Why does Sphere charge for equipment?
At Sphere, we strive to be as transparent as possible when it comes to our rates, fees and costs. Early on, we elected to charge a fair price for equipment. We charge enough for our terminals to cover our costs, shipping, overhead and a modest profit. This allows us to keep our rates and fees as competitive as possible. We don't have to worry about "baking in" equipment costs into our rates. We want our merchants to be with us for a very long time and enjoy competitive rates and fees without the cost of equipment included.