Credit Card Processing

Guide to Square Alternatives: 2019 Edition

So if Square is just too expensive or you’re looking for something a little different, we’ll help you compare some popular mobile card readers and POS systems. The current options cover a broad range of features and price points, meaning you can find the best Square alternatives without hassle. When we list price, it is…

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You’ve probably heard of Square, the credit card processing company that lets you take credit cards using your smartphone or tablet. What you may not know is that there are a lot of alternatives.

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Square Capital Partners with Upserve

Square Capital and Upserve How does it work? What’s in it for Upserve? For Square? Should I accept a Square Capital Offer? Am I eligible? How do I apply? Competitors Square Capital and Upserve In mid-August, 2016, Square Capital announced an alliance with Upserve, the restaurant management software company that purchased Breadcrumb earlier the same…

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Square entered into the world of marketplace lending a little over two years ago through its Square Capital (Square Cap) program, offering funding to businesses that process credit card through Square. Square’s success with lending has led to a broadening of the program to include the first of several partner companies whose customers may now qualify for similar financial assistance.

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Square’s Transaction Fees and Equipment Leasing

In 2019, Square did away with its 2.75% rate in favor of 2.6% + 10 cents per transaction. Additionally, the company is now offering equipment leases, a practice that we generally advise against here at CardFellow. Read on to see what these Square fees mean, and what the leasing is all about. Square’s Per-Transaction Fee…

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Payment processing company Square has built a reputation on offering simple, flat-rate credit card processing for small business. The well-publicized 2.75% rate was a good deal for businesses with small average transactions or low monthly credit card sales, but the company no longer offers that rate.

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Square: Process for Free, Just Like Starbucks

Update: September 2019 – Square has done away with it’s 2.75% flat rate pricing. Square charges transaction fees, effectively negating the pricing advantage described in this article. We’re leaving it here for historical record, but note that in many cases it may not be less expensive to use Square for small ticket transactions anymore. Businesses…

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You can have Square subsidize your credit card processing fees, just like Starbucks did. It’s just a matter of using Square’s overly simplified pricing to your advantage.

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Square Review, Rates & Fees

Square Up’s credit card processing service causes many businesses to mistake simplicity for competitiveness.

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Square Up credit card processing isn’t a good fit for every business. Square is best suited for individuals or  businesses with low or sporadic sales volume or a low average sale amount.

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Mobile Showdown: PayPal Here Vs. Square 2019

The battle for the micro mobile market heats up as PayPal Here enters the ring in direct competition with Square.

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PayPal Here has taken the mobile payments market by storm with a smartphone processing solution that in several ways gets the better of the current market leader, Square.

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