This is just a quick update for those interested in the fast-paced world of mobile processing. As we all know, SquareUp is in bed with Starbucks now. The little white cube is becoming more and more ubiquitous. SquareUp's goal is to make smartphones the new wallet, something that Google also has its eye on and even PayPal has jumped into the game. But what about just getting the best rates for a mobile solution, without the additional motive of sticking your customers with a singular means of paying that only a select few merchants can accept?
Stripping away the branding and the nifty (if unnecessary for the most part) bells and whistles, you are left with a small group of needs. Merchants want low rates and they often want a modest POS system to make transactions easier. While Square does offer a nice version of their software for the iPad, and now some iffy flat monthly rates that might save a small business some money (in a rather narrow window, if you ask me), the recent upgrades in the PhoneSwipe service offered through North American Bancard seem to make it a much more obvious choice for a wider range of businesses.
Lets look at the updated terms rolled out this month.