Square Terminal Arrives in the UK Replacing Outdated Legacy Card Machines

Sep 18, 2019

Today payments provider Square launched Square Terminal, an all-in-one device that makes credit and debit card processing fair and accessible to more businesses across the UK.

Businesses looking to accept card payments have typically faced a range of challenges, including credit checks, monthly fees and long-term contracts. Square addresses these hurdles head on with the new Square Terminal, which offers business owners an out-of-the-box solution to start accepting all major cards right away, with no contracts and no hidden fees.

The device is aimed at all types of businesses, from restaurants to nail salons, that want to deliver a seamless payment experience for their customers and their employees. Square Terminal lets sellers manage their point-of-sale (POS), accept every form of payment and print receipts directly from one elegant, modern and affordable device.

“Many UK businesses today are using outdated keypad card terminals that come with unfair fees and long-term contracts,” said Jesse Dorogusker, head of hardware at Square. “Designed to feel familiar but new, Square Terminal offers a modern solution with dynamic software, so businesses can do more than just take payments. Square Terminal is for sellers, often larger, who need a portable, all-in-one payment terminal that staff can use for point of sale, taking payments and receipts.”

Reha Arslan, business development manager for Yamabahce, Alan Yau’s new Turkish concept restaurant added, “Our staff are constantly on the move and with Square Terminal they can now take orders, accept contactless and Chip and PIN payments, and then print and send digital receipts - all tableside. Other payment devices haven’t evolved, whilst Square Terminal is simple to set up, reliable and just works, which is perfect for a cashless restaurant like Yamabahce.”

Designed in-house, Square Terminal allows sellers to deliver professional and seamless services while never having to worry about missing a sale. Unlike existing terminals, Square Terminal is built on modern software and handles all updates automatically so features can be added as seller needs evolve.

“I switched from another payments provider to Square because its point of sale was more intuitive and next business day deposits enable me to run my business,” said Sam Corban, owner of 400º Pizzeria, a pizza pop-up. “Now with Square Terminal I track sales, take payments and print receipts with one device which is ideal for a business on the move. Plus the payment transaction fees are flat so with Square I can trust that there will be no surprises.”

With simple pricing, no hidden fees and 24/7 expert phone support, Square Terminal is for all types of sellers whether they are just getting started or expanding. It is available to purchase online today for one upfront price of £199 ex. VAT. To help smaller sellers, Square is offering zero-interest payment plans so businesses have the opportunity to pay for Square Terminal in monthly instalments.

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) revolutionized payments in 2009 with Square Reader, making it possible for anyone to accept card payments using a smartphone or a tablet computer. Today, Square provides tools that empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. This cohesive ecosystem of managed payments, hardware, point-of-sale software, and other business services helps sellers manage inventory, locations, and employees; and grow sales. With Weebly, sellers can build a website or online store and with Cash App, individuals can send money. Square is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, and the UK.

To learn more, visit Square.

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