Thursday, June 11, 2015

Square Announces Apple Pay Reader

Today at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Square announced its most powerful card reader yet: a wireless reader that enables any business with a tablet or smartphone to accept Apple Pay and contactless payments, as well as EMV chip cards. Square is offering 250,000 of these readers free as part of its continued commitment to give local businesses access to the smartest technology through secure and simple hardware. The new reader is also available for pre-order in the U.S. for $49 (with a $49 card processing credit).
"Apple Pay created an easy, fast, and secure payment experience for customers," said Jesse Dorogusker, head of Hardware at Square. "We want to make it easy for every type and size of business to accept Apple Pay with our latest Square Reader, the most powerful and affordable contactless and EMV reader on the market."
Until today, local businesses' only options for accepting contactless payments set them back hundreds of dollars, overwhelmed their countertops with bulky hardware, and required stringent, binding contracts. The new Square Reader comes ready out of the box, connects with Square Stand or wirelessly with a mobile device, and pairs seamlessly with Square's free point-of-sale app. Local sellers -- from brick-and-mortar chains like Blue Bottle Coffee to mobile businesses like Señor Sisig -- can easily use the lightweight, compact, and wireless reader as part of their countertop point of sale, or slip it in their pocket to accept contactless and EMV payments on the go.
Interested sellers can visit to pre-order the new Square Reader. Square will begin shipping the reader in fall 2015.

To place your order go to


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