Square Inc., a pioneer in the mobile payment processing category with its point-of-sale credit card readers and plug-in smartphone peripherals, today unveiled (10.18.2018) a new device intended to replace its legacy hardware device. The Square Terminal is described as an “all-in-one” mobile device that will replace keypad credit card processing devices. In addition to accepting credit cards, Terminal will also process mobile payments through Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and NFC.
An expanded Square ecosystem
The new mobile product was designed by an in-house hardware team to be wifi enabled and have an all-day battery life. According to the company, these features will enable sellers like restaurant waiters, salon stylists or shop owners to check-out customers anywhere throughout the business . Owners can also charge customers by manually inputting a payment amount, or by selecting from an inventory displayed on the screen. Sellers can add items and track sales through Square software, which they can set up on their phones or desktops.
Costs & Fees
2.6% | Transaction fee
+10¢ | Additional fee per payment
$399 | Price of the device
-$300 | Incentive credit for sellers that switch to Square
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