Jan 082012
Square Logo

The other night I was in a Radio Shack and I saw a Square hanging on one of the walls. I was surprised, especially because it was on sale for $9.99 and I knew you could get one online for free. I clearly wasn’t the only one who noticed, because earlier this evening, TechCrunch posted about this same thing.

They let us know that while you do pay $9.99 in the store, Square does give you a $10 credit back. Not only is this good news for those who want to use it but didn’t know you could get it for free, but this is great news for Square! Months ago, I posted about how I thought musicians should take advantage of this service. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been at a show and realized I either had no cash, or not enough to buy everything I wanted from the merch table. While Square does take a percentage of what you charge, it’s not enough to make it not worth selling to people with credit cards (unless you’re selling for almost no profit). For the most part, bands are relying on merch to help them pay for other costs of going on tour. If you’re a musician in this scenario–go check out Square!

And if you don’t want to wait for the free item to come in the mail, head over to an electronics store to buy one in person and have the amount credited to your account.

Have you tried out Square? Tell me about your experience in the comments!

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