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Square Payments

Top Mobile Processor

A leader in the point of sale and credit card processing markets, Square is known for offering a free card reader and a $0 monthly fee option. But it also offers more robust options for businesses of any size, including retail and foodservice.

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The Ramp corporate card centers around one mission: saving customers money. Besides its lack of fees, Ramp also includes software designed to help cut costs.

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Clover POS is good for newer businesses that want an attractive, easy-to-use, all-in-one system with simple flat-rate processing. It offers sleek hardware as well as a free option for small businesses.

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The best POS software for a tanning salon should be easy to use, allow you to accept multiple types of payments from customers, and offer the features you need for your business, such as appointment booking and inventory tracking. POS software like Square may be a good fit for smaller salons that don’t need advanced features. For larger salons with multiple locations, software with features specific to the tanning industry, like Mangomint or Tan-Link, could be the better choice.

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