SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 21, 2014 –Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, today announced that Canadian sellers are now able to accept Discover® and Diners Club® credit card payments with Square. Small and mobile sellers can accept Discover, Diners Club, American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and JCB credit cards for the low rate of 2.75% per swipe with Square.
The millions of entrepreneurs and small businesses across Canada are helping to drive local economies throughout the country. As the demand to use credit cards in Canada grows, Square is making it easy and affordable for Canadian sellers to accept credit cards so they never miss a sale. In Canada, Square sellers are processing over $100M annualized in credit card payments.
"Being able to accept all types of credit cards is key to our business, especially when teams are coming from out of the country to compete in sports tournaments. As families line up to order action photographs of their kids, we want to make sure they have the best experience with us," said Matt Webb, co-owner of Sports Action Pictures, a Vancouver based business specializing in sports action photography.
The free Square Reader plugs into the audio jack of iPhone, iPad and most Android devices. Square Register is the free app that, upon completion of registration, enables sellers to safely and securely accept credit card payments and run their business with a complete mobile point of sale system. With Square, customers can accept Discover, American Express, VISA, MasterCard and JCB payments for the low rate of 2.75% per swipe, no hidden fees. Settlement on swiped card sales is available in 1-2 business days.
The Square Reader is available for free at square.ca or at over 800 retail outlets throughout the country including Apple, Best Buy, Future Shop, London Drugs and Staples, with a $10 rebate for first time customers. Square Register is available in The App store and on Google Play.
About Square, Inc.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square Reader allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for a low transaction rate of 2.75 percent per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square Register serves as a full point of sale system for businesses to accept payments, manage items, and share menu and location information. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. More information is available at square.ca.