Square is free to set up and use, and they send a free card reader. If
you're just using it for cash tracking I think there's no charge at all --
they just charge a fee for credit cards; it's 2.75% for swiped cards and a
little higher if you key in the card number. Some events I've run have used
Square only for cards (not for tracking cash) and charged a slightly higher
price to make up for the fee, others have had an extra "item" to add a
50-cent card surcharge, and some just eat the fee in order to provide the
convenience to attendees.
On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 2:50 PM Claire Takemori via Organizers <
Square sounds great. Can you tell me the cost of using it? Is there
additional cost for credit cards?
Claire Takemori ( South Bay Contra, SF Bay area)
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I'm coming very late to this topic, sorry... but since I don't see anyone
else having mentioned this, I wanted to chime in. The blues dance I now run
in Seattle uses Square to track attendance and cash. It's simple to set up
and our door volunteers seem happy with it. We charge a sliding scale and
just have separate "items" for each dollar amount. When we used to have
"regular" and "student" prices we had buttons for those as well, and
custom price item for donations. Square automatically tracks the number of
each item sold, and the times.
On a tablet (we use an iPad, and I would assume it works on an Android
tablet as well), Square also does cash drawer tracking -- enter your
starting cash, track transactions, and enter your final counts; it'll tell
you whether you're off and by how much. It does not allow for cash drawer
tracking through the phone app, though. I'm not sure why not, or whether
they're going to add it eventually.
And of course, Square allows us to take credit cards too, which has pros
and cons but overall I'm very much in favor of it.
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