Hello ‘Amazon Local Register’ Goodbye ‘Square’

Buh-Bye (for acquiescing to DoJ Operation Choke Point)

Today, the Square’s terms prohibit gun-shop owners from using the credit-card processor not only when they are conducting gun sales at their brick-and-mortar stores but even more so when they are offsite, representing their stores at gun shows where they often need the wireless Square Reader to ring up sales on smartphones or tablets. Gun show have been a target of anti-gun activists for nearly 20 years.

Hi there:

Amazon Local Register

The company released a YouTube video and matching section for the card reader on its e-commerce site,


Amazon will charge 1.75 percent per transaction, lower than both Square (2.75 percent) and PayPal (2.7 percent), though this is an introductory offer only valid until Jan. 1, 2016 for signups before Oct. 31, 2014 (it’s then going up to 2.5 percent). The only competitor that rivals its rate currently is Intuit at 1.75 , though customers must sign up for a monthly service in order to get that rate.

via For Gun Shop Owners, It’s No Longer Hip to Be ‘Square’.