You are all probably wondering what the heck this blog title is all about. Well, I am here to answer that. 🙂
SquareUp is a new company, founded by one of the co-founders of Twitter. SquareUp makes it possible for anyone and everyone with an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android devices to accept credit card transactions. Yes, anyone with one of those devices can take credit card payments! No monthly fees, no early termination fees, accepts cash transactions, has customer loyalty options, accept tips at either percent or to the whole dollar, and low credit card transaction fees. That’s a really great deal if you don’t sell a lot of your product. The transaction fees are .15 cents plus a small percentage. That’s not too bad. The average fees for other merchant companies are around .50 cents per transaction. Oh, a plus to having SquareUp is that you don’t have to have a merchant account! Those can become very costly. Another plus is that SquareUp gives you the card reader for free!!! I’m not kidding, it really is free!
The card reader plugs directly into the headphone jack of one of the devices listed above.
Here is a video showing how SquareUp works.
As you can see, it’s very easy to use yet intuitive enough to protect your customers’ privacy and credit card information. Setting up an account is easy. Just download the app from the App or Android store and create the account on the device. Then visit the link they email you and apply to receive your free card reader. They do a credit check on you to make sure it’s “you.” Once that’s done, you can start accepting cash transactions right away. A big plus is that if the person buying something from you is a square member, it can do a photo verification of the buyer so you really know it’s “them.”
Here is another promo video basically showing how SquareUp can help your business or personal use.
Finally, us individuals can take credit card payments easily and efficiently. I plan on using mine for my hobby business. How will you use yours?
You can follow SquareUp on here on Twitter
Here is their YouTube Channel
And, of course, here is their website.
Oh, the app for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch is free!
I’m not being paid to promote this product in any way, shape, or form.