Friday, April 15, 2016

Dirty Little Secret Of Equipment Leasing – Part Three

To add to this subject and mention new information, a law suit was filed recently by the Attorney General of New York.  Read more on the link provide below. The company involved is Northern Leasing Systems.  This is just one company involved in this “leasing” industry.  In the complaint it mentioned deceptive sales practices, which I have heard about from business owners.  In additional it states, “Northern Leasing’s lease terms are onerous and totally one-sided in favor of the company.  The credit card equipment leased to consumers by Northern Leasing is valued at only a few hundred dollars (at most) when new, yet over the course of a Northern Leasing lease consumers pay thousands of dollars for the equipment." This echoes info in my previous post where I mentioned the cost.  Again, do not lease your credit card terminals or equipment.  It is just not a good business decision. 

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Don’t Get “Squared” by Square Up

I am noticing more and more merchant using Square for processing their credit cards.  On the surface Square may seem like a good option and for some it maybe.  If you are just starting out and not sure how well your new business my take off and depending on what you are selling or services of your new business, perhaps it is a good option. For example, right now it is more of a hobby that a thriving business.  Square might be a good option. 

However consider the down side of Square.  In many cases the cost for processing credit cards can be higher with Square.  Because Square is an aggregator you have no true merchant account.  They refer to their customers as sellers.  When one opens an account, they take much of what one presents with little vetting or underwriting.  If they question later what you do or sell or how you sell it, all then without warning your money will be withheld.  Then the fun begins with getting help or having a conversation with a person.  Consider other service related issues.  See the example below:

By the way Square is losing money, Net Loss of $48 million - per page 13 4q 2015 letter to investors

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