Monday, March 26, 2012

Accepting Credit Cards at Craft Shows

Lucky for us crafters accepting credit cards is easier than ever and you don't even have to pay for a merchant account. I still remember the days when I had a craft store and the fees on my merchant account about killed me.

If you do not accept credit cards at craft shows you should!! There is no doubt that people spend more when they can swipe a debit/credit card. Most people now expect that they can use a debit card at a craft show.

I initially started out with Propay. For sure it works but the fees ended up being more than I wanted to pay.

I recently switched to The Square and love it! The fees are lower, the phone app is much easier to use and they automatically deposit your sales to your bank account within 24 hours. With Propay you had to manually ask them to deposit to your bank account and then you were charged a fee.

I will warn people that it took almost 4 weeks for me to get my free square so if you are on the fence go ahead and order it now. If you don't like it you are not out anything since they send it for free.

I just got an Apple Ipad 2 and the app for The Square is awesome on there! Now I can take my Ipad to the shows and use the Ipad as a cash register with my Square. Totally awesome stuff!

This in turn will track our inventory. This is something we really struggled with at shows last year as our inventory after the show was never correct.

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