Introducing In-person Payments With Square

If you use Big Cartel for iOS to take orders at concerts, craft fairs, and other events - we've got some exciting news for you. You can now use a Square reader to process in-person sales on Big Cartel!

So the next time you're meeting customers face-to-face, you can use Square to process any credit card payment:

chip Accept newer chip cards (EMV) with a quick dip.

magstripe Accept older magstripe cards with a simple swipe.

contactless Accept Apple Pay, Android Pay, and other NFC payments with a tap.

cash Accept cash and manual credit card payments like before.

If you already use Square for in-person sales, you'll love using Big Cartel for iOS. Your sales process will stay just about the same, but you'll no longer have to update the Square app when you add new products or make changes to your inventory. Let Big Cartel do the heavy lifting, and keep all your shop details in one place.

Getting started is easy, here's how:

  1. Download Big Cartel 3.1 for iOS.
  2. Sign up for Square and download Square Register.
  3. Order your free Square reader and other optional hardware.

That's it! The next time you go to process an in-person order in the Big Cartel app, you'll see a Square option that will walk you through the simple setup process.

Note: Square is currently available to shop owners in the US and Canada, and we hope to see this option expand to more countries in the future.