All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Square’

Square Launches New App Marketplace

Square just announced the launch of Square App Marketplace, which is basically what it sounds like – a place for sellers to discover business apps that sync with Square accounts. “With this addition to our service, sellers can easily discover and connect to all types of business applications that work seamlessly with Square,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. …

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Square is Testing ‘Square Payroll’ With California Businesses

Square is testing a new payroll product for small and medium-sized businesses. It’s called Square Payroll, and is currently in private beta in California. Re/code was first to report on the test, but Square has plenty of information about the product up on its site. According to Square, Square Payroll is a “simple solution for paying employees that saves time …

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Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier

Back in May, Square killed the Square Wallet app in favor of a new one called Square Order. The app is described as “the easiest way to order for pickup from local shops, cafes, and restaurants — available in SF and NYC. Choose items you would like to pick up and they will be ready when you arrive.” Users can …

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Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round At $6B Valuation

There has been no official announcement so far, but according to a report from The New York Times, Square has raised a new $150 million round of funding, valuing the company at $6 billion. The report cites a person briefed on the investment, who requested to remain anonymous because of a lack of authorization to speak on the matter. It …

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Square Register To Accept Bitcoin, Apple Pay [Report]

Square will reportedly enable its register service for businesses to accept more payment types including Bitcoin and Apple Pay. The company made its plans known in Canada this week. Wired reports: He [CEO Jack Dorsey] says that Square is building a register that will allow companies to accept Bitcoin as well as Apple’s new contactless payment system, Apple Pay. “We’re …

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Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People

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 versions (Android and iOS) that lets you make a payment with a text message. “The update adds the ability to …

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Square Announces New Analytics For Sellers

Square announced the launch of Square Analytics as a new feature of Square Register. It’s integrated with the full Square Register suite, including Pickup, Invoices, and Appointments, which launched earlier this month. The offering includes an Analytics homepage, which shows real-time data on business performance, such as most popular items and a comparison to others in the same industry. The …

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Square Stand Users ‘Covered’ For EMV Migration

Last month, Square announced plans to release a new Square Reader for chip cards, an EMV solution aimed at combating card fraud and protecting payment data. The company said it is preparing small businesses for the EMV migration and “industry shift” to chip-enabled credit cards. On Wednesday, Square told Square Stand users it has them covered for the shift as …

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Square Partners With Victory Park Capital To Front Businesses More Money

Square announced on Tuesday that it is working with Victory Park Capital to extend hundreds of millions of dolalrs to independent businesses as part of its Square Capital program. Square began testing the cash advance program early this year before formally launching it in May. Square Capital enables businesses to sell a specific amount of their future card sales to …

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Square Adds New Appointment Management Tool

Square announced the launch of Square Appointments, a new offering for its register service that lets businesses manage their appointments and avoid missing out on sales. The product has been in pilot mode for a while. Square acquired appointment-booking software maker BookFresh in February, though it remains as its own separate product. “Service businesses lose sales to no-shows, waste time …

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Square Is Apparently About To Buy Caviar For About $90 Million [Updated]

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 on their own. For restaurants, Caviar is an affordable, convenient alternative to an in-house delivery solution and drives additional revenue. …

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Square To Launch New Chip Card 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 and “industry shift” to chip-enabled credit cards. EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) is a global standard for chip cards (cards …

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