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Anyone using Square?

Discussion in 'Business Forum' started by Sgt.K, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    It's a mobile phone credit card reader. Flat 2.75% for swiped cards, no fees or any other type of charges.

    Square

    Or if not what are you using. BTW I have a one man lawn maintenance business I just started up this year. I'm not really needing this but thought it may come in handy.

    Thanks.
     
  2. digitalmike47

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    You can't take payments for weapons sales. States this in their user agreement.
     


  3. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    I didn't inquire, because I wasn't looking at that aspect. But here is the section.

    (23) internet/mail order/telephone order firearm or weapon sales,

    Face to face may be allowed. Could be a reason not to use them though.
     
  4. Rcsteffen

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    That's pretty cool. I also run a small, mobile business. I don't often have customers ask to pay by cc, but in the past I've taken cc payment through Paypal. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. blind_hunter

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    I saw this the other day too. It might come in handy when people owe you money for random things...like if you picked up something for a buddy. People never carry cash anymore and checks are no fun.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  6. HexHead

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    How do they know what you"re using it for?
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  7. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    I'm not really sure unless invoice or cc card name or some such thing. Maybe not so much if you do, but if they find out you are.
     
  8. joerenew

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    It works great for me even cheaper than PayPal and the tool is free.
     
  9. Hog Sniper

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    Works GREAT for me..Very easy to use with no issues so far....
     
  10. azsaddledoc

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    I have used Square as well and it has helped my business. People are more inclined to buy an item if they can use their card. Customers are amazed that I can swipe their card and they are done and on their way! No additional fee's, if not used there is no charges.

    The 2.75% is much cheaper than the bank fee's + card fee + transaction fee

    The bank charge a monthly fee even if you don't use their service for the month (usually $25.00) plus you need a phone line and they make you pay for their machine!

    Square has been great, their are others (I don't know names right now) and PayPal is coming out with theirs, I may look into that on as well, many customers have PP acct.s

    Hope this helps

    Rick Jorgenson
     
  11. dbyer1

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    You can use it for firearms but it has to be a swipped transaction
     
  12. sappy13

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    I use it for when freinds owe me money. One of them is in Mexico for a 2 semesters and is on my family plan. She calls me once a month and pays me with it. Works great

    Sent from my LG-P925 using Tapatalk
     
  13. geclevel

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    I used Square for my side business until I purchased a gun from a local show from a cop. He told me Square dropped him because he was selling firearms. He only sells at gun shows. Last week I went to a retail shop to purchase a suppressor and the guy had some new CC reader. I asked what it was and he gave me the story that he is testing this one out because Square just dropped him due to selling firearms. I stay away from Square now. I will pay cash before using Square. I might not make a difference in Squares income but it does make me fell better.
     
  14. rudeguy

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    I've used Square before and had no complaints. Very low transaction fees, quick deposits, easy to setup. Much preferred it over Paypal.

    I want to make sure I understand the OP: Is this for a lawn business or for buying/selling guns?