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Today we’re launching the iconic Square Stand for contactless and chip in Australia — the first out-of-the-box solution to turn an iPad into a fully integrated point-of-sale system, allowing businesses to accept payments and run their business operations right from the countertop.
Gone are the days of oversized point-of-sale systems, clunky cash drawers, piles of paper receipts, and cluttered countertops. Square Stand for contactless and chip is designed for a wider range of businesses, upgrading any countertop.
Since launching in Australia 18 months ago, Square has continued to deliver its promise to bring local businesses more of the products and services that will help them grow.
“There is an overwhelming demand from Square sellers to find better countertop solutions that can help them streamline their operations as they grow and move into more fixed locations. Square Stand is designed specifically to address the countertop needs for businesses of any size, location, or complexity,” said Ben Pfisterer, Square’s Australian Country Manager.
“Our original mission was to help Australian small businesses start, run, and grow. Now with our expanding list of products and services—from accepting card payments to online invoicing, inventory management, real-time analytics, and employee management—a wider range of businesses can benefit from the powerful business tools we’re introducing.”
With the high growth in card payments and advancements in technology, more and more business owners are moving away from using old point-of-sale systems in favour of cloud-based software and design-focussed hardware.
Square Stand for contactless and chip fills this gap in the market, providing an integrated countertop solution designed to complement the look of any shopfront. A select number of businesses have been trialling the new Stand as part of Square’s product trial since July.
“We have used Square for payments since we started. Our events and client services teams regularly move around Melbourne on a day-to-day basis, so it’s great for mobility and taking payments on the go,” said Nathan Smith, Managing Director of The Plant Society in Melbourne.
“When we opened our shop space a few months ago, we needed a checkout system that wouldn’t create a barrier between our customers and staff, but still allowed us to take payments and monitor our business operations in one place. Square Stand seamlessly blends into our interior, it looks great, and is easy to use.”
Starting today, you can purchase Square Stand for contactless and chip online, or exclusively through Officeworks, retailing for just AU$299.