Good Morning my loves! It’s 734am and I am actually awake! With the kiddos on spring break I am up when they are! I don’t mind as I am sipping on my coffee and I am about to make some cinnamon rolls! Yum!!!!
I have been painting all day yesterday until hubby came in with the mail and I finally received my Square! I know I am probably late on the whole Square scene because it’s been out forever, but I finally got on track. If you don’t know what the square is you have been living under a rock! The square is an attachment you put on your phone and you are able to accept credit cards and from what I hear checks as well. Many small business owners and freelancers have this lil contraption.
I tested it out with hubby’s credit card and it’s so simple. You can go to The Square Website and simply enter your name and email and they send you a link so set up your account. You just enter in all our information such as name, address and bank information because when you swipe a card it goes to your bank account in 1 to 2 days. In case you are wondering, they charge a 2.75% per swipe, no additional fees and next day deposit. You also download the app on your phone and everything is FREE. Yes you heard right, it’s free. I paid nothing, nada, zip, zilch!
Having something like the square definitely helps when I am on site and a client doesn’t have cash or they just prefer to use credit card because it’s easier to track their expenses. If you sell jewelry, handmade goods, tshirts or whatever, this makes it so easy.
I like it because I usually use Paypal for certain things such as tattoo drawings and invoices from makeup gigs and the only downfall to using paypal is that it doesn’t deposit automatically to my bank. I have to transfer it to my bank account and it takes anywhere from 3 to 4 days and nobody has time fo’ that! hahaha
So, I guess this can be somewhat of a review post of the Square. Oh and here is a tip that someone suggested to me is that you should include the fee in your total cost you charge so that you get the full amount of your product/service.
Have you squared up? What are your thoughts on it? I would love to hear from you!