- An independent online community and platform that helps organize and empower businesses, business owners and individuals who use the
popular Square POS (re: squareup.com).
In addition, the SSU platform allows members to vote on which new features, changes, etc. they’d like to see Square
make and then as an official Square Partner, the SSU leadership brings the most voted issues/requests to Square directly.
If Square doesn’t act on a particular request or it’s too far out, the SSU Development Team creates a
code-based solution ourselves.
Finally, whatever features SSU does not develop (maybe because it’s not voted on enough) members have
the option of using the community to self-fund (or crowd-fund) the feature/solution themselves - using the same Feature
Requests section where members vote on features (ie. to accumulate pledges and/or set an optional goal amount).
What kinds of technologies does SSU create?
SSU’s in-house Development Team are seasoned vets in development and among the top Square API Experts in the world.
The Dev Team specializes in various code-based technologies, such as (but not limited to) websites, scripts, APIs, templates,
SDKs (software development kits), Online SaaS-based Services, Mobile (iOS + Android) App based solutions, Reader SDK based
solutions, POS Solutions, Ordering Solutions, etc.
The primary stack is LAMP (Linux - Apache - MySQL - PHP), which is the most popular stack in the world, making everything
we create extremely flexible, stable and reliable. In addition, this helps keep development costs down too, thereby maximizing
all the Square-powered Solutions the SSU Community + Dev Team can create.
How much does it cost?
- It’s 100% free to join Square Sellers United.
We do offer Premium Memberships for members who want to vote, participate in helping us engage Square to
create certain feature requests, as well as help support the creation of feature requests by our own in-house Development Team, etc.
Basic Membership - $5
Premium Membership - $10
Pro Membership - $25
In general, each Membership comes with different levels of Customer Service, Support and Technology-access
(displayed on each “Solution“ Details page). For example, some Solutions may offer the Basic Plan
of that Solution for Basic SSU Members - and higher plans for higher level SSU Members, etc.
Usually the Basic Membership gets you the most entry level version of a technology solution
or service, while the higher levels gets you higher/better plans and access to a solution.
- Nope! However, some solutions like Native Mobile Apps that can be published in both the Apple App Store
and/or Google Play Store may come with separate setup fees, like $99 for example.
These one-time setup fees generally reflect the nature of a more complex service or solution SSU may offer
that has other built-in costs by Apple, Google or some 3rd party that members will be required to cover the cost of.
SSU’s CODE-Installer - a custom software
installation technology that we created to
automatically install most of the cool tech (ie. SquareTech) and software/code-based solutions we create that
are powered by Square’s API and work with Square’s various POS versions and equipment.
It usually takes just 10-30 seconds for a single instance of our code/tech to automatically install. See the
How It Works page to learn more.
SquareTech - the various technologies we create specifically for use with Square POS.
Who We Are
We’re a Chicago-based Technology Solutions company -
that specializes in creating high quality Native Mobile Apps, Responsive Websites, Web Apps, Software,
APIs, Frameworks, SDKs (software development kits for apps), etc.
We’ve been creating solutions for 20+ years and in that time we’ve
amassed a heck of a lot of technology, expertise, best practices, etc.
Our current digital IP Portfolio
is worth about $5M+. IP = Intellectual Property. That means all the
stuff we make that’s unique that can be used to create mobile apps, websites, etc. How do we know it’s
worth $5M+? Good question. Here’s that answer »
Yes, we’ve tried the VC-route and it wasted more valuable time than it helped. And, since we’re typically
2-5 years ahead of everybody, which has secured us some very big partnerships, we figured it was about time
we tried a different approach.
First and foremost, we’re almost like an extinct species. We make “Native”
Mobile Apps, whereas SO much of the tech industry centers around “Hybrid” Cross-Platforms.