Why should you choose GoDaddy over Square?

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Stacey Hartman

When running a business, you need a solution to accept and manage payments that's easy to use, reliable for steady cash flow, all with a trusted partner that will help support your day-to-day operations and growth. That's where GoDaddy comes in. With unwavering dependability and trustworthy support and the lowest processing fees around compared to other leading providers, you can focus more on your business and less on managing payments.

Let’s take a side-by-side look at how GoDaddy can benefit business owners.

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10 reasons to choose GoDaddy vs Square

1. Lowest payment processing fees

At just 2.3% + 0¢ per in-person transaction and 2.3 + 30¢ per online transaction, GoDaddy’s rate plan stands unmatched compared to other leading providers. Comparatively, Square offers 2.6% + 10¢ per in-person transaction and 2.9%+ 30¢ online.

2. Modern dual-screen POS device

GoDaddy’s modern dual-screen POS device enhances customer experience, providing clear transaction details and an easy way for customers to tip, approve and sign. Square Terminal only offers a single screen. For businesses looking for a dual screen device, they would need to purchase the higher-priced Square Register. 

3. All-in-one commerce platform 

GoDaddy provides an integrated platform for all your commerce needs, enabling seamless acceptance of payments online and in-person and making it easy for you to manage all your transactions from a single place.

4. Get support anytime 

Complemented with its world-class customer support available 24/7, GoDaddy ensures prompt assistance every step of the way. Merchants selling over $100,000 a year get personalized onboarding and setup support available at no additional cost. Square offers Monday-Friday support, 6am to 6pm PST and 24/7 phone support for merchants who subscribe to a Premium plan. 

5. Trusted provider for all your products 

As a brand, GoDaddy has successfully empowered everyday entrepreneurs for the past 25 years, making dreams come true. We are a one-stop shop with products from Domains and Email to Hosting and Payments.

6. Attractive and portable 

Designed for aesthetics and convenience, the GoDaddy Smart Terminal POS device is a modern, lightweight, dual-screened, portable device, all while looking stunning on any business counter. Square Register offers dual screens but isn’t portable. 

7. Barcode scanner and receipt printing 

With a built-in barcode scanner and receipt printer, GoDaddy’s Smart Terminal allows business owners to scan and print on the go. Square Terminal does have a scanner but cannot print. Square Register offers neither feature. 

8. Start taking payments in minutes 

No matter which GoDaddy product you use - Domains, Online Store, Point of Sale, Online Pay Links, Virtual Terminal or our Mobile App - you can start using GoDaddy Payments to take payments quickly and securely immediately upon sign-up. 

9. Sharable links 

Let customers pay you from anywhere with quick, sharable pay links branded with your domain name – no website needed. Easily customize your links with your company logo, images, and text and send them to your customers via text, email, social media, or QR code. Only GoDaddy provides a pay link branded with your domain for free. 

10. Free expedited shipping for POS devices 

GoDaddy provides free expedited 2 business-day shipping for point-of-sale devices. Square alternatively offers 3-4 business day shipping. 

“It's refreshing to work with a POS/website company that actually offers a person to speak with unlike Square and Shopify.”

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Over 21M satisfied customers have trusted and embarked on their entrepreneurial journey with GoDaddy, a testament to its efficacy and efficiency. Making a switch to GoDaddy’s processing system is not just a simple decision, it's a game-changing move toward business prosperity.

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