Why your Business needs Square Reader

[ This post does contain affiliate links, however they will benefit my business greatly and at no cost to you! All opinions are my own ]

Attention all small business owners, taking payments just got so much easier.

Point of Sales

I want to start by talking about Point of Sales Systems (or POS) because I honestly believe that it’s such an important tool to invest in to take your business to the next level. POS is the system that you use to receive payments for either goods or services bought from you/your company. Depending on the company that you choose to use, it can be a real headache to figure out and use, that is until Square Reader came along. Square Reader is a POS system, and it has been a game changer for small business owners.

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The Hype About Square Reader

When I heard about Square Reader, I was still in college and didn’t know much about POS aside from what I learned about them in the many retail jobs I’ve had. But when I began to research POS, I quickly learned that there are many components that you have to consider when choosing what system you want to go with.

Set-Up

First and foremost, you have to consider the setup process. Are you techy enough to install a bunch of software programs? I know I’m not, which is why Square Reader was so appealing to me to begin with. The set up is so simple, all you need to do is download the Square Reader app to your smartphone, tablet/iPhone, or go straight to the Square Reader website on your computer!

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Cost

The best part is that you can start selling and using Square Reader with zero start-up costs! When you sign up, you will automatically be sent a free mag stripe reader in the mail that plugs into the headphone jack of your smart phone, tablet/ipad, or computer. You can purchase additional pieces for your Square POS, such as the Square Reader for contactless and chip which allows you to take payment via INTERACT flash, Apply Pay, Google Pay, debit, and credit.

A lot of POS systems that I’ve come across require you to rent the equipment which acquires a fee, pay a monthly fee, as well as a fee per transaction. Square Reader understands that as a business owner, those fee’s add up and are not feasible. With Square Reader, you don’t have any monthly fee’s and the additional pieces for the system come with a one-time cost. The fee’s per transaction are extremely fair, and they break down like this:

  • Mag stripe reader (free at sign up) – 2.65% per transaction
  • Reader for contactless and chip – 2.65% per tap/insert, 10¢ per Interact flash tap (debit tap payments under $100)
  • Stand for contactless and chip (iPad not included) – 2.65% per tap/insert/swipe, 10¢ per Interact flash tap (debit tap payments under $100)

Get everything you need to power your point of sale and accept payments at your counter. The powerful Square Point of Sale software is included at no extra cost. It’s free to sign up and fast to set up, with no long-term commitments or monthly fees.

– Square, Inc

Accept Payments

Square Reader allows you to accept payments in person and online or remotely.
In person payments are fast, simple, and secure. You can accept payments wirelessly, wherever you go and because Square Reader is so small you can literally take it anywhere without an issue. Square processes payments so quickly, your customers/clients will be shocked! Tap and go has never become so real.
Online and remote payments are going to help boost your sales tremendously:

  • invoices that allow you to send an invoice directly to your customer/client, follow the status of the invoice, send reminders, and accept card payments directly if you need to.
  • accept payments online or over the phone with Square Reader’s virtual terminal, using your computer you can manually enter credit card payments that will be secure and seamless.
  • eCommerce payments allow you to accept payments through your online store, Square Reader has partnered with multiple amazing website companies to create templates that are super easy to use and navigate!

Get Paid Fast

With Square Reader, it is extremely simple to link your bank account information and get next working day deposits! You don’t even have to think about it, Square does it all for you. You can keep track of your sales and your deposits into your bank account with consistent updates.

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See money in your bank account as soon as the next business day. Accept payments wherever you are, even when you don’t have an internet connection, and never miss a sale again.

– Square, Inc

Analytics

Square Reader helps you keep track of everything that you need to know about your business, from customer insights to sales insights. You don’t have to worry about where you are, you can keep track of your business from anywhere! Just sign into your Square Dashboard App or log onto Squareup.com!

The best feature when it comes to Square analytics is the fact that you can track your sales and the break down of your sales anytime. You don’t have to wait for an “end of the day break down” to see what’s selling best, how much you’ve made, your customers average spending amount per visit, and many more valuable insights.

Manage your Inventory

Know exactly what you have at all times! Square makes it easy to download inventory reports, and even easier to add, edit, and manage your items details. Stock alerts will be your best friend, because we all know how hectic running a business can get and sometimes you need a little reminder.

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Adjust the stock of all your items and add item descriptions by different modifiers, sizes, and SKUs.

– Square, Inc

Customer Individualization

Getting to know your customers/clients as a business owner is so important- creating that relationship is what always keeps them coming back. With Square Reader you can collect important information about your customers/clients to help boost your sales!

Track important sales details, get answers about orders and contact customers if needed. Direct Messaging lets you send a personal message to a customer, right from their profile.

– Square, Inc

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If you’re a small business owner and Square Reader seems right for you, click here to sign up and receive your FREE magstripe reader to start selling!

If you do sign up using my link, please let me know so I can give you a huge shoutout!

As always,

Nicole

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7 thoughts on “Why your Business needs Square Reader

  1. Square is honestly the best!! It makes it so easy to receive payments (and make payments too!). It just takes all the hassle out of it, and I also loved that I could send invoices for people to easily make a payment from a distance.

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  3. This is really awesome! I haven’t used this technology as yet, but i’m really encouraged as a small business owner that my transactions shall be more efficient and accurate!
    Thanks for this blog.

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