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Square VS PayPal: Which Is Best For Small Business?

Square and PayPal both have mobile card readers, but there’s a lot more to both platforms. Learn about the differences between PayPal and Square's fees and features.

    Jason Vissers
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Jason Vissers

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
Jason Vissers has been researching, analyzing, and writing about small business software and finance since 2015. His financial expertise has been cited in numerous publications, including The Ladders. Jason graduated with a Political Science degree from San Diego State University in 2001.
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    Shannon Boyd

    Hello!

    I am getting the foundation set up for my soap making business and my “hub” is looking like it will be Comment Sold because of everything it has to offer and the cost fits perfect within my budget. I will mostly be selling online and at craft shows. I know that Square and PayPal can both be the transaction platforms for Comment Sold. My questions are
    1. Does it hurt to have both?
    2. If I need to stick to one, which would it be?

    Thank you,
    Shannon

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      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Shannon!
      We would recommend going with Square Online – you don’t need to purchase a website or anything else. This allows you to share a payment link in a text, email, or anywhere on the web, as well as create buy buttons. You can accept all major credit cards as well as Google and Apple Pay. And you can add PayPal to checkout through the Square Online dashboard. Customers don’t need to have a special app to pay, either! Good luck!

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