We use different tools depending on the ease of integration with the various part of our business: We use Square for mobile payments. We use Shopify for B2C. It is not as great for mobile solutions but is easy to plug in. Braintree's rate-wise can be less expensive.
Founder & CEO - Glass-U
We use Square, but we don’t really process that many credit cards. We had a credit card account once, but it was so expensive that we had to cancel it.
Founder & CEO - TelecomQuotes
We use Square to send direct invoices.
Co-founder & CEO - Doughbies
We use Square for sponsors and clients. If someone wants to pay for sponsorship, we’ll swipe their card or have them fill out a credit card authorization form and charge them in Square. And when people come to live events and buy tickets in person, we use Square. We may use their storefront in the future.
Founder - VentureOut
We’ve used Square for on-site credit card processing in the past.
COO - Venture for America
We use Square at our cash registers, and it has been very reliable. Square does so much more than payment processing, and it’s interesting to see how they start off as just your point of sale system, but then reel you in to buying customer engagement data, and more. All of the things they offer seem to be compelling and brilliant. We’re on the beta testers list for Square, so we hear about new things rolling out and get to try new hardware and software updates before they’re officially released. I have been intrigued by Square Capital that will give loans to businesses for a certain amount of credit card receivables, until you pay off what you’ve borrowed, with interest. And Square has a mobile app called Dashboard that allows me to see my sales at any moment. I can quickly dial in to see trends of sales at an aggregate level and snap shots of sales at a category, and even individual item, level. Within 10 seconds, I can quickly see how many cappuccinos we sold compared with cortados, or how many 12oz bags moved in the past hour. This is helpful for determining when we might need to roast more coffee that day to restock the shop. I’d give Square an A.
Co-founder & CEO - Commonwealth Joe
Our customers pay the delivery drivers directly via Square. I would eventually like to use something else because Square costs a lot. We do a lot of transactions, and if we got a flat monthly fee somewhere, that’d be way better.
Founder & Owner - Campus Delivery
We use Square when we’re out and about, usually when we’re at an event selling books.
Founder & CEO - Writing It Right For You
Square’s fees are slightly higher than others.
Co-founder & CEO - SponsorHub
I set this up very quickly, and found it very easy to use. The fees are reasonable, and it's a very effective way of taking credit card payments. In general, we invoice clients and get paid off the invoices, but one of our big clients wanted to put it on a credit card.
COO - Citia
Square is great for when we’re at an event or for phone orders. It’s very easy to use.
Co-founder - Journey Bar, LLC
Stripe doesn't have the credit card reader, which is why we picked up Square. We've never actually used it, but we have it just in case. With Stripe, you have to actually implement it in your website before you can use it, but with Square I can just go to a web page and process something. Stripe is a bit more complicated in that sense.
Founder & CEO - Pair
2%Stacklist Startups Are Using Square
Square’s products are all built around ease of mobility, enabling you to set up shop anywhere at any time. This lends itself particularly well to earlier-stage startups that are more mobile and flexible.
Square’s payment processing charges a 2.75% transaction fee for any card, online store or invoice payment. For any payments that are manually entered, it charges 3.5% + $0.15. For its card readers, Square charges differently. The magnetic stripe reader that plugs into your phone or tablet is free, including free shipping. A similar reader that also possesses square chip reading costs $29, while Square’s tablet stand costs $99.
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