It’s hip to be Square

SquareLast year I got an intuit card swipe that connects via 3.5 mm jack to my iPhone for my CCFA SF funding raising. It was a bit of a hassle. It directed all payments to a credit card they send you; after fees and energy wasted I stopped using it. I don’t believe people have time to redirect funds from a credit card to a bank account.

I noticed allot of businesses around my area were using the Square Register. I had to check it out for the 2013 SF CCFA walk.

Signing up is easy and the square card reader is free. I decided to sign up under the “Team Nincompoops Take Steps Walk” so that those who donate get an email receipt with that exact title. After signing up and entering  my banking information within 7 days I had my new square.

It came in cool but compact box but no portable case which would make the product last longer. After downloading the iPhone App I plugged in the Square. Whoa! Awesome! The user dashboard is easy and neat; lets not make charging complicated.A true geek I had to test it out immediately and made a donation to Team Nincompoops. I received an email confirmation and within a couple hours the funds were received in my bank account. The other feature is having a map of where this transaction happened.

Since there is no such thing as a free lunchSmile there is a %2.75 fee for each transaction of if you’re a small business owner it’s Square paymentonly $275.00 a month.

Square is a compatible with any apple devices running iOS 5.0 and Android devices running Android 2.2 and up.

I suggest any small business owner to look into the Square. Great product.