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Square Supplies Credit Card Readers to Visions Electronics Stores

VANCOUVER, BC – (May 8, 2014) -Today Square, the company helping Canadian sellers start, run, and grow their businesses with free point of sale software and card reader, announced its Square Reader is now available at all Visions Electronics stores.

Square Reader enables anyone to accept credit card payments on a mobile device and has seen rapid adoption from individuals and business owners across Canada. Square Reader is free, and works simply by plugging into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

In Canada, 69% of consumers expect to use a credit card where they shop and business owners are moving quickly to meet their customer’s demands. Square gives sellers of all sizes simple way to accept customers’ payment and make more sales.

Square’s free card reader and free point of sale software 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 Stephanie French, co-owner of The Panoramic Coffee Roasters and The Pie Shoppe, whether she’s helping customers in her downtown Vancouver shop or at a local farmer’s market, Square allows her to process credit card payments wherever her business takes her. “Square makes processing payments as easy as pie, giving our staff the freedom to focus on growing our business.”

Earlier this year Square announced that it expanded the list of credit cards Canadian sellers could accept to include Discover and Diners Club. 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. Just this week Square offered Canadian sellers a free inventory tracking tool that gives sellers a way to track item stock as they sell in person from Square Register.

The Square Reader is also available at Apple, Best Buy, Future Shop, London Drugs, Shoppers, and Staples, with a $10 rebate for first time customers.

ABOUT SQUARE

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.