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Those little Square card readers have a cool new trick

Those little Square card readers have a cool new trick
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Mobile payment readers have saved small businesses lots of money by helping them accept credit cards without breaking the bank on expensive point of sale systems. Square is one of the most popular mobile payment gadgets around, and now it's rolling out a brand new feature that'll make settling up at the bar easier than ever.

The new feature is called Open Ticket, and it allows restaurants and bars to keep track of your open tab right through their Square app. Instead of holding onto your credit card until the end of the night, the bartender can open up a digital tab on the business' smartphone or tablet to keep track of your bill.

This is a big deal for businesses because open tabs can be a real hassle. It's also a welcome new feature for customers, because now you don't have to worry about forgetting your credit card at the bar.

Next page: Find out more about how Square helps small businesses.
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