Square Expands Omnichannel Offerings with New Square Online Store and a Revamped Square for Retail
Nearly one year after the acquisition of Weebly, Square is integrating Weebly technology into key products
Today, Square, Inc. announced the availability of the revamped Square Online Store and Square for Retail, two products that offer sellers the tools to have one cohesive solution to start or grow an omnichannel business. These new offerings are the first Square products to be fully integrated with Weebly, a powerful platform for building a website or online store, since the company’s acquisition last year.
The new Square Online Store allows sellers to grow their business in person and online, with a professional eCommerce website and integrated tools including Instagram selling, shipping, in-store pickup, and more. The new product also brings the Square Online Store experience to restaurants, allowing sellers to offer seamless online ordering from their website, customized pickup times across multiple locations, and the option to easily pay ahead for online orders.
“It’s crucial that sellers are able to reach their buyers on any channel, whether in person, online, or in apps,” said David Rusenko, head of eCommerce at Square. “With the new Square Online Store, we’re excited to integrate Weebly technology and bring the Square omnichannel experience to everything from retail businesses to restaurants.”
Square for Retail, the point-of-sale app optimized specifically for retailers, has also been completely redesigned with expanded product features. For the first time, business owners who also want to sell online can easily create a professional website and automatically connect their Square for Retail catalog to their Square Online Store, allowing them to sync their items, inventory, prices, and data instantly across online and offline channels. Sellers that use Square for Retail and Square Online Store can also enable their customers to easily shop online and pick up their purchases in store, a feature typically only available to larger retailers. Finally, the Retail point-of-sale app has been redesigned to make managing online orders alongside a brick-and-mortar store quick and intuitive.
“The new Square for Retail has been a home run product and has saved our business a lot of time and effort,” said Brian Smith, director of retail operations at K. Hall Studio in St. Louis. “We love the inventory management and multiple location features because it makes it extremely easy to run our business from anywhere.”
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; access financing; engage buyers; and grow sales. With Weebly, sellers can build a website or online store; with Caviar, restaurants can easily offer diners delivery, pickup, and group ordering; and with Cash App, individuals can send, spend, and store money. Square is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, and the UK.