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Stripe VS Square: Features, Cost, & Key Differences For Small Business

Square has the edge for in-person payments, but Stripe is well-suited for international eCommerce.

    Chris Motola
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Chris Motola

Chris Motola

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in personal and business loans and financial health, Chris Motola has been writing about small business finance and payments for over 5 years. He has been cited in various industry publications, including Forbes Advisor, GoBankingRates, and Medium. Chris is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
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    TJ

    I use square and it does have both Apple Pay and google pay available for your webstore.

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Thanks, TJ! We’ve confirmed this new information and updated the post. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention!

        Mariam

        Dear Team,

        I would like to know if Stripe and Square supported QAR (Qatari Riyals) Currency?

        Thank you

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          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi Mariyam,

          After a quick google search, it looks like Stripe does, and Square does not. Hope that helps!

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            Denise

            One MAJOR downside of Square is that it doesn’t allow an authorization/hold on a card. Our company needs to run a refundable $200 damage authorization on every rental. The Square “community” forum has been requesting this feature for about 2 years, and it’s always “in the plans”. Hundreds of merchants from bars where people run a tab, to equipment or vacation rentals need this feature and are in search of a better solution. Square has tons of bells and whistles, but lack this seemingly basic function. 🙁

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              Christopher

              Awesome Review

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                Rob Turner

                If you wanted to expand the reveiw you could look at plugin/community app support. By this I mean the plugins available for example on WordPress for Stripe vs Square

                I found the article as I have a client who runs a campsite and wants a booking form using square in Canada, Installing WooCommerce and a plugin for square seems overkill for selling one thing on his site, other plugins fall short on support in CAN, found one but its USD and although we could change the plugin it gets very messy.

                Good article, I think for my Church donations on Sunday who is looking for an Electronic option we may lean towards Stripe.

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                  Chris

                  HUGE help

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                    Hector Valenzuela

                    Very clear review. Good Job

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                      Manikandan

                      Nice articles. Thanks for your reviews. 🙂

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