Tagged with: Square

Report: Amazon May Soon Launch a Competitor to Square’s Card Reader

Report: Amazon May Soon Launch a Competitor to Square’s Card Reader

Amazon could be preparing to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, according to internal Staples documents hinting at such a launch that we’ve obtained. According to the documents, Staples stores will prepare next month to stock a new product called the “Amazon Card Reader” alongside ...

‘Square Capital’ Offers Cash Advances for Small Retailers

‘Square Capital’ Offers Cash Advances for Small Retailers

While it has been rumored to be in the works for a while already, US payments startup Square has officially announced it’s getting into the merchant cash advance game with a new service called Square Capital. The program is designed to help businesses grow by serving up quick and easy access to funds “in a way that’s ...

‘Square Feedback’ Opens Up a World of Possibilities for Digital Recipts

‘Square Feedback’ Opens Up a World of Possibilities for Digital Recipts

Revolutionizing the cash register receipt sounds like the worst kind of startup cliché, but indulge me for a moment. On Tuesday, Square unveiled a new feature for its digital receipts that, in and of itself, doesn’t radically change how we interact with the places where we shop. But it points us in this direction. And it ...

Square Wallet is Dead, Gets Replaced by Square Order

Square Wallet is Dead, Gets Replaced by Square Order

The grand Square Wallet experiment is over. As of Monday, Square has pulled the app from the Apple and Google app stores. At the same time, it is introducing Square Order, an app that lets shoppers place pick-up orders from, and pay at, coffee shops, cafes and other Square merchants right from their smartphone. Square ...

Square’s ‘Pickup’ App Gives You a New Way to Order Food

Square’s ‘Pickup’ App Gives You a New Way to Order Food

Square, the mobile payments startup, is testing a new app called “Square Pickup.” It’s a simple app that lets you order food from a Square merchant ahead of time. The app is currently in testing with several San Francisco restaurants. Appropriately, we noticed the app when we were "picking up" lunch on Tueseday. ...

Square, (RED) Team Up to Fight AIDS With Special Edition Reader

Square, (RED) Team Up to Fight AIDS With Special Edition Reader

Square is debuting a special-edition reader in partnership with AIDS organization (RED). The new ‘SQUA(RED) Reader’ is red in color, and for every order via the device, 97.25 percent of the $10 donation amount will go to the fund to fight AIDS. When consumers swipe their cards on a (RED), customers can donate right from ...

Square Cash Now Makes Receiving Money from Friends Very Easy

Square Cash Now Makes Receiving Money from Friends Very Easy

Square Cash's sheer simplicity has made it my go-to service for sending money to friends, and now Square's hoping to make requesting money just as simple. Starting Thursday, you can cc request@square.com in an email (instead of cash@square.com like usual) to request money from one or more friends. The recipients of your ...

Square Stands are Coming to Every Whole Foods Location

Square Stands are Coming to Every Whole Foods Location

A year and a half after debuting a massive partnership with Starbucks, payments company Square is announcing its next big, in-store retail deal: Whole Foods. When Square debuted Stand last year, the assumption was that this high-powered hardware and software play would help attract large retailers. Clearly, this is a sign ...

Square Unveils Thinner, More Efficient Reader

Square Unveils Thinner, More Efficient Reader

Square Reader has always been a handsome and functional piece of hardware, but the designers and engineers at Square have been on a constant quest to make it just that little bit more handsome and little bit more functional. On Monday, Square released a new version of the Square Reader, which has both a sleeker, thinner ...

Square’s ‘Square Cash’ Lets You Easily Send Money to Friends

Square’s ‘Square Cash’ Lets You Easily Send Money to Friends

Launched earlier this year as an invite-only service allowing users to send money via email and without charge, Square’s Square Cash on Tuesday opened to all, or at least to those aged 18 or over with a US bank account. Co-founded by Jim McKelvey and Twitter co-creator Jack Dorsey 2010, Square first came to public ...