ I wrote was based on past experiences, after all I’m no prophet. All I can do is share what happened in the past:
-SBS 2010: Keyed in worked.
-SBS 2011: Keyed in worked.
-July 2012 Small Business Boston, Chicago, Or Philadelphia: Keyed in worked.
-October 2012 Big Break Small Business: Keyed in worked.
-SBS 2012: Keyed in worked.
-SBS 2013: Keyed in worked.
-August 2014 Small Business Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, And Sacramento: Keyed in worked.
-November 2014 Selected NYC Businesses: Keyed in worked.
Some years AMEX has sent out confirmation emails after a qualified charge goes through, though some years they did not. If they do, then we’ll have positive confirmation one way or another pretty quickly.