Darwen businesses: Try out card payments for free

A free card reader (usually £59), plus NO FEES for the first £1000 worth of payments taken through the card? An exclusive offer we've managed to organise through a partnership with Square.

There are many reasons to start taking card payments, even if you're a small business.

  • Card payments account for more than half of all transactions in the UK
  • By 2026, it is predicted that physical cash will be used for just 21% of payments
  • You’re losing out on sales when people don’t carry enough cash – people will spend more!
  • Customers increasingly expect to be able to pay by card
  • Cash machines in Darwen have reduced
  • Four banks have closed in Darwen over the past few years
  • You’ll improve your cash flow
  • You'll attract new customers

Every local businesses in Darwen can pick up a free digital card reader (usually £59+VAT) and can take £1,000 worth of card payments completely fee free, straight away, due to a partnership we've developed with Square to help Darwen thrive.

We're already making an impact, with over 30 businesses having already signed up (read more about this here)

The project is a partnership between Heart of Darwen, Square UK and The Darrener.

Sign up

There's no catch. All you need to do is sign up via squareup.com/darwen and then pick up your free card reader from:

WORK at Over Darwen House,
22-26 Railway Road, Darwen,
Lancashire, BB32RG

Get in touch to let us know when you'd like to pick up the reader, or if you have any questions

After that it's super simple. Just plug the card reader into your smartphone or tablet, download the Square App and start taking payments straight away. It's perfect for small businesses, whether you're a shop or on-the-go.

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