Square setup shop in a big way. It has got sales placement on Apple’s online store and the retail store. Apple will start selling Square devices in all of its U.S. retail stores starting this week.
Square offers an iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad and Android app which allows merchants to process and manage credit card transactions with a handy little credit card swiping device that plugs into the headset/microphone. Square’s technology was shoed off at the debut of Apple’s iPad 2.
This is Square’s first jump into retail stores. The device by Square will be the only payments product featured in the store. Apple and Square will also be partnering to host educational seminars at the stores, where consumers can learn how to use the device.
Square’s device is selling at the store for $9.95 but users get a $10 square credit when they sign up for an account and the apps are free. If you sign up for Square on its website, the device is free. I have been using the device for awhile now. I love it. Although I might have to buy another one since you now get it in black. Square devices were only available white when I signed up. It seems that Square will losing money on this deal but usage for the payments device will most likely go up. Therefore they will make it up on the transaction. Apple doesn’t use Square in its stores for transactions just yet but give it time. If you are a small business Square is the way to go. The device works on all iDevices and also select Android phones.