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Date Established
2009
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San Francisco, CA
Liz Hull

Liz Hull

Liz Hull is a writer for Merchant Maverick. In her three years with Merchant Maverick, she has tested and reviewed over 40 eCommerce platforms and published two ebooks on the topic of online selling. Liz has also been published in Startup Nation and Home Business Magazine Online. Liz has a BA in English and Spanish from George Fox University.



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    Chuck Malta

    Your article states that you cannot use a Squareup store to sell high risk products, but if you do a google search “site:squareup.com [enter any high risk product keyword/phrase here]” you will see a ton of squareup stores selling high risk products. And that doesn’t include the ones that are paying squareup to use their own domain name.

    I wonder how they get away with it.

      This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hey Chuck!
      Those sellers are potentially violating Square’s acceptable use policy (some of them without even realizing it). Unfortunately because of how Square’s system works, many of them can fly under the radar until something triggers a red flag, at which point they will be shut down because someone is reviewing their business.

        This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

        Yaimara

        Organization Name: Maykel Art Gallery

        Hi, It’s a great review , thanks. I have a question, Is possible to open an online store with Square with the same merchant account we use for a mobile business ? What happen with the rates then? The merchant account we use mobile is 2.75 %, but the online store rate is 2.9% .
        And can we manage the sales report separately?

        • Organization Name: Maykel Art Gallery

        This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

        Jessica Dinsmore

        HI Yaimara,

        I assume you are already processing with Square but also want to sell online. The answer is yes. Online transactions will just process at 2.9% + $0.30 rather than the 2.75% for swiped transaction. You can use Square’s free store (we have a review of it) but if you want something more robust you’d need to look at one of Square’s eCommerce integrations such as Weebly or Wix. Best of luck to you!

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