Square Opens Office in Australia
The global payments technology company opens Melbourne office to support rapid growth
MELBOURNE, 21 May 2015 — Square, the California-based technology company started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, today announced the launch of their headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. This will be the fourth country where Square has opened an office, following Japan, Canada and the United States, and follows strong demand from Australian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) who have adopted the free Square Point of Sale app since its global release in November 2014.
The Australian headquarters based in Melbourne’s CBD is led by Country Manager Ben Pfisterer, who brings extensive experience within the innovation sector in Australia, combined with a background in banking and business. Prior to joining Square, Ben worked for organisations such as NAB and VISA heading up Innovation & Emerging Products (AUS / NZ) working across the development of products such as Visa payWave and Mobile Payments.
Ben Pfisterer said: “We are thrilled to open our local office in Australia, which continues to grow as a country renowned for a strong and diverse entrepreneurial small business community.
Leveraging our knowledge of the local market, and the growth of Square around the world, we are looking forward to deploying an exciting product roadmap in the future that will help to make commerce easier for Australian small business owners.”
While rolling out Square’s services to merchants across the country, the local team is focused on supporting Australian SMB owners and entrepreneurs to get the most from Square Point of Sale and to help them start, run and grow their business. Square has witnessed a strong appetite from Australian merchants for Square Point of Sale, the free point of sale app compatible with iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, from a variety of SMBs across Australia including cafes and restaurants, bars and clubs, retail stores, hair and beauty businesses, florists, market traders and many more.
Melbourne has been chosen as the home of Square’s Australian headquarters due to its thriving small business community of merchants who are already benefiting from Square, as well as having a growing reputation as Australia’s technology hub.
For more information about Square Point of Sale and to register your details to receive information about Square’s future product roadmap in Australia, visit our website.
About Square, Inc.
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square’s point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing. Square also offers sellers financial and marketing services, including small business financing and customer engagement tools. Businesses and individuals use Square Cash, an easy way to send and receive money, as well as Caviar, a food delivery service for popular restaurants. Square was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia.