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UGATiger26
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is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
My wife is starting her own side-business, and is thinking through payment options.

All I know about is square. But is that the gold standard for this type of thing? Or is there something else that she should look into?

TIA


cgrand
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
SQ is the market leader.
you should also own the stock


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hungryone
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
It’s certainly the easiest to use. Square also has a simple point of sale app so you can use a phone or iPad like a cash register.


baldona
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Florida
Member since Feb 2016
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
Square is expensive as hell from what I’ve seen. It’s easy though. I don’t know what kind of business she runs but I’d absolutely explore other options.


SlowFlowPro
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
I prefer Paypal


FMtTXtiger
Member since Oct 2018
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
there is another one that my dog groomer uses, unfortunately i can't remember the company, never heard of them before, but they said it was cheaper and very good.

fyi


LSUShock
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Kansas
Member since Jun 2014
3851 posts

re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
Shopify POS, especially if you’re selling inventory related goods via Shopify anyway. It all ties in without needing any connections or 3rd party software.


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LSUShock
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
Possibly Clover?


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baldona
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
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prefer Paypal


PayPal is expensive as hell too. A lot of these payment processors that you see advertising are like Quicken Loans or other crappy products by making their money advertising to market themselves as cool and then vastly overcharge their customers in rates.

I don’t know anything about point of sale processors, but I’d suspect you can get much better deals through someone that doesn’t advertise nationally.


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LSUFanHouston
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Member since Jul 2009
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
Square doesn’t have a monthly fee. So if you don’t have a lot of volume from credit cards, it can be a good service.

If you have a lot of volume, there are cheaper options than square.


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Rex Feral
Georgia Fan
Member since Jan 2014
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
I have clients who stopped using Square because it’s encryption wasn’t secure. If that’s a concern of yours, Shopify works nice if she gets any bigger.


whitefoot
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Franklin, TN
Member since Aug 2006
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
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I have clients who stopped using Square because it’s encryption wasn’t secure
can you clarify or provide further information about this?


Rex Feral
Georgia Fan
Member since Jan 2014
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
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can you clarify or provide further information about this?

Their readers aren't encrypted. Now, this was several years ago so I don't know if they've updated them.


Jag_Warrior
Virginia Fan
Virginia
Member since May 2015
1851 posts

re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
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Their readers aren't encrypted.


Yes, they are.


Rex Feral
Georgia Fan
Member since Jan 2014
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re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
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quote: Their readers aren't encrypted. Yes, they are.


Thanks, that's good to know. The last I'd heard they weren't so I'd avoided them.


whitefoot
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN
Member since Aug 2006
7457 posts

re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
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Thanks, that's good to know. The last I'd heard they weren't so I'd avoided them.

They've been encrypted since around 2011 or 2012.


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Reelscreamers
Member since Aug 2011
120 posts

re: is Square the most recommended card reader for a small business owner
Quickbooks has several different plans including a low volume, no annual fee, I believe that it's 2.5% if swiped. It does not have to be connected to the online QB account, I believe that they market it under the name GoPayment


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