Square software turns Android devices into powerful payment technology

Apr 19, 2023

Tap to Pay on Android lets sellers accept contactless payments directly from their phone, without the need for additional hardware.

Dublin - Square today launched Tap to Pay on Android for sellers in Ireland. The new technology empowers sellers to securely accept contactless payments with a compatible Android device, and at no additional cost.

With Tap to Pay on Android, Square is making it even easier for new sellers and established businesses to conduct in-person commerce. Using a compatible Android device, a seller simply opens the Square Point of Sale, Square Appointments, Square for Restaurants, or Square Invoices app, enters the sale, and presents their smartphone to the customer. From there, the buyer will see the total they owe along with the familiar contactless payments symbol, and can choose to complete the payment with a contactless credit or debit card, or a digital wallet such as Google Pay.

“My customers have been so impressed with this feature,” said Derek Joyce, an independent taxi driver and one of the first sellers in Ireland to try the new product. “It’s so simple and effective and essential in an industry where I am increasingly being asked if I accept card payments.”

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Tap to Pay on Android is powered by Square’s elegant, intuitive software which gives sellers a flexible, mobile solution that meets consumer’s growing preferences for contactless payments. Square’s software also benefits consumers by offering them a smooth and straightforward checkout experience, enabling them to see all the information needed to help them complete their purchase with confidence. Tap to Pay on Android uses the inherent security components of Square’s platform to keep the business’ and customers’ data private and secure. When a payment is processed, no card numbers are stored on merchants’ phones, working hand in hand with Square’s high security standards.

“Square’s goal is to make sure that our sellers, no matter where they are or who they are serving, never miss a sale,” said Alexis Sowa, General Manager of Square Point of Sale. “Our launch of Tap to Pay on Android brings a unique technology to millions of sellers globally, giving merchants a simple way to accept payments and access world-class, integrated software for their business. Even though Tap to Pay technology has only been available for a short time, the breadth of applications and use cases we’re seeing across our seller base already reinforce its staying power.”

Square sellers and new merchants can begin using Tap to Pay on Android today by downloading the Square Point of Sale, Square Appointments, Square for Restaurants, or Square Invoices app on compatible Android devices. For more information, please visit squareup.com/ie/en/payments/tap-to-pay-android