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SQUARE… Simple, Easy, Sophisticated, Secure, Encrypted, Least Expensive way to get Paid Next Day and Organize your Work-Flow ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📍📍

April 29, 2013

Introduction and Perspective: For iPhones & iPads, miracelous Apple devices, there are literally over a million unique Software Applications, Apps, that operate on Apple’s iPhones and iPads. As an iPhone and iPad owner, these articles are written from an Apple user perspective. With millions of Apps available, our friends, family, followers, and readers want to know which Apps may be of interest in their world. Having downloaded hundreds of Apps, from $0.99 to $9.95 each, most under $3, and many Free, this APP is definitely worth telling you about.


SQUARE, "Be there or be Square"

Simple, Easy, Secure, Encrypted, Least Expensive method of getting Paid Next Day, with authorized Credit Card swipes with this amazing payment system.

We have been SQUARE users for several years and love it.

The Square Register App was updated today (29/Apr/2013) with a number of new features for merchants on top of a redesigned UI for the iPhone app. Merchants running the Square Register POS app on their iPad will now have access to barcode scanning with the ability to sync a Bluetooth barcode scanner, new easy order modifiers, as well as customizable kitchen tickets. iPhone users of the Square Register app are greeted today with an all new design that adds new features such as custom tipping, smarter payments with multiple custom amounts, and a customizable item library.

Square just posted a Video (link just below) to coincide with the update showing off how owners of Piada in Midtown Manhattan are taking advantage of the Square Register solution. This Video-Clip is well worth a minute or two. Square can be very simple payment solution, or it be very sophisticated in becoming a restaurant management solution.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=KeVkbjeL1Lk&feature=player_embedded&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKeVkbjeL1Lk%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded

This link summarizes the new features that SQUARE has added to its already comprehensive App:
http://9to5mac.com/2013/04/29/square-register-gets-kitchen-tickets-barcode-scanning-on-ipad-new-ui-custom-tipping-more-on-iphone/

Why take checks from folks you do not know well, when you can be paid with a simple swipe their card, with Square and receive a deposit directly into your Checking Account the next business day.

We don’t have to collect a number of checks to justify our trip to the Bank.

We do not have to worry about the dreadful “Bounced Check” and the jointly embarrassing task of having to find the check-writer for a replacement check.

We don’t have to worry about misplaced or lost checks or dealing with checks that were accidentally mistreated, water damaged at a rainy Art or Trade show.

SQUARE Pricing plans are designed to fit your business. Tools to grow every business. No matter which pricing option you choose, Square helps your Business, Organization, and Club thrive.

SQUARE is an amazing Credit Card payment system that used the iPhone or iPad to receive payments for Artists, Handymen, Private Instructors, Garage Sale folks, simply anyone needing a method to take a payment, without having to be concerned about “bounced checks” and where folks these days just don’d carry too much cash. There are no set-up fees, no monthly fees, no gateway fees, no merchant’s fee, no monthly minimums, no swipe fees, simply the 2.75% discount charge for the CC processing.

Therefore as an ARTIST or Photographer, if you sell a $200 Painting or Print, the total charge is $5.50 in the form of a discount, and your own checking account will be credited with $194.50 within 72 hours, much faster than the typical check-clearing time by most banks. And your client instantly receives an attractive email giving them an electronic receipt verifying their purchase, assuming the CC charge was authorized, which you will know immediately after you swipe their CC…. Many Big City bars, restaurants and coffee shops, Non-Profits and Clubs, Trade Shows, even Taxi Cabs are using the SQUARE payment method, as the Seller/Server/Driver can “swipe” your CC right there at the table or across the bar, without your CC leaving your sight, preventing possible “credit card cloning.” Square even provides to you, with up to 2 card-readers, also FREE… Go to http://www.SquareUp.com for more info.

Square is expanding aggressively into yet another area: hardware. Earlier this year it hired Jesse Dorogusker, an Apple refugee who led the team that built headphones, docking stations, and other peripherals for iOS devices, as its vice president of hardware. “We are going to be doing a lot of hardware,” says Keith Rabois, chief operating officer of Square and a former executive at PayPal and LinkedIn (LNKD). Rabois cagily declines to elaborate, but consider this: In a pilot program the company recently began installing a software and hardware bundle that includes Square-powered iPads and iPhones in New York City taxicabs. It serves as a payment mechanism and replacement for those annoying TV screens that are common in the backseats of cabs. People with knowledge of Square’s plans say that in the future the company hopes to develop similar bundles for other vertical markets. It also plans to build different versions of its reader as it expands overseas. (Did we mention that Dorsey is ambitious?)

