Square & Griffin Technology Offer On-The-Go Canadian Sellers Protective Merchant iPhone Case

22 Apr 2014

TORONTO, ON – (April 22, 2014) -Square, the mobile payment company helping Canadian sellers start, run, and grow their businesses with free point of sale software and card reader, has paired with Griffin Technology to offer the new Merchant Case + Square Reader, the first protective solution optimized for the Square Reader and the iPhone 5 as well as the iPhone 5s. Together the Merchant Case and Square Reader enhance both performance and convenience for merchants selling on the go with Square.

Square’s free card reader and free point of sale app Square Register enable anyone to safely and securely accept credit cards and run their business from their iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Square offers one simple, low transaction rate of 2.75% per swipe, with no hidden fees. Funds from swiped payments are available the next business day, eliminating the wait for cash flow. Business owners across the country enjoy the benefits of using Square from increasing their sales to providing an improved customer experience.

For Kelli Wood, the founder and owner of Little Big Words, a Toronto-based illustration company, the new Merchant Case + Square Reader has enhanced her customers’ path to purchase experience. “The case is a perfect fit with my iPhone and allows for a smooth and natural swipe of the card,” said Wood. “When selling my work at trade shows and craft markets, I don’t have to worry about a customer dropping or breaking my system.”

The new Merchant Case helps Canadian sellers enjoy the following benefits:

  • Protective molded silicone case that protects the iPhone from bumps and drops
  • Custom case that aligns perfectly with Square Reader for easy, consistent card swipes every time
  • Included Square Reader that allows sellers to accept credit card payments on the go
  • Easy-grip, non-slip texture so the seller can easily handle the phone and take customer signatures
  • Square Reader seamlessly stored in the case slot when not in use

Square is bringing smart and simple business tools to sellers across Canada including allowing them to accept credit card payments on their mobile device. Earlier this year Square also eliminated holds and deposit limits on manually entered transactions in Canada. The move was an important step to further remove barriers to growth for local businesses, and made Square an industry leader in eliminating deposit limits and related holds for customers.

Griffin’s Merchant case includes the new Square Reader and is now available for $19.99 at store.griffintechnology.com/merchant-square-case-for-iphone-5.


Square makes commerce easy for everyone. From accepting credit cards to managing a full point of sale, Square offers simple and affordable tools for businesses starting and growing. Square Reader, the free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allows businesses to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for one low, transparent rate of 2.75% per swipe. Square's suite of business tools include Square Register, an analytics dashboard, and Square Stand. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, and Japan. More information is available at square.ca.

Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in­house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at griffintechnology.com, facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter @griffintech.