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THUNDER BAY – The speed of technology keeps speeding up. Only a generation ago, credit cards were just coming into their own. Today, e-commerce and accepting credit or debit is a key component for success for any business. One of the concerns for many small businesses, or for home-based business is accepting credit cards in an affordable manner. For major purchases, especially for smaller companies, customers are not usually carrying large amounts of cash.

Square, has announced the availability in Canada of a mobile card reader that allows anyone, anywhere in Canada to accept credit cards, to run and grow their business.

Square’s free Mobile Card Reader plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Square Register is the free app that enables anyone to safely and securely accept credit card payments with one simple, low transaction rate of 2.75% per swipe, with no hidden fees. Funds from swiped payments are available the next business day, eliminating the wait for cash flow.

Canada is Square’s first market outside the US. Over 2 million individuals and businesses can already accept credit cards with Square, and Square is processing over US$8 billion in annualized payments.

“We are focused on making commerce easy for everyone. Square builds free tools for local businesses of all sizes and types to thrive,” said Alyssa Cutright, VP of International for Square. “We’re thrilled to introduce Canadian businesses and their customers to the most seamless and enjoyable way to do business.”
Square Register serves as a free full point-of-sale system for businesses to accept payments, track inventory, and monitor daily reports, empowering them to make smart decisions for their business. Square Register also helps businesses attract new customers with tools to create customized loyalty and rewards programs as well as showcase themselves in the Square directory.

Square Register app is free for download from the App Store and Google Play. Square’s Mobile Card Reader is available for free on www.square.ca.