Apple Stores to sell Square's Apple iPad based point of sale system
0. phoneArena 05 Jul 2013, 22:23 posted on
Back in May, we told you that mobile credit card processing company Square had built a point of sale system around the Apple iPad called the Square Stand essentially, it turns the tablet into a cash register. Square is the company known for its mobile credit card reader that connects to an Apple iPhone and allows vendors to swipe the card and get an approval. The buyer's signature is captured by the phone and a receipt is send out via email...
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1. FlushGordon (unregistered)
What's that thing for?
3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
its like a POS app that reads credit card. This will be replacement for some POS registers.
4. Kallistos (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I've noticed that a decent number of small businesses are going this route. My local gaming store ('Troll Country') uses Square with an iPod for card transactions.
Though I prefer using Google Wallet where I can. IMHO it's simpler: enter PIN then tap phone.
Using the default POS of any major retailer will differ slightly and I have to run through the gauntlet of hitting buttons to approve the purchase and look at the touchscreen like paying is an exciting game. Meanwhile, the cashier distracts me with stupid comments about the weather.
At the least, the majority of iPad POS interfaces are fairly simple for the business owner and consumer alike.
5. Kallistos (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
In addition to what TechBizJP08 said, it also has the capability of being a 'loyalty card'. The App can detect that a regular has entered the store and provide more customized options based on this.
2. Blazers (Posts: 356; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
3rd generation iPad? Yes this makes lots of sense.
6. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Those ''POS'' comments are epic lmao
sorry for being too ignorant