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Square launches integrations with Vend and TouchBistro in the UK

Today, Square UK is announcing two new integrations which will open up their services to additional businesses in the retail and restaurant spaces across the UK.

Customers using point-of-sale (POS) software from Vend and from TouchBistro will now have the ability to process payments seamlessly using Square. Vend serves the inventory-based retail industry, whilst TouchBistro provides POS services for restaurants of all sizes.

Square was founded in California in 2009 and launched in the UK in March 2017 to make it easy for businesses to take credit and debit card payments. Square integrates with industry-leading software solutions such as Vend and TouchBistro to create seamless experiences for their customers. The partnerships announced today bring the total number of UK partners to 16, including solutions for accounting & tax, e-commerce, and inventory management. See the full list here.

Sarah Harvey, who leads Square in the UK, said: “Larger sellers using Square - like full-service restaurants and retailers - often have specialist requirements, but still want to integrate with Square’s easy-to-use payments technology and beautifully designed hardware.

“Vend and TouchBistro are two great examples of Point of Sale solutions that serve specific industries well. With this integration, their customers can now use Square to start accepting chip & PIN and contactless payments, and receive their money as soon as the next working day.”

Marc Cooper, Country Manager, EMEA at Vend, said: “Square has been a great partner for us around the world, so we’re excited to now be working together in the UK. This integration allows our advanced and multi-location retailers to use both Vend and Square seamlessly, giving them more choice in how they run and grow their business, and helping them create a beautiful customer experience.”

Alex Barrotti, CEO and founder of TouchBistro, said: “The integration with Square UK is part of our commitment to restaurant success and can have tremendous impact on the bottom line of TouchBistro users of all sizes, from small cafes to large, full-service restaurants. With the Square Reader, TouchBistro UK users can improve efficiency and the customer experience by accepting payments at the bar, counter or table. The integration also facilitates easy access to all the benefits of Square’s suite of services.”

It takes just seconds to connect your Vend or TouchBistro system to Square, and once you’re set up you can make the most of Square’s features to help you start, run or grow your business.

About Square
Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) creates tools that help sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. Square enables sellers to accept card payments and also provides reporting and analytics, next-day settlement, and chargeback protection. Square’s point-of-sale software and other business services help sellers manage inventory, locations, and employees; engage customers; 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.

About Vend
Vend is cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management software that lets retailers run their business in-store, online, and on-the-go. Vend’s software includes inventory management, Ecommerce, customer loyalty, and reporting analytics. Vend integrates with world-leading business and payments applications and is a key retail partner in Apple’s global Mobility Partner Program. Vend is trusted by retailers in over 140 countries and is used in more than 20,000 stores worldwide. Founded in 2010, Vend has offices in Auckland, London, San Francisco, Toronto and Melbourne, and has raised more than £36 million from top-tier investors.

About TouchBistro
TouchBistro is the easy, smart, and complete iPad point-of-sale solution designed specifically to meet the unique needs of food and beverage venues. TouchBistro provides restaurants of all sizes with an affordable, flexible and powerful point-of-sale solution that works as the hub of efficient restaurant operations to help increase sales, improve service, and provide managers with the business intelligence they need to make informed decisions about growing the business. TouchBistro is the top grossing food and beverage app in 37 countries.