Square launches Tap to Pay on iPhone for U.S. sellers

Square today launched Tap to Pay on iPhone to its millions of US sellers Available within the Square Point of Sale iOS app, Tap to Pay on iPhone allows sellers of all sizes to accept contactless payments directly from their iPhone , with no additional hardware required and no additional cost to the seller.

Square launches Tap to Pay on iPhone

Through Tap to Pay on iPhone, Square offers a solution that makes it easier for both new sellers and established companies to conduct business in person. Any Square merchant with a compatible iPhone can accept contactless payments by simply opening the Square POS app, calling the sale, and presenting their iPhone to the buyer. The buyer completes the payment by tapping a contactless payment method such as Apple Pay, another digital wallet, or a contactless credit or debit card. Tap to Pay on iPhone uses built-in iPhone features to keep company and customer data private and secure. When a payment is processed, Apple does not store card numbers on the Apple device or servers.

Today’s public launch follows Square’s early access program for Tap to Pay on iPhone, which began in June. Over the course of the program, a wide range of vendors discovered new value in the ability to conduct business smoothly and securely without additional hardware:

• Mobile professionals such as contractors and restaurateurs have acquired the ability to accept contactless payments securely on site at the project site.

• Retailers have found new efficiency with line interruption and the convenience of helping shoppers complete their purchase wherever they are in the store.

• Hairdressers and beauty professionals have benefited from the speed and ease of allowing clients to pay for their services directly from the chair.

“Implementing Tap to Pay on iPhone has really improved the retail experience we are able to provide to our buyers, in a number of ways,” said Franco Salerno, owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo based in Warrington. , Pennsylvania and early access program participant, in a statement. “Our young customer base would prefer to use their digital wallets or contactless cards and the launch of Tap to Pay on iPhone has helped us satisfy our shoppers’ preferences with an affordable solution that also brings an air of sophistication to the experience. of purchase. Plus, given our store’s large footprint, we’ve been able to accelerate shopping by bringing the checkout process wherever our shoppers are. “

Based on Square’s sleek and intuitive software, Tap to Pay on iPhone offers merchants a flexible mobile solution that can adapt to any environment while meeting the evolving consumer preferences for contactless payments. Shoppers also benefit from Square’s software, which creates a simple, seamless checkout experience that provides them with all the information they need to help them complete their purchase safely.

“As commerce continues to evolve rapidly and contactless adoption in the United States continues to grow, Square is focused on ensuring that sellers of all types and sizes have the technology to satisfy their customers and never miss a sale.” , David Talach, Head of Financial Services said in a statement. “Tap to Pay on iPhone offers a new level of accessibility for merchants to start receiving payments in minutes and processing transactions in seconds from anywhere in the store or on the go without the need for a separate payment device.”

Tap to Pay on iPhone is the latest addition to Square’s growing range of software-based commerce tools and offers new merchants an easy entry point into the company’s broader ecosystem of innovative business offerings. With just the Square POS app and a compatible iPhone, sellers can access a fully integrated technology stack that helps them start, manage, grow or scale their businesses.

Note from MacDailyNews: Square sellers and new merchants can start using Tap to Pay on iPhone today by downloading the Square POS app on compatible devices. For more information, visit squareup.com/get/tap-to-pay.

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