Gone are the days of large POS systems, clunky cash drawers, piles of paper receipts, and cluttered countertops. Square Stand for contactless and chip, available nationally from today, is the first out-of-the-box solution to turn an iPad into a fully integrated POS system, allowing businesses to take payments and run their entire operation from their countertop device.
With tens of thousands of businesses now using Square as a POS solution across the country, Australian Country Manager, Ben Pfisterer, says the company has been humbled by the support they have received since launching the first Square Reader last year, but that there is more Square can offer to grow with the needs of local businesses.
“There is an overwhelming demand from Square sellers to find better countertop solutions that can help them streamline their operations as they grow and move into more fixed locations,” he said. “Square Stand for contactless and chip is designed specifically to address the countertop needs for businesses of any size, location, or complexity.
“Square’s original mission was to help Australian small businesses start, run, and grow. Now with our expanding list of products and services – from accepting card payments to online invoicing, inventory management, real-time analytics, and employee management—a wider range of businesses can benefit from the powerful business tools we are introducing,” says Pfisterer.
With the high growth in card payments and advancements in technology, more and more business owners are moving away from using old legacy POS systems in favour of cloud-based software and design-focused hardware. Pfisterer says that Square Stand for contactless and chip fills this gap in the market, providing an integrated countertop solution designed to complement the aesthetics of any shopfront.
“We have used Square for payments since we started. Our events and client services teams regularly move around Melbourne on a day-to-day basis, so it’s great for mobility and taking payments on the go,” says Nathan Smith, Managing Director of The Plant Society in Melbourne.
“When we opened our shop space a few months ago, we needed a checkout system that wouldn’t create a barrier between our customers and staff, yet still allowed us to take payments and monitor our business operations. Square Stand seamlessly blends into our interior, it looks great, and is easy to use,” Smith says.