On the Move with Square This Summer

Whether you want to set up a mobile massage booth at a folk festival or a trendy food truck at a farmers market, your customers might not be carrying cash. No problem. Read on for seven ways Square can help you thrive while your business is on the move.


  1. Easy setup: Square Point of Sale is designed to get your staff up and running quickly. The ease of use — including drag-and-drop items, categories and endless customisation possibilities — means that there’s less chance for human error when processing a transaction. Greater accuracy means smarter inventory management, cost controls and business efficiency.

  2. Adaptability: Whether you’re a retailer, a food truck owner, a tradesperson or a designer, Square Point of Sale has the tools to serve your specific business needs.

  3. Speed: Long queues are the bane of a busy small business and can have a negative impact on your customers’ experience. Simple item modifiers (extra onions, extra bacon, etc.) make it easy and efficient to get your customers’ orders just right, while speeding up the checkout process.

  4. Integrated payments: There’s no need to set up a separate payment processing account or merchant facility. Square Point of Sale and Square Reader enable you to accept credit card and cash sales. Get the hardware you need to take payments anywhere your customers are. Square Reader, for example, lets you take card payments with a mobile POS.

  5. Security: Running a cloud-based POS is secure, as logins are tied to your own self-nominated credentials. Advanced security features like two-factor authentication and employee access controls can also be enabled so you can decide who has access to your valuable business data.

  6. Valuable insights: When the work day is done, you can sign in to Square Dashboard from any computer or mobile web browser. Using new customer information and sales reports by item, you can see what’s working and what needs improvement, and filter sales reports by employee, location or device. You can also create revenue-per-labour-hour reports to see what’s working and core multi-unit reports your accountant will love.

  7. Remote control: Using Square Dashboard, you can monitor your business and work from anywhere. Edit your menu, approve employee timecards and set prices for different locations, even while you’re offsite.The new mobile sales trends report also allows you to access real-time sales info on the go.

You’ll find Square at music, food and cultural festivals around Canada this summer — from Montreal’s Piknic Electronik to Kelowna’s Center of Gravity and Calgary’s One Love. Find out more about Events by Square and learn about how you can sell on the move.

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