02 Oct '11, 9am

'Square' gives small US businesses an edge

'Square' gives small US businesses an edge

SAN FRANCISCO - Word is spreading quickly among small American businesses hustling to thrive in tough economic times - hip young Internet payment service Square will give them an edge. The brain child of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Square lets anyone take credit card payments using smartphones or iPad tablet computers. Barely one year old, it is used by 750,000 merchants and handles US$2 billion (S$2.5 billion) in transactions annually, chief operating officer Keith Rabois told AFP. The San Francisco-based startup is aiming to snag the 26 million American businesses that do not accept credit cards and is planning to expand outside the United States next year. Square charges a 2.75 per cent fee, on par or lower than merchants would be charged per transaction if they went directly through credit card companies, but has the advantage of no set up costs. "Square increases ...

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