The Square Deal is a credit/debit card processor that sends payments to your bank account for less than you are currently paying. Every once in a while there is a deal that seems too good to be true. This is one of them. Credit card payments have been problematic for a long time. Unless one wanted to go through PayPal, there were few choices, and even fewer secure choices available. If you wanted to be really secure with your online payment gateway, you needed an authorize.net account, or some other traditional service, who looked at you like you were a drug dealer if you wanted to sell items online. And you needed an alternative to PayPal because it seems that people are evenly divided into those who only use PayPal and those who will never use PayPal.
Setting Up The Square Deal
Now you have a choice. It’s a good one, too. Simple. Free app. Free device. No paperwork. All you need is a bank account to send the payments to and an account with Square. Their website is squareup.com, the application is free, their card reader, which plugs into your iPhone and some Androids, is free, and the app is a free download from the App Store. Done.
Using The Square Deal
When you sell an item, you plug your Square reader into your phone, swipe the card, enter the amount and it sends the payment into your checking account where it rightfully belongs and deposited the next morning. What’s the catch? The processor takes a percentage of the transaction, which is currently 2.75%. No fees for small transactions, no added costs per this or that (except for 15 cents for a missing card).
The Square Deal is FREE
There is no affiliate program for the Square. I make zero commission from this post. I simply think this is a a great deal. I saw the ads on Facebook, looked them up, and ordered my free device. It arrived in the mail in a couple of days direct from the company, and downloaded the app. When the reader arrived, I plugged it in to my phone and made a $1 test transaction just for fun. You can too.