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Canada gets Square

The Square card reader system allows you to swipe your customer's credit cards on your phone, at the jobsite or at their home, and have the money deposited into your bank account the next day.

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November 27, 2012 by Alec Caldwell

Imagine, as a contractor, being able to scan your customer’s credit card at their home (or the jobsite) and have the money deposited into your account the next day.

This revolutionary system is now available in Canada. Simply produce your android cell phone or iPhone, plug the Square card reader into your cell phone’s earphone socket, scan the credit card and the money will be deposited into your account. The customer, meanwhile, will get an emailed receipt for the transaction.

This system is affordable, transparent and it comes with a low fee of 2.75% per swipe for Visa and MasterCard. It’s a free app, the card reader is free, and it comes with free shipping. This means no merchant account, monthly fees or set-up costs… and no fee of 3.5% plus 15¢ per transaction.

CARAHS wants to share this new product idea with you, as a number of our members are successfully using this system and think it’s amazing.

For more details visit CARAHS

CARAHS is a non profit Occupational Health & Safety Association delivering education, training & benefits to self employed contractors, renovators, builders & trades

Toll free 1-866-366-2930


Alec Caldwell

Alec Caldwell

Alec Caldwell is the Founder of CARAHS, a Health & Safety Organization.

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