Square’s $299 ‘Business in a Box’ Is a One-Stop POSBy: Josh Wolford - February 20, 2013
To help new and existing businesses get started with their transactions system, Square has unveiled a brand new package deal that starts at $299.
It’s called the “Business in a Box” and according to Square is “all the hardware you need to run Square Register on your counter.”
For $299, you’ll receive two Square Readers, a Heckler Design WindFall iPad Stand, and an APG Vasario 1616 Cash Drawer. That’s the paperless route. If you want to add the receipt printer to your package, it will force the price up to $599.
Of course, everything works wirelessly with Square Register.
“Historically, business owners were forced to piece together multiple hardware components from various manufacturers, manage complicated contracts and pricing structures, and pay for expensive software licensing and service plans. Now, they can be up and running with Square Register in minutes,” says Square.
It’s an entire point of sale system in one box. The simplicity of it all is exactly what Square is marketing. Why mess around with traditional POS systems or try to piece the parts together yourself when you can get your iPad stand and cash register straight from Square? That’s the idea here.