Square has announced Square Stand, a beautiful new hardware for brick and mortar businesses that turns an iPad into a complete POS. With local businesses increasingly tearing out their old POS systems to run mobile Registers, Square Stand gives merchants a remarkable new way to manage and grow their business, all for the price of a cash register.
Local business owners take as a given that they need an ugly, slow, expensive and complicated point of sale system cluttering their counter, says Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Square. Square Stand is elegant, fast, affordable and easy to use. Whether youre selling cupcakes, cardigans or cappuccinos, running your business with Square has never been easier.
Ready to use in minutes, Square Stand works with Square Register, the free POS application, and gives merchants access to real-time analytics, robust reporting and a delightful experience for their customers.
Square Stand features an integrated card reader that keeps information secure from swipe to payment and easily connects to the hardware accessories businesses need, including a receipt printer, kitchen printer, cash drawer and barcode scanner. Merchants can lock their iPad in place and secure the stand to their countertop, making it easy to tilt and rotate the stand and complete orders quickly. Square Stand works with an iPad 2 or 3, with a version for iPads with Lightning connectors available later this year.