Despite a rocky start to the year with the sudden departure of COO Keith Rabois, Square is still making a huge push to sign on new businesses on the Square platform and deliver smart, easy service for the mobile payments platform.
The latest development in that push is a new program called “Square: Business in a Box”, which essentially acts as a package deal for small and large brick-and-mortar businesses. Business in a Box gives users everything they’d need to run their small business’s Point of Sale, including two Square Readers, an iPad stand, a cash drawer, and an optional receipt printer.
Everything but the Square Readers come from third-party vendors, but all of these items work wirelessly and seamlessly with Square Register.
The first package goes for $299, and doesn’t include the receipt printer. If, however, you’re looking to print out receipts, daily sales reports and summaries, the Receipt Printer package is going for $599.
The idea is that business owners can set up a point of sale quickly and easily. By adding these items to the deal (such as the iPad stand and the cash drawer), Square is closing the loop on its Register platform. Traditionally, Square vendors have had to figure out the iPad stand thing on their own and buy their own cash drawer — all you get from Square is a free reader.
Now, Square is making it simple for businesses large and small to set up the entire point of sale experience by making one payment for all the various pieces of equipment and unpacking all of it from a single box.
If you’re interested in getting set up with Square’s Business in a Box, head over here to sign up.
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,...