Taken together, Square’s products begin to offer a glimpse of what a utopia for buyers and sellers could look like: You’re in a new city and feel like sushi, so you fire up your phone and Square’s software offers you a series of suggestions that reflect your tastes; a nearby eatery offering you 20% off your bill catches your eye. Once you’re at the sushi bar, your phone talks wirelessly to the restaurant’s register and settles your bill, including the discount. And the restaurant collects a slew of information about you, which it can use to market to you in the future.

⭐ Free Card Reader, No monthly “Gateway Fees.”

⭐ No minimum usage penalties.

⭐ No Initiation or Set-up Fees.

⭐ Swiped Credit Cards have no “Swipe Fees” either.

⭐ Sign up with Square, and they’ll mail you a free, highly portable card reader.

⭐ Simply plug the Square Card-Reader into your iPhone or iPad head-phones socket, that’s it.

⭐ Download the free App into your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and link your bank account. Plug in the reader and you’re ready to take payments.

⭐ Next-Day Deposits, Payments swiped/taken during business hours will usually be available, credited to your bank account the next business day. Get email confirmations when deposits are made. Funds from all Square transactions are deposited directly to your linked bank account. For manually-entered payments (payments for which the card was not swiped), there is an initial $2,002 weekly deposit limit, which may be increased by request.

⭐ Payments taken during normal business hours (before 5pm PT, 8pm Eastern) are available in your bank account, the next business day. The table below details Square’s deposit time-frames.

⭐ Once you have entered your bank information, Square will deposit and withdraw a small (test) amount from your account to confirm that Square can communicate with your bank, in case of Payments, Refunds, or Chargebacks. If you see a $0.49 deposit and withdrawal on your bank statement, your bank account has been verified. If you see two small micro-deposits (less than $1.00) on your bank statement, there are just a few more steps needed to complete the bank verification process: Navigate to the Business Settings page of your online Square dashboard. Enter the two deposit amounts and click the blue “Verify Account” button.

⭐ It may take a few business days for your (test) micro-deposits to appear on your bank statement. Once you verify the test-deposits made into your bank account, SQUARE will deposit your funds according to our normal deposit schedule. If you do not see your micro-deposits, or are having trouble matching up the amounts, contact Square and they’ll be happy to help.

⭐ Straightforward Rates. No hidden costs or commitments. No different fees for different cards.

⭐ Credit Cards payments with Manually entered data, cost 3.5% plus a 15¢ swipe fee per transaction.

⭐ Credit Cards payments Authorized by Swiped data, cost 2.75% for all card types, with no transaction swipe fees.

⭐ Free App and Analytics. Square Register redefines point-of-sale with sophisticated tools and analytics. Square Wallet lets your customers pay with their name. Create loyalty programs for regulars, manage inventory, etc. Simple Pricing from Square. Square’s pricing is simple for businesses of all sizes. Choose to pay per swipe or per month. Know exactly what you pay.

⭐ For high volume users and stores choose: One price per Month $275 per month, 0% per swipe. First-of-its-kind pricing for small businesses. Pay one flat monthly rate. Process up to $400 per swiped transaction and up to $250,000 in a year.

⭐ Security at Square: is also one of their biggest priorities at Square. To protect Square account holders and their customers, all information submitted by its customers has been encrypted and submitted to SQUARE servers securely, regardless of whether you’re using a Public or Private WiFi connection, or via 3G, 4G and LTE data connectivity services available on your phones (or EDGE).

⭐ SQUARE software and the Card-Reader meet the PCI compliance regulations as well. As per Square’s User Agreement, Security Policy and Privacy Policy, SQUARE will never sell information to any third party vendors. SQUARE software and hardware meet all PCI compliance regulations to ensure safety for the Payor and the Payee.

⭐ Square’s network and servers are housed in a secure facility monitored around the clock by dedicated security staff. Square’s software is developed using industry-standard security best practices. Square performs data encryption within the card reader at the moment of swipe. Square’s employees act in accordance with security policies designed to keep your data safe.

⭐ What is PCI? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Essentially any merchant that has a Merchant ID (MID).
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was launched on September 7, 2006 to manage the ongoing evolution of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards with focus on improving payment account security throughout the transaction process.

⭐ The PCI DSS is administered and managed by the PCI SSC (www.pcisecuritystandards.org), an independent body that was created by the major payment card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.).

⭐ It is important to note, the payment brands and acquirers are responsible for enforcing compliance, not the PCI council. A copy of the PCI DSS Document is available at: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/index.php?id=pci_dss_v1-2.pdf.


App Name: SQUARE. Author: JimW.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Star Rating by JimW.

App Store Priced: $ Free App, and only 2.75% per Charge Discount; this means, for a $100 payment with Square, you receive $97.25 into your checking account the next day.



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