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Offline Stiletto

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Cash or Paypal/Square?
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:53:16 AM »
Just wondering if most people only accept cash at the fair or if the also accept Paypal/Square?  I use Square at my business and sometimes it really comes in handy.  I've had people decide to make larger purchases instead of small ones because the can put it on their credit card, and I know Paypal has recently released their version.

For anyone, who doesn't know what I'm talking about Square allows you to swipe credit cards on your smart phone and accept payments that way.  They charge a flat fee of 2.75% for each swiped transaction.  It's more for hand entered cards (like if the swiper won't read the card).  Paypal charges 2.70% for each swiped transaction and more for hand entered ones.

So, are you planning on accepting cash only or Square as well?

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 12:35:53 PM »
I will have Square at my booth :-)

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 01:46:02 PM »
I'll be using Paypal Here at my table, so I can accept all card types and even checks (if for some reason someone wants to pay by check... )

Most people, however, only accept cash. So bring lots of it!

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 03:21:26 PM »
I'm going to try out the square. I've never done it before, but I hear it's easy to use :)

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 11:30:43 PM »
I'm probably just going to do cash or checks. If I can find a way to get paypal to work I'll certainly include it! Last year I was not in a good place myself because most of the booths (the ones I bought from at least) only allowed cash, and I forgot to put more money in my bank account before the trip!
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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 01:09:04 AM »
I would bring plenty of cash, just to be safe.  And don't count on getting cash from the hotel ATM, either.  Whenever there's a big event at a hotel the ATM's tend to run out of cash.  Plus, there's always an annoying fee just to access your own money.

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 01:25:20 AM »
I'll be taking cash, and if there's free wifi somewhere I'll take paypal.

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 03:05:15 PM »
Provided our phones get signal, hubby and I can take Paypal and can turn our phones into mobile hotspots for up to 5 people if need be;) I prefer cash but if I sell my MOC Mimic at the fair, I certainly won't have a problem if you want to use a card;)

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 04:30:30 PM »
I've taken Paypal in the past and will probally offer paypal at my table this year too - though I do prefer cash.
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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 04:50:20 PM »
I am happy to take Paypal if there is wifi available.  We can wander out to the lobby or wherever to get it, it doesn't matter to me.  :)

I just insist PP payments be made as gifts at things like this.  Too many horror stories. 

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2013, 05:14:30 PM »
I'll be accepting cash only.  I don't have a smart phone and if I leave my husband alone at our table for too long he might go pony crazy lol.
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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 12:11:44 AM »
I prefer cash too, but if my daughter is at the booth I can take Paypal.  She has a smart phone and I don't.
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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 12:14:27 AM »
I"ll be bringing lots of cash since it is much easier xD I'm saving up all of my pet sitting money to buy lots of ponies!!!
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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 01:12:59 PM »
I just ordered my square from Intuit. I couldn't do the other square out there because my phone operating system is too old.  I hope it works! I'm going to try it out on my tablet too, in case we have internet access.

I'll have it for convenience but I may be charging a small fee to use it. I much prefer cash, but I understand the need to use a card from time to time.

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Re: Cash or Paypal/Square?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 01:18:19 AM »
I'm bringing cash and will be accepting Square as well.  I started using Square at Trotcon last year and it's worked like a charm! I used it at an Ohio pony meet and Midwestria. it's really awesome getting the funds deposited into your bank account the very next day.

 

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