Why Square Is the Best Credit Card Payment System for Festivals

As recently as two years ago, when people wanted to buy beer or T-shirts at festivals, paying with cash was generally their only option. Now, Square is proud to be the go-to payments processor for festivals and events.

You may have seen Square hardware at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Live Nation shows, Piknic Electronik, IglooFest, and more. Square supports events of all sizes, building point-of-sale systems to support festivals, sporting events, and concert tours. Check out this video to learn why Goldenvoice (which produces festivals like Coachella) and Best Beverage Catering (which has a 25-year history of running the highest-grossing and most comprehensive festival concessions programs in the U.S.) both use Square.

With Square hardware you can take credit cards, debit tap under $100, and mobile payments. Bust long lines with mobile readers to serve more fans faster and get them back out enjoying the event.

Train staff easily on Square’s free POS app. Creating menu items on the free online Dashboard is a breeze. Manage your inventory and see which are your best-selling items with sales analytics. Square’s employee and location management tools show you which booths and employees are the busiest to help you make staffing decisions.

For some large-scale events, Square can even provide you with hardware deployment, installation support, staff training, and project management to help ensure everything runs smoothly.

What happens if the Wi-Fi goes down when you have a mass of festival goers hungry for pizza? Not a problem. Swipe so you can keep serving up slices and take secure credit card transactions with Offline Mode. Once you’ve got connectivity again, the transactions are processed automatically at Square’s standard rate of 2.65% per swipe.

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