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New Square Invoices App Takes the Worry and Work Out of Getting Paid for Small Businesses

Mar 26, 2019

Sellers can create, manage, and send invoices whenever they choose, from wherever they do business

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Today, payments and point of sale company Square announced the Square Invoices app, providing Canadian sellers a self-serve tool for creating, managing, and sending digital invoices from anywhere. The Invoices app enables sellers to manage all aspects of their business in real-time from their mobile devices.

With the shifting demographics of the Canadian workforce and an increased value being placed on flexibility, Canadian businesses need tools that complement their desire to do more in less time. With the Square Invoices app, businesses can get paid quickly and easily - no more manual invoices and waiting for checks to come in the mail. Whether they are getting paid for photographing a wedding or after taking on a new landscaping job, sellers can send invoices and get paid, in just a few simple taps. In fact, more than half of invoices processed through Square in Canada are paid the same day.

“The way we do business is changing; not everyone works from an office and small businesses need the flexibility to handle core processes like invoicing on the go.” said Alyssa Henry, Seller Lead at Square. “With the Square Invoices app, small business owners are able to get paid remotely and access their funds quickly and securely.”

The Square Invoices app can also give small businesses a more holistic view of their financial health. Beth Skony, the owner of Launch Pad Media, a book editing and author services copyediting business based in Chicago, Illinois, says that the ability to get paid quickly has saved her business time and helped her manage cash flow:

“Before, we would typically wait at least a couple of weeks to get paid because we had to send invoice statements manually and wait to receive a check in the mail,” she said. “It was difficult to keep track of what we were owed, determine what payments were overdue, and ensure we were getting paid. Now, the process is streamlined, and more often than not, we’re getting payments the same day. Having access to our funds when we need them most has been a game-changer for our business.”

With today’s launch, Square Invoices also enables businesses to send sleek, professional estimates to confirm details of future jobs through the app or on desktop. This feature is especially useful for service businesses like home and repair providers, freelance consultants, wedding and event planners, photographers, and others who need to provide a quote to secure prospective customers.

To date, more than $13 billion USD has been processed globally through Square Invoices. The Square Invoices app is available today in Canada, the US, Japan, the UK and Australia via the App Store or Google Play. To learn more about the new Invoices app, feel free to check out our post on the Town Square blog.

About Square
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run and grow their businesses. Square enables sellers to accept card payments and also provides reporting and analytics, next-day settlement, and dispute management. Square’s point-of-sale software and other business services help sellers manage inventory, locations and employees; build a website or online store; and grow sales. Square was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland and the UK. Square operates in Canada through its wholly owned subsidiary, Square Canada Inc. More information about Square is available at square.ca.