1. TBolt2011's Avatar
    Has anybody had experience with this app? Apparently, if you guys don't know about it, it's a completely free app. Once you sign up they send you a portable credit card machine that hooks up to your phone. In this way, you can actually take credit/debit card payments from your phone while on the move.

    Anyways, I know the app itself is free, but what will be the long term costs? I believe it costs money for businesses to process credit card transactions through a machine like that. What would be the benefits and drawbacks from using something like this? And does anyone have any first hand experiences with it? I hear it's usable on the TBolt (which I'm getting if/when it comes out) and am very curious about an app like this.
    02-12-2011 01:07 PM
  2. Unclecheese's Avatar
    02-12-2011 01:39 PM
  3. kenyee's Avatar
    works fine...swiping card is a bit flaky sometimes but otherwise does what it says.
    There's also an intuit competitor w/ slightly higher fees but quickbooks integration
    02-15-2011 12:49 PM
  4. Hardcase's Avatar
    Curious if anyone has used both Square and Intuit. We are looking at it for my business right now. I talked with a person who has used one of the systems. She indicated that it can take several minutes to process one card.

    Anyone have a different experience. Is one system quicker than the other. They both work the same and have about the same price. The possible differences would be in speed, reliability and ease of use.
    04-15-2011 02:39 PM
  5. alostpacket's Avatar
    Which one took several minutes? just curious.

    I haven't used either but they seem like brilliant ideas for small businesses.
    04-15-2011 06:04 PM
  6. kamtsa's Avatar
    Do they have a phone number for customer support?
    04-16-2011 12:09 AM
  7. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    buddy uses square on the iphone and has no issues.
    I know I know it's an iphone, but the app works....
    04-16-2011 09:29 PM
  8. jtrebes's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Stratosphere and use square up. I chose them because I liked Square up processing method a little better than Intuit (just my opinion, dont want to debate which is better) and so far Ive been happy with them. The reader does not work with my phone but the application works just fine. I manually enter the card number and process the sale. Down side of not using the reader is the extra charge for the manual entry but I accept that for now as I would not get the sale if I didnt accept credit cards. Im always looking for something better or if someone has figured out a way to use the reader with my phone I'm all ears. Jim
    06-11-2012 04:09 PM
  9. Chucky1's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Stratosphere and use square up. I chose them because I liked Square up processing method a little better than Intuit (just my opinion, don’t want to debate which is better) and so far I’ve been happy with them. The reader does not work with my phone but the application works just fine. I manually enter the card number and process the sale. Down side of not using the reader is the extra charge for the manual entry but I accept that for now as I would not get the sale if I didn’t accept credit cards. I’m always looking for something better or if someone has figured out a way to use the reader with my phone I'm all ears. Jim
    I had the same problem with my Note when I first started using Sqaure. Come to find out, the reader didn't seat all the way at first. Pushed a little harder and has been trouble free for 5 months that I've been using it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
    06-11-2012 04:24 PM
  10. jean15paul's Avatar
    In addition to Square and Intuit, there's also a Paypal based competitor. My wife uses Square occasionional for her business, but is thinking of switching to Paypal because her site accepts online payments with Paypal, and it would be convienent to have everything in one place.
    06-11-2012 04:27 PM
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