Mobile Commerce Stories August 27, 2015

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Square debuts new schedule booking Appointments app for iPhone

The San Francisco-based company Square has always focused on using technology to make commerce tools accessible to businesses of all sizes, and their latest app adds another resource to their growing lineup of mobile payment solutions.

Square Appointments for iOS is an iPhone-only app that lets clients book appointments and businesses manage schedules. Perks include appointment reminders for clients through push notifications and appointment history for businesses. Square highlights these specific features in their new app:

  • Manage appointments on the go: Set up and edit your appointments anywhere your business takes you.
  • Carry all your clients with you: Access and edit your client profiles.
  • Accept appointments instantly: Accept or decline appointments directly through your iPhone notifications screen.
  • Complete payments anywhere: Check clients out directly on your iPhone seamlessly through the Square app.

Businesses can use the new Appointments app even if they don’t process payments payments with Square.

Square Appointments is available for free on the App Store and joins Square Register, Cash, and Analytics.

Mobile Commerce Stories May 14, 2013

Square announced a new product called Square Stand for vendors using Square Register for iPad to process payments.

Square Stand features the familiar credit card reader that made Square so popular with smartphone and tablet owners. The stand looks to replace traditional POS cash registers by mounting an iPad in a stylish case that resembles Apple’s iMac desktop computers. expand full story

Mobile Commerce Stories April 29, 2013

Square Register gets kitchen tickets & barcode scanning on iPad + new UI, custom tipping, more on iPhone

The Square Register app was updated today with a number of new features for merchants on top of a redesigned UI for the iPhone app. Merchants running the Square Register POS app on their iPad will now have access to barcode scanning with the ability to sync a Bluetooth barcode scanner, new easy order modifiers, as well as customizable kitchen tickets.

iPhone users of the Square Register app are greeted today with an all new design that adds new features such as custom tipping, smarter payments with multiple custom amounts, and a customizable item library.

Square just posted the video above to coincide with the update showing off how owners of Piada in Midtown Manhattan are taking advantage of the Square Register solution.

A full list of of what’s new in version 3.0 of Square Register is below:

What’s New in Version 3.0

New on iPhone: – Item library: Add items to a sale with a tap. Build your item library to simplify and speed up checkout. Customize items with photos, names, and prices. – Smarter payment pad: Add multiple custom amounts to a sale, add notes to each amount, and view or edit all amounts in one place before charging. – Custom Tipping: Allow customers to enter custom tip amounts. – New look: Ring up customers and edit settings more easily than ever with an all-new design.

New on iPad: – Easy order modifiers: Customize orders at the counter and send them to your kitchen while your line keeps moving. – Customizable kitchen tickets: Include a custom name or number on each kitchen ticket. – Barcode scanning: Sync your Bluetooth barcode scanner with Square Register to speed up your checkout.

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