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Square To Launch New Chip Card Reader For Small Businesses

Square To Launch New Chip Card Reader For Small Businesses

By Chris Crum July 30, 2014

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 …

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 …

Square Cash Now Lets You Request Money By Email Square Cash Now Lets You Request Money By Email

Square launched Square Cash last fall as a simple way to send money to people via email. All you have to do is send the recipient an email with the amount in the subject line and Cc: cash@square.com. As mentioned …

Square Teams Up With Whole Foods Square Teams Up With Whole Foods
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About a year and a half ago, Square announced a major partnership with Starbucks. Today, Square has announced another such partnership with Whole Foods Market, which will see select grocery stores implementing Square payment and checkout features. Whole Foods expects …

Square Shows Off 'Merchant Case' For iPhone Square Shows Off 'Merchant Case' For iPhone

Square and Griffin Technology are showing off a new iPhone case optimized for businesses using Square Reader at CES this week. It’s called the Merchant Case. The case fits the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, and was designed with Square …

Hey Small Businesses - Square Stand Is Only $99 Hey Small Businesses - Square Stand Is Only $99
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This is a public service announcement for small business owners out there – Square had drastically reduced the price for their point of sale system, Square Stand. Starting today, you can purchase the all-in-one POS for just $99. When Square …

Square Acquires Expense-Sharing Service Evenly Square Acquires Expense-Sharing Service Evenly

Square has just added another mobile transactions company to their team, announcing the acquisition of Evenly today. “[W]e’re pleased to announce that the Evenly team is joining Square. Evenly’s app made it easy for anyone to send or collect payments …

Square Has a New, Thinner Card Reader Square Has a New, Thinner Card Reader

Square has just unveiled a brand new credit card reader, one that they call their “best performing Square Reader ever.” The reader has not only improved in swiping functionality (it should be easier to swipe now), but the new Square …