Retail Trade Stories February 20, 2013

Mobile digital payment company Square announced today on its blog that it will begin selling a “Business in a Box” solution that will act as a full point-of-sale system for iPad-toting business owners. The hardware package starts at $299 and includes two Square Readers, a Heckler Design WindFall iPad Stand, and an APG Vasario 1616 Cash Drawer (as pictured above). For an extra $300, bringing the total price of the package to $599, Square will throw in a Star Micronics TSP143L Receipt Printer. We were able to find all the pieces of the package online (minus the free Square readers) for around $480, although that’s before any taxes or shipping costs.

Neighborhood merchants are increasingly adopting Square Register for its simple interface, smart analytics, continuous updates, and low processing fees. With Business in a Box for Square Register, merchants can now simplify their countertop with an affordable and comprehensive package that includes two Square Readers, an iPad stand, a cash drawer, and an optional receipt printer. All work wirelessly with Square Register.

Business owners can learn more about the “Business in a Box”┬ápackage here. Video of how Almond Surfboards use Square register above. Square-Business-In-a-Box

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Retail Trade Stories November 13, 2012

Apple Stores once again top highest sales per square foot list in US

Retail Sails (via Fortune) is out today with its list of U.S. retail stores that have the highest sales per square foot, and not so surprisingly, Apple has once again beat out No. 2 Tiffany’s for the top spot. Apple Stores came in with an average of $6,050 per square foot, over $3,000 more than closest competitor Tiffany’s. The full report includes profiles of 200 chains across 15 sectors, and it put Apple Stores at No. 9 for highest sales per store.

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