Square, a company that enables anyone, anywhere to accept credit cards through its various products, stepped into the Canadian territory a couple of weeks back. Now, the company has announced that it will be the official payment processor for artists and designers selling at Vancouver’s craft fairs this fall.
According to the press release, hundreds of vendors and thousands of event goers will experience the benefits of buying and selling with Square at these Vancouver markets. Customers will no longer have to worry about carrying enough cash and merchants will never miss out on a sale.
“We’re thrilled to use Square in Canada. Typically Make It is a cash-only event due to the complexities and cost for accepting credit cards. Square makes it incredibly simple for merchants to accept all forms of payment with easy-to-use tools right on their phone,” said Jenna Herbut, co-founder of Make It.
Following Vancouver markets will be offering Square for accepting credit cards:
- Circle Craft Christmas Market – East Cultural Centre, November 7-11
- Make It! – Croatian Cultural Centre, November 8-11
- Got Craft? – Croatian Cultural Centre, December 7-8
Square offers a free Mobile Card Reader that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone or iPad along with a free Square Register app that allows anyone to securely accept credit card payments with a low transaction rate of 2.75% per swipe.