The next time you pop into a store to buy something, you might just get rung up on an iPad. Square, the company behind the super simple way of using an iDevice to accept payments, recently announced they’re going to sell what they call the “Business in a Box.” For just under 300 bucks, a company will receive two Square readers, which are little credit card swipers that plug into an iDevice, as well as an iPad stand and a cash drawer. Square will also offer a package that adds in a receipt printer for just under 600 bucks. A few months back, Starbucks made big news when it announced that all credit card transactions in its stores would be run through Square. With iDevices and mobile payment becoming more and more popular, Square’s “Business in a Box” seems like a good opportunity for small business owners to show their customers that they’re ready to succeed in our connected world.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 1, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).