It’s hip to be square. But I admit I struggle with being hip. At least when it comes to technology. I’ve always resisted keeping up with gadgets like cell phones and tablets. If I had my way, we’d all go back to rotary phones. I saw a really cute one a couple months ago…at an antique shop. Goofy is sleeping with his head down and when you lift up the receiver, he raises his head and opens his eyes. Isn’t that great? So much more character than the new Samsung Galaxy Whatever phone I grudgingly bought this week.
But what does all this have to do with Little Dipper Confections? It was just my way of saying that with a new cell phone, I now have no more excuses to keep putting off setting up a credit card payment system. This morning I ordered a Square card reader. Although I would love to continue being an old-fashioned cash-only business, I realize that not offering the option of paying by plastic would be doing my business a disservice. Most customers expect to be able to pay by card. I admit I’m no different when I’m out shopping.
Stay tuned for an update on when I’ll be set to take credit card payments. First I have to figure out how this Square thingamabob works.