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Report: Square Tests Giving Merchants Money, May Delay IPO Report: Square Tests Giving Merchants Money, May Delay IPO

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 Looks To Offer More Big Businesses Custom Deals Square Looks To Offer More Big Businesses 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 …

Already Handling Millions Of Dollars Per Week, Square Cash Now Lets You Request Money By Email Already Handling Millions Of Dollars Per Week, 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 Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods Square Makes First Grocer Partnership 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 …

Merchant Case For iPhone Designed With Square Users In Mind [CES] Merchant Case For iPhone Designed With Square Users In Mind [CES]

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 …

Square Acquires Viewfinder Team To Expand In NYC Square Acquires Viewfinder Team To Expand In NYC

Square announced today that it has acquired Viewfinder for its engineering talent. Viewfinder built a photo organization app, but they won’t be working on that any longer. “The team is incredibly talented, having built an app that blends beautiful design …

Square Eyeing 2014 IPO, According to Report Square Eyeing 2014 IPO, According to Report

Today, everyone is talking about the big Twitter IPO. Next year, we may be talking about Square putting forth an initial public offering. The common thread here is Jack Dorsey, of course. The Twitter co-founder is also the founder and …

Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email? Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email?
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There is a lot of innovation happening in the payments space, and the competition is heating up at a greater place than ever before. New products from PayPal and Amazon show great potential, and Google continues to expand its Wallet …

Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email
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Back in May, mobile payments company Square teased Square Cash – free money transfers via email. At the time, it was an invitation-only service. “Forget the ATM,” said Square. Well, today’s the day – Square Cash is now live for …

Square Pays $507K Fine for Operating without Proper License in Florida Square Pays $507K Fine for Operating without Proper License in Florida

Mobile payments company Square has agreed to pay a fine in the state of Florida for operating without the proper licensing. Square entered a payment of $507,000 to Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation on July 24th, after the Office found …

Square’s POS Solution Square Stand Is Now Available at Apple Stores, Best Buy, and Online Square’s POS Solution Square Stand Is Now Available at Apple Stores, Best Buy, and Online
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Square has just announced that its point of sale system Square Stand, first announced back in May, is now available to purchase. It’s not only available online, but you can also buy it at both Best Buy and Apple Retail …

Square Directory Goes Away With Launch Of Square Market Square Directory Goes Away With Launch Of Square Market

Square has apparently shut down the Square Directory in favor of the new Square Market. The URL for the former is now redirecting to the latter. This is interesting, considering that Square Directory was only launched this past October. It …

Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses
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Not content to simply exist as a mobile payments platform, Square is expanding into the world of ecommerce with a new online marketplace for local businesses to display their wares. It’s called Square Market, and it lets any Square-using small …

Square Opens Up in Japan, Its First Expansion Outside of North America Square Opens Up in Japan, Its First Expansion Outside of North America
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Japan, say hello to Square. The mobile payments platform has just announced that it is now available in your country. Square is available in Japan with the support and partnership of Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation (SMCC). Responsible for introducing Visa …

Square Teases Square Cash, Money Transfers via Email Square Teases Square Cash, Money Transfers via Email

“Forget the ATM.” That’s the brief message that Square is displaying on a new page for Square Cash. It looks like Square is about launch a new money transfer feature. “Square Cash is the easiest way to send money to …

Square Finally Makes a True POS Solution with New Card-Reading iPad Stand Square Finally Makes a True POS Solution with New Card-Reading iPad Stand
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Of all the payments processed using Square nearly 50% take place on an iPad, and the average payment volume processed by iPad users doubles that of smartphone Square users. With that in mind, Square has just unveiled some new hardware …

Square Register Gets Smarter for Restaurants Square Register Gets Smarter for Restaurants
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According to Square, the amount of restaurants using Square Register as their main point of sale system has tripled in the past year. Not only that, but the amount of money that they have processed has quadrupled. “There are already …