Here are the Hottest Features We Launched in September 2018

september's hottest features 2018

We’re constantly releasing tools and resources to help you start, run and grow your business.

In September we launched a bunch of cool new features. To make sure you’re getting the most out of Square, here’s a roundup.

Square Gift Cards

Looking for a simple way to attract new customers and boost your sales in the run up to the holidays? Square Gift Cards have just arrived in Australia to help you do just that.

We’ve launched two solutions to help you build out a gifting programme for your business:

  • Physical Gift Cards
    Our plastic gift cards are the perfect solution for your brick and mortar business. Available as pre-designed starter packs, or fully customisable with your branding, we have solutions to suit every business.

  • eGift Cards
    Our digital eGift Cards integrate seamlessly with Square Point of Sale and allow your customers to purchase gift cards in-store or online and email them directly to their recipient.

Find out more about Square Gift Cards >


Meet Calvin, owner of Plantation Speciality Coffee

As part of our ongoing seller stories series, we spoke to Calvin Leung, owner of Melbourne’s brilliant Plantation Coffee. He now runs six locations across the city, including coffee bars in a growing number of Myer’s department stores.

He shared his experiences building a coffee business from scratch and what attracted him to the industry un the first place. There are some great insights for anyone interested in starting their own coffee shop.

Read the full interview >

calvin plantation coffee


iPads now available via Square Shop

We want to make it as easy as possible for you get setup and start taking payments with Square, right out of the box.

To help you do just that, you can now purchase iPads direct from Square Shop when you order Square Stand or our complete Point-of-Sale Kit.

Order Square Hardware >


Revealing the Real Cost of Cash

Square research released in September shows that the traditional “cash is king” mindset of Aussie business owners has started to shift. It’s no surprise when you consider the amount of staff time spent on cash management in an average small and medium-sized business (SMB). In fact, the report reveals that it’s more than 200 hours per year.

Read the full report >


Build with Square Inventory API in Connect v2

If you’re building with Square’s Developer APIs, the release of Square Inventory API with Connect v2 brings upgraded functionality, including the ability for your developers to batch update inventory, view inventory adjustment history, move inventory between states and more.

Learn more about the new Inventory API >


Want to know about other recent product launches and updates? Take a look at the hottest features we launched in August.

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