Square Pickup Lets You Place Orders With Square-Using Restaurants

Chris CrumeCommerce & Retail

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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 businesses as well.

Priceonomics.com first reported on the app after noticing it when picking up lunch. You can check out their article for screenshots.

After using it, the site suggests the product could be "a massive step in bringing more offline commerce online".

The news comes just after a report from The Information indicating that Square is also testing a service in which it gives merchants "thousands of dollars" in capital to help them grow. That report also indicates that the company is considering taking a new round of funding, and delaying its IPO, which was expected to happen this year.

It's been a pretty busy month for Square. The company also announced its first grocer partnership with Whole Foods Markets, and launched new money-requesting functionality to its Square Cash product.

The company has also made headlines for poor handling of a chargeback situation with one New York business owner, though its later efforts once the story emerged were somewhat redeeming.

Square is also said to be looking to offer more big businesses custom rates.

Image via Square

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