Apple Pay is hoping to change the way we purchase by allowing customers to pay by phone and bypass the need for a wallet and credit cards. However, the opportunity for customers to use Apple Pay has been scarce due to the high price for businesses to switch or add payment systems. In an attempt to make it easier for businesses to switch to or add Apple Pay, the financial service Square has partnered with Apple to lower the price of upgrading. Tweet This

Square has made it so that businesses can purchase their products, including chip readers, for a fraction of the cost traditional payment systems. A lower cost for this service could be a game changer for any business, especially a business that operates on a small scale. Square could potentially save a business hundreds of dollars by switching to its devices rather than purchasing a common chip reader.

Square has recently unveiled a new promotion that allows businesses to purchase a Square reader for only $29, half the original price. In addition to discounted Square readers, the promotion also includes waving the processing fee of up to $12,000 worth of customer payments. For any small business this deal might be a terrific way to save money and ease the check out process for customers.

Making the transition to a mobile card reader maybe an inevitable one considering the ease and convenience for customers paying with their mobile devices. Using Square and taking advantage of their Apple Pay promotion could be a way for your business to save money and be one step ahead of the competition in terms of the customer transaction experience.

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