Square, Inc. is a mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California that was founded in May 2010. The company, which was founded by Jack Dorsey, also of Twitter fame, and Jim McKelvey, has launched a number of different products over the years. The main focus of Square has been to make payments on the go easier for both merchants, and consumers.
With a variety of products on the market, like Square Reader, Square Register, Square Stand, Square Cash, and most recently Square Dashboard and Square Appointments, the company continues to evolve. Square Reader allows just about anyone to accept a mobile payment on the go, as it's a simple accessory that plugs into your smartphone and can swipe and process credit card payments.
Square Register is a point of sale software that runs on an iPad, that gives you a full terminal for payment processing for your business. More recently, Square has expanded beyond just the normal payment processing, with its delivery service, Caviar, its easy way to track sales in real time, Dashboard, and even a new business-focused calendar app, Appointments.
Square has committed to accept Apple Pay as a payment option in 2015, even though some view it as competition. Square views what it is doing as a register for the payments, not a payment device.
To begin accepting payments of your own using Square, simply head to its website, and pick out the products you will need to get started.
Even if you don't want to use your current credit or debit card, you can still make use of Apple Pay, thanks to completely digital debit cards.
Twitter has officially announced that it's co-founder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey is now the permenant CEO of the company. Dorsey will remain as CEO of his other company Square.
Square will release a new app, Square Dashboard, as an exclusive for the iPhone. It allows users of the Square credit card payment system to keep track of all their their sales in real time.
Don't like that you have to manually transfer funds to your bank account from Square Cash? You can turn on automatic cash outs so your funds will skip the app and go directly to your bank.
Attendees at the 2016 Coachella music festival will be able to pay for anything using NFC payment systems like Apple Pay.
Square has released a new set of tools that will allow developers to create custom point-of-sale apps for iPad and iPhone that can tap into the company's payment processing tech.
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