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.
Check out our new video to learn why Goldenvoice and Best Beverage Catering (BBC) both use Square for their events and festivals. Goldenvoice produces festivals including Coachella, Stagecoach, and Panorama. BBC has a 25-year history of running the highest-grossing and most comprehensive festival concessions programs in the U.S.
Square supports events of all sizes, building point-of-sale systems to support festivals, sporting events, and concert tours. With Square hardware you can take magstripe, chip card, and contactless payments. Bust long lines with mobile readers to serve more fans faster and get them back out enjoying the event.
A free POS system can be a huge help at your 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. 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 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe, dip, or tap.