Square: Accept payments on the go.
Square is now the 800-lb. gorilla in the mobile payments world, with more than 2 million merchants using the company’s card reader to date. Businesses that use Square’s platform can process credit card and gift card transactions using iPhones, iPads, and Androids, and offer digital receipts via text or email. They can also reward loyal customers with an in-app punch card and publish a menu on Square’s public directory. Thanks to a recent partnership with Angie’s List, merchants who use the mobile Angie’s List Business Center can accept payments within the iOS app. Merchants who use the Square platform can pay 2.75% per swipe or $275 a month. The company offers its card reader for free.