“Square Up Reviews Online”
The credit card associations are owned by the issuing banks, and they have set it up to favor their customers (the card users), and to minimize their risk. Thus, to successfully dispute a chargeback, you have to have a lot of evidence–evidence that you almost never can have for an online sale.
You can add buttons so that you don’t have to search for the product that you are selling. You can just push on the created buttons of the products and it will add to customers carts. Also it is very small and easy to carry. The cost is very reasonable as well.
Is it legal for Square Up to hold payments for 180 days, or for any additional time beyond what is stated in the policy statement? Has anyone else had a problem with this or with deposits not being made per the policy statement? Square Up may have a great idea and a concept, but the customer service and the handling of attempts to contact them are unprofessional.
I am so upset at square and I WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN…I WOULD ADVISE THAT YOU DO NOT AS WELL. They will do great then one day when you need it they will mess you over and any savings you would have got you can wave by by !! They are an aweful company and I hope they go out of business very soon. GO quickbooks. I would rather pay a little more for someone who will answer the phone..and oh yeah who has a phone number..BE WARE DO NOT USE SQUARE. I will go on every site I can to let eveyone know.
The question comes down to costs. An EMV-compliant chip reader from Square will cost you just $30; you can get NFC capabilities and EMV for $49. That doesn’t include a receipt printer (an additional $200-300 expense) a tablet stand (the cost varies), or a cash drawer (cost varies). For reference, Square’s ready-made retail kits will run you anywhere from $400 to $600+, not counting a tablet. However, the list of supported equipment is quite small, especially when compared with the options a merchant account offers. (Check out the lists for Android devices, iPads, and iPhones, respectively.)
Not realizing what a problem this might cause, I had paid off the credit card transaction three days after making it. Now American Express (an investor in Square, by the way) says that there is nothing that they can do for me because, by paying off the debited amount, I “authorized the transaction in full”.
We have used PayPal for selling things on E bay and for our small business websites, but have been leery of the company since we had our $11,000 account limited (frozen) years ago. It was very hard to get hold of anyone at PayPal, and we never did find out why they froze the account.
What Square lacks in customer support, however, is its availability. While other mobile credit card processors have live support available 24/7, Square’s phone customer service team is only accessible Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific time. This means if you need help at night or on weekends, you won’t be able to reach a person when you need one.
Being able to accept PayPal account payments for mobile selling is a nice plus, but where that really matters is in online sales. Many online shoppers prefer to pay with PayPal and accepting it can drive more online sales your way. Also, PayPal integrates with just about every ecommerce platform under the sun, so you have your pick when it comes to setting up an online store. If you want to use PayPal for online payments, PayPal Here is the natural mobile credit card processor for your business.
Square: Square POS software, unlike ShopKeep, is completely free. You can process cash and credit card transactions, manage inventory, process refunds, collect customer data, and more. There’s also a few optional POS add-ons: Employee management ($5/employee/month), which allows employees to clock in and out for reporting and monitoring purposes, and email marketing ($15/month), which allows you to send coupons and promotional messages to customers.
I am shocked to read all these comments! I have had square in a B/M business for a year and a half and I do 22000 a month in credit card transactions. I have had 0 (yes that is truly a 0) funds held from me. I have had NO trouble AT ALL calling them and speaking to a person in less than 10 minutes (which to me that is a good turn around time). most of the time its less than 3 minutes. I LOVE their POS system and I have two printers, cash drawer and two stands and tablets going. I Have honestly had NO, NOTTA, ZERO trouble. I know they are adding and building out thier program so there are a few newly added things I AM LOVING but not all bugs are out, so I do not currently use them, but I WILL 🙂
We are a small vendor and only use the device on weekends, we were without the use this past Saturday and most of Sunday. We gave up trying to contact the useless e-mail customer service. We have been researching alternative credit card processors and we probably will make a change soon. We are not in a position to play email tag with a company that doesn’t respond, and the loss or delay of revenue would not be acceptable. We have not been in a position where funds have been delayed but have been in a position of lost sales because of system issues.
Ive needed the credit card ability, and decided to use Intuit’s Go Payment. It has an A- rating here (Square has C-), and its only an A- because some peoples reviews are negative because they dont know how to use the APP or dont like the reader…. (the APP is easier than Square).
I have Square Reader it was a very bad experience they kept my money for 90 days they canceled me for no reason I think they just wanted to keep my money to use for another reason do not use Square reader for any reason they will take your money I don’t even give them one review zero
I have a business with a hospital’s buying dept and have made a wholesale for +$1400 Yesterday . This company, I am selling more then 4 years without any problem. The person in charge has paid the $ 375 with the visa gift cards that the management of the company decided to not use and the company credit card for the rest. We checked all the gift cards once more and put them in the garbage after being used. I have the proof of sale and the signature of the authorized buyer. How can they suspend my account ? HOW CAN THEY HOLD MY MONEY FOR 90 DAYS. No logical reason. There is also no phone number to communicate. My check is subject to bouncing and I lost my credit and terms with my supplier and may loose my buyer because of this silly reason. Cannot trust to square anymore. Better to pay a few dollars more but have a MERCHANT COMPANY MAY TRUST.
I have read through information on their site and this site that leads me to believe the hold *does* only apply to typed-in transactions and all swiped payments regardless of their amount will not be held, but I want to verify with another person before I sign up with Square.
Transaction fees come in a few types: a flat percentage of the swipe (say 3 percent), a flat percentage plus a fixed fee (say 3 percent + 10 cents), or a fixed fee plus the interchange rate (something like 10 cents + interchange).