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This section will tell you the basics on how to make a good Hawaiian shave ice! Please feel free to ask questions you may have regarding local shave ice and shave ice in general.
Feito
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Re: New to the business

Postby Feito » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:48 pm

YouTube, Pinterest and of course this Forum are what fill my search history..Lol. I found this set up [img][/http://www.belson.com/Images/HWAPR-500LCD-001-M.jpg]
I hope I did that right to share that image. But tomorrow I will call the city health to get their specific requirements. And as for the trailer. I found some beverage carts that look like could be repurposed to shave ice.

Thanks for that tip Derek. I was going to ask about the battery and on that subject. I was planning on running a cube shaver, 2 coolers for ice, 8 or 10 flavors and 2 batteries. Do you guys do only cash or have pos...?

Feito
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Re: New to the business

Postby Feito » Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:52 pm

Hi Greg. Thank you for sharing that video I do like the trike but not the freezer set up. And the smaller one is nice but feel that people like to see the sharing process.

Feito
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Re: New to the business

Postby Feito » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:58 pm

[url]http://www.belson.com/Images/HWAPR-500LCD-001-M.jpg/url]

DerekinCanada
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Re: New to the business

Postby DerekinCanada » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:13 pm

Only 1 battery should be needed. Your coolers should just be regular or marine coolers, with no power required, and 1 $88 Walmart marine battery will power an ice shaver all day.
We don't use a POS - would slow us down too much at busy events, but do take Credit Cards with Square. although it's mostly just cash. We keep a rough estimate of sales during the day by counting cups used, and count the cash when we get home.

Feito
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Re: New to the business

Postby Feito » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:37 pm

Does square run on tablet? What is cost per transaction?

Craig
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Re: New to the business

Postby Craig » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:37 am

Feito wrote:Does square run on tablet? What is cost per transaction?


Yes square can run on a tablet. I'm thinking of buying the unit to take debit cards
We have a lot of kids and they don't carry cash and don't have credit cards.
But even really young kids carry debit cards

Feito
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Re: New to the business

Postby Feito » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:10 am

Thanks Craig I'll look into that. But do you know what percentage they charge per transaction?
Not many people use cash now a days.

DerekinCanada
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Re: New to the business

Postby DerekinCanada » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm

2.75% in the US, 2.65% in Canada.
In Canada, they also offer debit card transactions for 10 cents each. You have to buy the contactless reader to use debit.

Feito
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Re: New to the business

Postby Feito » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:58 pm

That's not too much to damage to profit. Are there other options or is Square the preferred one?

Craig
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Re: New to the business

Postby Craig » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:24 am

There are lots of solutions to cards, but most run thru the bluetooth.
I know bluetooth is suppose to be fast but from what I've seen it seems to take more time that square, which is plugged into the headphone socket.


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