Square teams up with Angie’s ListAnnouncements — By Melanie McIntyre 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.
Melanie McIntyre has served as editorial director of The Metropreneur since its launch in 2010. She previously worked as a staff writer for a business and legal newspaper, where she wrote more than 500 stories about finance and real estate and development in Central Ohio. Since 2008, Melanie has worked on a freelance basis for several local entities, including Columbus Underground, where she is a featured writer. She also blogs about fashion, style, and pop culture at Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is a graduate of The Ohio State University, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.
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