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One of the biggest issues on the payment front for small businesses is getting to a point where they can accept credit cards. The good news is that Square was launched last October. Square is an app for smartphones that allows small businesses to accept credit cards and only pay 2.75% on each purchase.

If your wedding business is like most small businesses you are probably interested, but worried about the security of the new app. According to Sarah Kessler’s article on Mashable this worry has officially become much less of an issue as Visa has officially endorsed Square by investing in it. If you’ve been putting off taking credit cards due to the cost you might want to take a look into Square to see if it’s for you and your business.

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0 thoughts on “How Small Businesses can Accept Credit Cards – Affordably”

  1. Thanks for sharing what’s working for you! Our clients really appreciate the option of paying via credit card, plus it simplifies things when someone other than the couple is paying.

    It’s great to hear real feedback about the different credit card options out there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been using paymex for quite some time. They charge 55c per transaction and a 3% fee on the amount. The 3% can add up so I charge a small fee for credit card transactions over $500. I explain nicely why to brides and I’ve never had a complaint, they all seem quite happy to pay the fee. Works great.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We had another photographer introduce us to the Square just a few months ago and we love it. Our customers are amazed with it. It the best little thing around. :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    We have a personal Paypal account that we had before we got in the business and use it for clients to process their own credit cards. Most of our clients we never see so if they want to pay by credit card they use Paypal. I didn’t want to receive credit card numbers and have had no issues and the brides are very accustomed to using Paypal. When payment comes in I just forward it to my business account. We at are very happy with it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been using Square for a couple of months now. Great product! But the 2.75% is only if you swipe a card. If you have to manually enter the number, it costs much more per transaction. I’ve found that my current merchant service (through my bank) offers better rates for the manually entered numbers.

    Overall, though, I’m very happy with Square and the ability to use it with my iPhone & iPad … especially when I’m with a customer and out of the shop.

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