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4 Top Square Alternatives for Small Businesses

July 30, 2021 • by shall

Small businesses and enterprises are empowered with payment processing technology that allows even solopreneurs to accept the world’s most popular payment options:

  • Credit and debit cards
  • ACH deposits
  • Mobile wallets
  • Much more

Debit cards account for 30% of purchases made, but consumers want to have options when paying for goods and services. Offering a robust set of payment options makes sure that your customer experience is top-notch.

Square is a popular payment processor, and it enables a lot of small businesses to accept a variety of payment options. But Square isn’t the only payment processor catering to small businesses – there are many available.

Finding the right processor for your business is key, and it can help you save time and money while offering better service to your customers.

Top 4 Square Alternatives for SMBs

1. National Processing Enterprise POS 

National Processing’s Enterprise POS is a new product that we’re offering to take the hassle out of running your business. If supplies are running low or payroll isn’t calculated, our point-of-sales system will help manage:

  • Inventory
  • Staff
  • Purchases
  • Customer movement

Point-of-sales systems are a great way to break free from virtual terminals while improving your business’ efficiency. We’ve bundled the tools that fortune 500 companies use to increase and maintain their market share into a small business-friendly system that costs a fraction of the price.

The system includes:

  • Business management solutions, with the ability to handle 100,000 barcodes, set product tax rates, apply discounts and even work offline.
  • Loyalty programs that can be segmented and tracked while capturing customer data.
  • Quick and easy ordering and reordering, with mobile ordering, too.
  • Reporting for days, weeks, months and even years. Take a snapshot of sales data across items and departments, and even segment sales by different times of the day.
  • Inventory management allows for full tracking and even reorder reminders.
  • Back-office tools that include access to your business anywhere.

If you operate a restaurant or eatery, our enterprise solution includes full restaurant management, split tickets, customizable menu areas, tip options and so much more. National Processing Enterprise Point-of-Sales system is our answer to Square with one main focus: saving your SMB time and money.

2. SwipeSimple 

SwipeSimple is an easy-to-use payment solution that is designed for small businesses. From day one, the platform can help you save time and money. Wherever your business goes, SwipeSimple is available to help you grow.

Over 75,000 merchants trust the tools that SwipeSimple has to offer.

There are two main options available through the Square alternative, including:

  • Mobile payment app that works on any web browser, Android or iOS device
  • Physical, on-the-go terminal that offers a robust set of features for every small business

The terminal is a powerful, intuitive solution that offers low transaction fees and the ability to accept payments of any kind, including debit and credit cards, Google Pay, Apple Pay, EMV quick chip and more.

Cloud-based inventory is available to allow you to see a snapshot of your business’ inventory right at your fingertips. Track all of your inventory and even swipe through transaction history whether you’re at the office or at a conference a thousand miles away.

Multiple terminal options are available, including the PAX A920 and PAX A80.

You can handle all of your invoicing through the terminal, integrate with third-party systems, accept tips and run reports through SimpleSwipe, too.

3. Clover 

Clover focuses on building custom point-of-sale systems aimed at making running your small business easier. The company has a lot of solutions available, with the Station Solo being the newest solution in the Clover family of products.

When you trust Clover as your Square alternative, you’re trusting a solution that offers:

  • Online options that allow you to rapidly enter the world of online purchases and ordering.
  • Curbside solutions via the Flex platform that allows for a fully remote POS system that helps your business setup order pickups.
  • Accept mobile payments through a cellular or WIFI connection with complete contactless solutions.
  • Accept physical or digital gift cards to entice customers to buy gift cards for their friends and family members.

Clover helps you run your business from anywhere in the country and with the ability to view customer spending habits, issue refunds and monitor sales in real-time. When it comes time to do your taxes, quickly export reports for payroll and taxes.

Customized solutions through Clover empower businesses across multiple sectors to run their business more efficiently. Portable and stationary solutions are available to help you grow your customer base.

The power of Clover also allows your business to accept a variety of payment options, including cash, checks, contactless NFC payments, swipe or chip cards and more.

4. DejaVoo

DejaVoo has both software and hardware solutions that offer small businesses the flexibility to take payments wherever their customers are located. The processor’s hardware solutions are robust, with options that include:

  • Countertop terminals
  • Wireless terminals
  • Android terminals
  • PIN pads
  • More

When using the software solutions provided through DejaVoo, you’ll gain access to auto tax options, auto tipping, built-in loyalty programs and the DeNovo cloud back office. The Back Office feature is one of the most powerful because it allows your business to view the following from anywhere that you have an Internet connection:

  • Settlement reports
  • Transactions broken down by day, month or year
  • Transaction uploads
  • Signature capture
  • Batch notifications

You can also order supplies directly through the terminal.

DejaVoo offers multiple ways to make payments portable, with all-in-one solutions, reporting, high-end security and even mobile payment options.

Solutions are available specifically for the restaurant industry that include custom fees, discounts for paying in cash and even gathering customer data for future use. Service and scheduling solutions are also a part of the DejaVoo platform, with the option to accept cash, cards, checks and gift cards.

You can even send customers digital receipts or ask for feedback.

Wrapping Up

Square is one of the most popular ways for businesses to accept payments, but it may not be the best solution for your business. The alternative options above can help further streamline your business’ operations beyond what Square offers.At National Processing, we offer all of these Square alternatives. Our National Processing Enterprise POS is our new product (coming to customers very soon) that aims to streamline your sales process even further.

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