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Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People

Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People

By Chris Crum August 26, 2014

Square introduced Square Cash last fall, enabling people to send money to one another using a simple email. Now, you can also send money by texting. The company announced today that it has released an update to the mobile app …

Square Is Apparently About To Buy Caviar For $90M Square Is Apparently About To Buy Caviar For $90M

Update: Square just made the announcement: We are excited to share the news that we’ve acquired Caviar. The Caviar team has built a seamless delivery experience that instantly connects buyers with top-rated, popular restaurants that do not otherwise offer delivery …

Square To Launch New Reader For Small Businesses Square To Launch New Reader For Small Businesses

Square announced on Wednesday that it plans to release a new Square Reader for chip cards, an EMV solution aimed at combating card fraud and protecting payment data. The company says it is preparing small businesses for the EMV migration …

Amazon May Be Readying Its Own Card Reader Amazon May Be Readying Its Own Card Reader

Is Amazon preparing to unveil a Square competitor? According to reportedly leaked documents from office supplies retailer Staples, Amazon is about to put a card reader on the market. The documents reference an “Amazon Card Reader” alongside other established players …

Square Register Gets Invoicing Feature Square Register Gets Invoicing Feature

Square announced that it has added Square Invoices to its register service so sellers can “get paid fast” with free unlimited invoices. There is no monthly fee. “Now sellers can accept payments in person, online in Square Market, and through …

Square Capital Gets Formal Launch Square Capital Gets Formal Launch

Earlier this year, Square began testing Square Capital, a cash advance program for business owners. On Wednesday, the company formally launched it. There’s no application process with Square Capital, and businesses get their money the next business day, according to …

Groupon Launches Square Register Competitor Gnome Groupon Launches Square Register Competitor Gnome

Groupon announced the launch of a point-of-sale hardware solution for local businesses called Gnome. It would compete with Square Stand/Register. According to the company, the tablet stand will enable merchants to instantly recognize Groupon customers as they enter the store, …

Square Gives Businesses New Feedback Tool Square Gives Businesses New Feedback Tool

Square announced a new product called Square Feedback, which it says turns digital receipts into a “powerful channel between buyers and sellers”. What it does is ask users to show whether they had a good or bad experience at the …

Square Replaces Wallet App With Square Order Square Replaces Wallet App With Square Order

Square has pulled Square Wallet from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, reportedly killing the service in favor of a new app called Square Order. Square Wallet, which never gained much traction with consumers, is indeed gone from the app …

Square Launches New Business Features Square Launches New Business Features

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 …

Square Tests 'Square Capital' Cash Advance Program Square Tests 'Square Capital' Cash Advance Program

Last week, a report from The Information said Square was testing a product to give merchants “thousands of dollars” in capital to help them grow, and that it was considering another round of funding that would delay an IPO. This …

Report: Square Not Ready To Go Public This Year Report: Square Not Ready To Go Public This Year

It’s looking like Square won’t be going public in 2014 as multiple reports indicate IPO aspirations have been put on hold. Last week, The Information reported that the company was considering raising another round of funding that would delay an …

Square Has Acquired BookFresh For Appointments Square Has Acquired BookFresh For Appointments

Square announced on Wednesday that it has acquired BookFresh, makers of appointment booking software. “Sellers use Square for far more than accepting payments: They manage their point of sale with Square Register, run loyalty programs and promotions for customers, and …

Square Tests 'Square Pickup' App Square Tests 'Square Pickup' App

Square is testing a new app called Square Pickup, available by invitation only. The app reportedly lets users order food from restaurants who use Square, and is testing with “several San Francisco restaurants”. Presumably it would be used with non-restaurant …

Report: Square Tests Giving Merchants Money Report: Square Tests Giving Merchants Money

According to a report from The Information, Square is testing giving merchants “thousands of dollars” in capital “to help them grow,” and is “considering raising another round of funding” that would delay an IPO. The company is also looking to …

Square To Offer More Custom Deals Square To Offer More Custom Deals

Square is reportedly looking to offer more merchants custom rates. According to TechCrunch, the company is “aggressively working to do more custom pricing for merchants, especially chains and big names” as a move to get bigger brands using its services. …

Business Owner Details Getting 'Screwed' By Square Business Owner Details Getting 'Screwed' By Square
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Alex Shvartsman runs a small store called Kings Games in Brooklyn as well as its e-commerce counterpart. He’s been a longtime Square Reader user, and was an early adopter of Square Market, the company’s online storefront for small businesses. “I’ve …