There has been quite a lot of innovation in the field of internet and online payments in the last few years, and smartphones and tablets are enabling people to make payments and transfer money faster and easier than ever before. A new service called Square is attempting to streamline things even further and allow users to make payments with their name.
Businesses sign up to become part of Square’s directory, and users can then explore the directory to find out what companies are using the service, and they can then set up an account attached to their credit card and smartphone. Square recognizes their smartphone so they can purchase by stating their name at the register. There’s no need to pull out a wallet or phone, and their credit card will be charged without any hassle. This is a convenient way for customers to pay, and Square offers even more benefits for businesses.
An app for your iPad can transform your tablet into a point of sale register, meaning you can bring your business everywhere. Square offers businesses a credit card reader as well as everything they need to set up and run their register, from printing receipts and opening cash drawers to custom gratuity amounts and analytics to track your busiest times and best customers. While Square is great for small businesses of all kinds, it really shines as a service for non-retail business owners. People who don’t have a storefront need a way to take credit card payments to stay competitive and get paid faster, and Square helps this happen. This is definitely a service worth checking out: find it here.