A couple of months ago I got a Square credit card reader and associated Square account for my iPhone and iPad. I did it because we were (and still are) planning a garage sale and I thought it would be helpful to accept credit cards. We still haven't had that garage sale, but I got a lot of use out of Square this week.
The B-Squad needed new softball bats. I decided to take up the fundraising effort for the B-Squad 2011 Bat Fund. One of the biggest challenges is always just getting funds. Nobody carries a checkbook and cash isn't always on hand. I took my Square to Dusty's and within minutes had swiped six Visa cards. It was really easy and simple.
We completed our fundraising in a week in part because of how easy Square made it.