Do you use Square for more than occasional transactions?
December 1, 2012 9:54 PM Subscribe
Do you have experience using the SquareUp register for a business that does a hundred or more transactions a day? Do you like it?
Would you recommend any of the alternatives? Sail? Intuit?
posted by The Giant Squid to technology (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been running a restaurant for 3 years now, and I'm sick of my point-of-sale software (FocusPOS) and I'm really sick of my credit card processor (who've been steadily adding new fees to my transactions and weirdo monthly service and convenience charges) which is now swallowing up 5% of my gross.
I'm been toying with the idea of using the Square register as I wouldn't mind replacing my hardware, and would save 2.25% of my gross by switching to their flat 2.75% rate.
However, everybody I've interacted with is only doing the Square app on an iPhone, and doing 6-10 transactions a day.
I have about 100 transactions a day, and really, really, really want to talk to somebody who's doing a heavy amount of transactions (and ideally, somebody with a reasonably complex menu) and get their feel for it.
However, most online reviews I've read smell like press releases or professional written astroturf from PR firms.
I'm hesitant to take the plunge without hearing somebody who's been through hell (or heaven) with the product first.