Obama Campaign Using Square For DonationsBy: Chris Crum - January 30, 2012
President Obama’s 2012 Presidential campaign is reportedly using Square to accept donations.
Campaign personnel are being issued Square mobile credit card readers, allowing them to process donations with their iPhone or Android phones, a campaign official tells POLITICO. The rollout will happen nationwide, and involve staff at all levels.
In 2008, Obama’s campaign showed the world that it was on top of its game in terms of embracing current technology and social media to get the job done, and it’s no surprise to see that the campaign is similarly using the technology from Square, which has risen up in the time since the initial campaign, from none other than Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
Last month, Dorsey annouced that over a million merchants are accepting credit cards with Square. He then tweeted:
@Square has added 1 million.To put that in perspective: there are only 8 million merchants who accept credit cards in the US.