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 Continue Reading →
Square Pickup
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. Instead of Continue Reading →
Square and (RED)
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 Continue Reading →
Square Cash
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 email, assuming they’ve Continue Reading →
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 that this strategy is Continue Reading →
New Square 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, Continue Reading →
Square — a company best known for the small, white plastic cube that can read credit cards when plugged into a smartphone or tablet — is taking on the likes of Etsy, Amazon, and eBay with the launch of its own online marketplace called Square Market. The expansion from mobile payments to online retail might Continue Reading →