Square just announced that its new card reader is available for $49 online and at Apple retail locations in the U.S. The reader accepts chip cards and contactless payments like Apple Pay.
“Local businesses across the country are already using Square’s newest reader and have the same advanced payment technology in their own stores that the big chains have,” a spokesperson for Square tells us in an email. “A tap of a phone or watch and their customers are out the door – it’s a simple, fast, and secure payment experience.”
“We’re excited to get our hands on this technology and offer our customers an entirely new way to pay for the coffee we enjoy making for them everyday,” says Scott Carey, owner of Sump Coffee in St. Louis.
In November, Square first gave the new reader to 100 local business owners in the U.S. after announcing it in June.
More on the reader here.
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