After announcing the Starbucks deal, and a new pricing structure for small businesses, mobile payments company Square is debuting a new retail partnership—AT&T. Square card readers will be available in more than 1,000 AT&T company owned retail stores, says the company.
In June, Square announced that doubled its presence in retail stores since the beginning of the year by landing in about 20,000 outlets nationwide. In addition to AT&T, Square’s readers are at Walgreens, Staples, FedEx Office, Apple, Wal-mart, Best Buy, RadioShack, and Target. The AT&T deal should give Square even more visibility, especially among consumers and merchants shopping for mobile phones and devices.
“AT&T stores are a convenient retail destination for purchasing Square Card Readers, offering entrepreneurs the ability to purchase all of the devices they need to run their business in one place,” said Jeffrey Kolovson, head of Retail Distribution at Square, in a release. “Square Card Reader makes it easier than ever for businesses to get started and grow using only their mobile device.”
Square reader sell for $9.99 in stores, but there’s a $10 credit that every buyer can redeem back to their bank account. Square also has a store locator here where customers can find out where to buy Square units.
The company now has 2 million people and businesses accepting credit cards with the service (up from 1 million last year), and is processing $6 billion in payments volume per year.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square Reader allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for a low transaction rate of 2.75 percent per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square Register serves as a full point-of-sale system for businesses to accept payments, manage items, and share menu and location information. Square Wallet, available in the US, is the most seamless way to pay,...