Get the Most Out of Square: New Features and Tools We Launched in January

We’re constantly releasing new features and tools designed to help you start, run and grow your business. To help you get the most out of Square, here’s a quick rundown of what’s new.

Square for E-Commerce

Whether you’re setting up an online store for the very first time, or updating your existing store, Square for E-Commerce provides you with a multitude of ways to accept payments. Then you’ll be able to use Square Dashboard for a 360-degree view of your business that you won’t see anywhere else. This view of both your online and offline sales makes it easier to process more sales, track your business performance and make informed decisions.

You can integrate Square’s payment gateway into your custom-built website using our API for e-commerce, or select Square as your payment method from one of our many website builder partners. Learn more about Square for E-Commerce.

Square and Ecwid

Integrate Square and Ecwid

One of our newest partners is also the coolest. Not only can you use Ecwid to sell products with your online store, but it also works with Facebook, Tumblr and countless other online marketplaces. Ecwid gives your business as much airtime in as many places as possible, increasing your ability to make sales. Connecting your Square catalogue with Ecwid is simple. You can get started right in the Apps section of Square Dashboard now.

Square Customer Directory

Square Customer Directory is one of our newest and most exciting features for sellers who want to enhance customer relationships. It allows you to add, edit and delete information from your customers’ profiles right at your point of sale or in your Square Dashboard. It’s simple to use — just search by name and, when Customer Directory brings up a profile, you can attach that customer to a transaction or invoice. Square Customer Directory automatically syncs with your transaction data, allowing you to build powerful reports and collect rich data that helps you better engage with your customers. Square Customer Directory is free to use — learn more here.

Charge recurring payments with Card on File

Card on File lets you securely store a customer’s payment details for future billing, making it simpler for you to charge repeat customers for goods or services using Square Invoices. For example, a gym that charges a monthly fee to can now put its customers’ cards on file, making it easier for everyone involved. Payments made using Card on File are charged at 2.5% per transaction processed. Learn how to use this convenient feature here.

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