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I signed up to use Breadcrumb earlier in the summer. Since I only do shows a few times per year, it seemed like a good idea. Very easy setup - I'll agree with that. Easy to use, the swiper always read the card on the first try. Couple of things to watch for, though - these happened to me:
1. They set a weekly limit on transactions. Anything over my weekly limit, and I wait 30 days for funds to transfer. (I requested that it be increased, as if I had a good show...I could potentially exceed the limit they set in one day. They had me answer a few questions about my business, and then they removed the limit.
2. Card-not-present transactions: Funds are held for 30 days before being transferred (I can live with that...I have another CC processor that doesn't hold funds. Higher rate, but it happens infrequently, so not a problem)
3. They did not tell me that they had a problem setting up a merchant account with Amex, and that I would need to contact Amex myself. And of course...the first 3 sales I had using the Breadcrumb were all Amex, and of course all declined. Thank goodness for understanding customers - and their other cards :)
These thing applied in my case. It's quite possible they will not be the same for you. Just thought I'd share. All in all, I'm happy with it! I had heard a lot of rather negative comments about Square and their (lack of) support. I will say the support at Breadcrumb is quite nice, and responsive.