Place orders for in-store pickup with the new Square Order app

Square's new online ordering app, the aptly named Order, is now available in New York City and San Francisco. The app allows users to place and pay for orders online at participating business, and then go pick it up in the store.

The process is simple: browse the selection of nearby shops, cafes, and restaurants right from your phone, pick what you want to buy, buy it and optionally add a tip, and then when you get a notification, go and pick it up. No muss, no fuss.

Square Order is available on the iOS App Store for iPhone, and is currently in open beta for Android. The back-end retailer infrastructure for Order was launched two weeks ago, along with offline sales and inventory tracking.

Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.