Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's hip to be Square!

Hoooraayy!  Look what arrived today in the mail!

My Square Up app!  I ordered this so I could use it at the show next month.  (Next month?!  Eeek!)

Have you heard of it?  It's basically a credit card accepting device that works with (some) smart phones or your Ipad.  I'm super excited about it.  Everything I'm reading about it from other artists' reviews is really positive.  I'm not usually a tech-nut, but this thing is really cool.  And look!  It even comes with its own little decal thingy I can use in my booth for my payment options sign.

This is what it looks like...

After you create an account with them online (super easy), you order it (free!) and when it arrives, you're good to go!  Just plug it into your phone (see their site for what devices are compatible) and swipe your customers' cards!  I can't wait to see it in action.

Anyone with any feedback on using this app - I'd love to hear from you!

Now if my new phone would just arrive...  *sigh*  :)

PS: I'm not affiliated with SquareUp or Apple or getting anything from this mini-review.  (But Square, if you're listening - call me! Lol. )  I'm just really excited and I think that this sounds like a great new tool for artists.  I can't wait for my (first!) show - and anything that might make sales easier or possibly bring more my way is a-ok in my book!

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