Get the Most Out of Square: The 9 Hottest New Features We Launched This Winter

Get the Most Out of Square: The 9 Hottest New Features We Launched This Winter
From the dock for Square's chip and contactless reader to no-show-protection features for Square Appointments, we released many helpful tools this winter.
by Square Dec 23, 2015 — 2 min read
Get the Most Out of Square: The 9 Hottest New Features We Launched This Winter

We’re constantly releasing tools to help you start, run, and grow your business. This winter, we launched a bunch of cool new features that already have thousands of power users.

To make sure you’re getting the most out of Square, here’s a highlight reel of what’s new.

Your new contactless and chip reader is on the way

If you ordered the new Square contactless and chip reader, it’s soon on the way. It’s shipping in waves, so keep an eye on your email for updates. Watch the video above to learn how to set up, charge, and use the new reader.

Introducing the Dock for Square Reader

You’ve heard about the new Square Reader. Now meet its countertop partner: the Dock for Square Reader. The dock keeps the reader charged and in place for quick, seamless transactions. Plus, you can plug it into Square Stand for instant setup. Don’t sell with Square Stand (or are shy a USB port)? Add the USB Wall Charger to keep your reader powered all day long. Buy the dock.

New version of Square Point of Sale app

The latest version of Square Point of Sale (which is now available in the App Store or Google Play) has all the support you need for your Square contactless and chip reader, plus tools for managing your customer lists and more.

Automated email campaigns you can “set and forget”

You can now set up automated welcome emails, winback emails, and birthday offers to your customers in Square Marketing. After a simple one-time setup, these campaigns continue sending in the background without any extra effort on your end. Automated email campaigns are available to Customer Engagement Pro subscribers. Try it free for 30 days.

No-Show Protection policy updates in Square Appointments

Improvements to the No-Show Protection tool in Appointments make it easier than ever to protect your business from missed appointments and late cancellations. You can now enforce a no-show fee up to 14 days from the missed appointment, charge a no-show fee even if the appointment has been rescheduled, and view canceled appointments in your client profiles. Check it out.

Texas and Florida, say hello to Square Payroll

You can now pay your employees in just a few clicks. Square Payroll gives you full-service tax filings, integrated timecards, sick leave, workers’ compensation, and more. All this for just $20 per month for your business plus $5 per month for each employee paid. Now available in Texas, Florida, and California. Learn more.

Manage your Customer Directory from Square Point of Sale

In the latest versions of Square Point of Sale, you can now access and manage your Customer Directory across iOS and Android devices. Search, add, edit, or delete customers and groups straight from the register by simply tapping Customers in the main menu. Learn more.

More Loyalty reward options

In addition to offering dollar or percentage discounts as part of your Loyalty program, you can now assign a specific item or category of items as the reward. So when customers earn five or 10 stars, they can now receive a coupon that allows them to get a free item (e.g., a free small coffee), a free item from a category of items (e.g., a free sandwich), or a discount on the purchase of a specific item (e.g., 50 percent off the next manicure). Set up your free Loyalty program today.

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