Jon here, looking to offer an updated product review for you all. We hope to be able to review products from time to time that have to do with money, taxes, budgets, finance and more to help you decide what would work best for you and your business or ministry.
Over the last couple of years I have had the opportunity to use a really cool product called squareup. It is a mobile POS that can paired with your cell phone or tablet. They have also developed a whole line of counter top POS style systesm with full integration to the mobile store. I have used it for two of my different businesses as well as my wife’s small business.
Let me start by saying when it first came out, it was way ahead of its time. There was no other product like it on the market. Having a mobile business that was able to accept credit cards without paying a ton of fees was a huge thing for me and for my customers. That being said, there was a number of people who thought it was weird that I would use my phone to accept their debit or credit card payments.
When it came time for a credit card processing software and machine for a small business my brother and I started it seemed only fitting to return to squareup. The fees are very reasonable, it was super use friendly and had tons of features. Some of which include; inventory, multiple locations, employee hours, graphs and charts, next day direct deposit, credit and debit support and more. This time we set it up with a tablet and use it to track our full till. It was excellent. We were able to train staff on it super easily and even use features I had never needed before, such as gift cards and refunds.
Square also has a virtual machine, allowing you to accept cards through any computer. Which gives great ease of access for businesses where you may not always meet clients face to face. Square has worked with weebly to also offer an AMAZING web-store that is inluded as part of your free square account. The power here for businesses, or even churches & ministries is amazing. I recently setup a full web-store for our local kids summer camp with this software and it now enables us to accept online donations and offer our products for sale 24/7! Feel free to check it out here, Agape Valley Web-Store.
All in all, it was a great experience and I fully recommend the product, so much so in fact that when Legacy Ministries needed a credit card processor we decided to use squareup.
So if you are looking for a great processing tool & software, consider squareup it is a great tool for your personal, business or ministry use that is super versatile, user friendly and most importantly, cost effecient.
Check out the site for squareup- https://squareup.com
If you plan on signing up, use our affiliate link to save the processing fee on your first $1000 you process – LMC Square Refferal