Originally Posted by craftsrlb
Last year was the first time I accepted credit cards. I have the square and it was so worth it. The only down side is that if you say you accept cards, you can't set a minimum purchase, so they can charge a $2.00 item if they want too, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
I put a little sign on my table showing what cards I took. I had a woman ask if I took cards and I said yes, she said oh good cause I only have $8.00 left in my purse...she spent $84.00 at my table. I think people tend to spend more when they can charge things. Since the square is free, and the set up is free, no monthly charges- I say why not?
I am in Canada and don't believe any of the portable charge card services work there. Also, I am one of the few that don't have a smartphone or iphone yet.