Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Web Secret #138: Square

If I was a cat, Square would make me purr. It's just that delightful.

Square is a payment application that is available for the iPhone and the Android, as well as the iPad. Others will soon be added. The idea of the application is that it will allow you to accept credit card payments wherever you are, whether you are a business or personal user.

Check it out:

In order to use the application, you sign up at, and this process is free. Then, Square will send you a free card reader that plugs into your device and allows credit cards to be swiped. If you don't want to use a card reader with the application, you can also enter the credit card details into the application manually using the on screen keypad on your smartphone/iPad. Once you have carried out a transaction, you will be given a receipt that can be signed on the smartphone/iPad.

So why is this service free? Well, it isn’t really free - Square actually takes a small fee from each transaction that you make: 2.75% + 15¢ for swiped transactions. There are no activation, gateway, monthly, early termination, or hidden fees.

Whether you are processing a client's payment for therapy, or selling a book or CD at a conference, this is a fantastic app. Especially if you have ever tried to set up a merchant account for your website.

I sell, therefore I Square.

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