Square Launches Pickup, Offline Mode, Inventory TrackingBy: Chris Crum - April 29, 2014
Square announced the launch of several new offerings aimed at helping sellers drive more customers to their businesses and simplifying operations: Square Pickup, Offline Mode, and Inventory Tracking.
Square Pickup is a new Square Market feature, which integrates with Square Register, and lets sellers fulfill orders customers place either in-person or online. It’s available to all sellers at 8% processing fee per order. There is an introductory offer at 2.75% through July 1st. Sellers receive payment the next business day.
We reported on the feature a couple months ago when Square started testing it. Since then, merchants in New York and San Francisco have been using it.
With Offline Mode, sellers can continue to use Square’s mobile register, including acceptance of credit card payments, when the Internet goes out. It processes payments when the connection is reestablished.
“As one of Square’s most requested features, inventory tracking gives sellers a free way to track their item stock when selling in person and online,” the company says. “Sellers manage their inventory in their web dashboard, including setting up stock alerts so they are never caught off guard by low inventory.”
Square was recently in the news for rumors that it was looking for a buyer, and was running low on money. The company denied that it is looking to sell.
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