Square teams up with Angie’s List

Announcements — By on January 31, 2013 at 8:00 am

Square has partnered with Angie’s List, giving more small businesses an additional method for accepting payment.

The national consumer review service announced Wednesday that it has integrated Square into its new mobile application for all of its service providers and members.

“Working with Square will help provide happier transactions for our members and service companies,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Square because they understand what small businesses need to succeed.”

For the uninitiated, Square allows anyone with its free card reader or  iPhone, iPad, or Android application to accept credit and debit card payments.

Users are charged 2.75 percent per swipe and 3.5 percent plus 15 cents per transaction when card numbers are entered manually. Funds from swiped payments are typically available the next business day.

The new Angie’s List Business Center app allows companies to seamlessly accept payments in the field, track e-commerce purchases, create invoices, and respond to member reviews as soon as they appear online. Merchants will also have access to free analytics reports.

“Whether on site or at a customer’s home, people will now have a fast, reliable way to accept payments, ” said Square Co-Founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. “With Square, Angie’s List businesses can focus their time and energy on what really matters— doing great work.”

The Angie’s List Business Center mobile app is currently available on iOS.

More than 2 million individuals and businesses can now accept credit and debit payments using Square, which is processing more than $8 billion in payments on an annualized basis.

Founded in 1995, Angie’s List was inspired by Hicks’ search for a reliable contractor in suburban Columbus on behalf of William Oesterle, a venture capitalist and her former supervisor. She relocated to Columbus to join him in creating Angie’s List.

After the company purchased Unified Neighbors in 1996, its headquarters were moved to Indianapolis.

To learn more about Square, visit SquareUp.com.

Author Bio: Melanie McIntyre:
Melanie McIntyre served as editorial director of The Metropreneur from its launch in August 2010 to May 2013. She is also a featured writer for Columbus Underground and writes about fashion, style and pop culture on her blog, Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is an Ohio State University graduate, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.

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