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Square Launches in Canada With Free Mobile Card Readers

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Easy commerce for everyone (real name ‘Square’) has finally stepped into Canadian territory. The service enables fast payments for anyone running a business in Canada, no matter where the business is located. Although not the first mobile payment system in Canada, it’s one of the most popular based on its success in the U.S., as its backed by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

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If you sign up for Square Canada, you’ll get a free Mobile Card Reader and the Square Register application available for free in the App Store. With these two and your iDevice in your pocket or purse you can start your business rolling and cash in, all you need to is use them when a customer wants to make a payment.

Each of the 75 million active Canadian credit cards can be used starting today. Payments are processed fast, which means the funds Square collects will be available the next business day, with you only paying a 2.75% fee per swipe. There are no other hidden fees.

According to the company’s press release Square took a huge step forwards when stepping in Canada. This market is the first one outside the US, where more than 2 million individuals and businesses are using this service, resulting in more than $8 billion in annualized payments for Square.

In addition to the free point-of-sale feature, the Square app comes with great features such as daily report monitoring, inventory tracking, and even provides tools to surprise your customers with customized rewards and loyalty programs. In other words, to help you and your business grow.

Have you started your registration to Square to receive the free Mobile Card Reader?

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  • MGSayah

    They do a credit check on you upon registration!!

  • Anthony ?

    Is this only for businesses, or could an individual sign up and use it for stuff like selling items on Craigslist or Kijiji?

  • Individuals also, but keep in mind that they ask for your bank account information and the last 4 digits of your Social Insurance Number…

  • Rob Raymond

    Has anyone been able to actually order it? My order page is only showing US states.

  • Prshan

    i just sign up few hrs ago

    they ask you for Full name and Address

    SIN # (Optional) I left that Blank

    I LINK my Account with My Bank JUST LIKE PAYPAL

    if want use it for Craigslist or Kijiji? put “individual use”
    after that
    they sent square reader in the mail
    here the link Canadian to sign up
    https://squareup.com/ca/register

  • Prshan

    i just sign up few hrs ago

    they ask you for
    Full name and Address

    SIN # (Optional)
    I left that Blank

    I LINK my Account with My Bank JUST LIKE PAYPAL

    if want use it for Craigslist or Kijiji? put “individual use”

    after that
    they sent square reader in the mail

  • Rob Raymond

    Apparently I had signed up with a US account a while back waiting for a Canadian release, and that’s why everything was different.

  • Dave

    9 digit account number??

  • Avon Colleen Kay

    I use Square and am in Canada. I have NOT been able to use the card reader with my Samsung Galaxy S4 for some reason. Any suggestions?

  • Joan Nelson

    I had signed up with Customer Code and everything. I was functional. Suddenly my square stopped functioning and cannot use the Code which is the ONLY way to get a hold of Customer service by phone. Without it I have been scrambling and messaging them online and even facebooking them. It’s all been futile. I cannot have anyone contact me nor I contact them. No help whatsoever. You only lifeline is the Customer Code and it should not be that way. They do not provide a single phone numbers anywhere all over the internet. I have lost out on a few thousand $ because I was not able to charge customers. Customer service disappeared on me. I tried re-registering and it recognizes me and won’t allow me to open another account. How hard can it get??

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