Payment Processing, Online Booking, Online Store & Business Banking
Below are a list of services that I use to run my business. I have tried many of these over the years, and these are the ones that work best for me, for this business. Some of these have affiliate links on them that pay a small commission or reward for sharing. I would be so grateful if you consider using these links if you sign up!
Online Store - Shopify: I have been using Shopify for almost a decade, for multiple businesses. I find it easy to set up and run and it's always easy to get help if you're unsure of anything.
Payment Processing - Square: I highly recommend Square for payment processing. It's extremely user-friendly, portable, and has add-ons available to make running and scaling up your business so much easier. You can add photos and descriptions to products and then upload them to a website so that you don't have to do it all over again on a new website. There are no monthly fees for payment processing, it is essentially pay as you go. You can follow this link to sign up for Square.
Online Booking - Fresha: I have used several online booking services over the years. They all have pros and cons. Fresha checks SO many boxes of essentials for service-based businesses, it's hard to believe it's ABSOLUTELY FREE! It's also super easy to set up, you can add retail, staff, advertise, and get reviews super easily. It's such a great interface, I wish it was around when I had my spa. If you follow this link to sign up for Fresha and enable payment processing features, we will both receive CA$100 in credits on Fresha paid features once you process $1000 in card payments.
Business Bank Account - Wise: Formerly Transferwise, this account is meant for making money transfers easy and much more cost effective than traditional banks. It's super easy to set up, and if you purchase internationally, you will love it. Follow exchange rates and convert your money at optimum times. The fees are transparent and very low. They even list other banks and how much you save vs. the other banks on their list. Sign up here and get a fee-free transfer up to $800.