Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I LOVE all things techie...or gadgety..is THAT a word?
Soooo when I finally got fed up with our credit card servicer I switched to Square. It takes ALL credit cards even Amex which I often declined because of their horrific fees for a mere 2.75%. Now to some other biz owners this may seem like a lot..but it really isn't when you factor in this is a FLAT fee with no hidden extras like statement charges, processing charges, Fed. Govn't. reporting charges, rental fees for your machine, or outright purchase charges for the machine, paper for the receipts...yadda yadda, yadda. It's a LOT more economical!
I think this handy little gadget will put the greedy world of processors out of business and I HOPE so after the goring we've taken over the last 2 years with our processing guy. LONG story...but the moral is...if you are unhappy with the way things are...go look into something else! You might be pleasantly surprised as a business owner...we were! It's all new...so knock on wood no glitches occur...but so far...day 2 and we are GOOD!
Let's just hope that all of these electronic gizmos don't make the world go dark like the new show out "Revolution"...I sometimes worry about that. It really can't be good having everything electronic...all the time. That's why I'm careful not to sign up for automatic deductions from our bank account..it's H*** getting them stopped after certain unscrupulous vendors have that automatic dip in.
I'm doing well with my new 'informed eating' program. Mostly low glycemic and low carb. I always ask myself "Is this something my grandmother would have had in HER kitchen?" Amazing how that zones you in on REAL food immediately.
I've lost about 5 pounds thus far and my energy levels are increasing...all good news!
Stay sparky my friends...I've got a busy, busy day ahead in the consignment gallery. It's all good in Bobbi~ville.