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Why should I switch from Stripe to Square?

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If you're already using Stripe and considering switching to Square this article explains the differences between the two and the benefits of using Square.

The single biggest reason to switch to Square is that it gives you the ability to take "in person" payments using the Square Terminal*.

So, when your client is in clinic and wants to pay with their phone via Apple/Google Pay, contactless via their card or with chip and pin you have all bases covered 🙌

Here's how Square and Stripe stack up:

In summary Square gives you:

Total flexibility - to take "in person" payments, online invoice payments and online booking prepayments
Full integration with the Square Terminal - no rekeying, no errors, take payment directly from the diary and everything is fully reconciled in WriteUpp
Square handles everything - however you take payment, all of your transaction records are securely stored in the Square dashboard
No "per transaction" cost - saving you 20p on every transaction you process through Square
A lower rate (1.75%) for in person card payments

To make the switch click here to learn how to get started!

Why can't I take in-person payments with Stripe?

Stripe has been talking about a terminal-based solution for a number of years but unfortunately it hasn't come to fruition in the UK. Square approached us around 12 months ago and since then we've been working in partnership with them to seamlessly integrate their terminal with WriteUpp whilst also negotiating a set of commercial terms that provided a better deal for WriteUpp users.

*Needs to be purchased separately. Visit the Square Shop

Updated on: 20/06/2022

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