Square Stand: iPad-Based Complete Point of Sale System

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Square Stand

Square Stand is a new iPad-based point of sale system – from Square, makers of the clever little credit card readers that plug into iPads and iPhones.

The Square Stand offers merchants a wealth of slick features – ‘all for the price of a cash register’.

Ready to use in minutes, Square Stand works with Square Register, the free point of sale 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.

More than a dozen local merchants around the US are set to start running their businesses using Square Stand this week – including several with multiple locations.

The Square Stand is priced at $299 and is available for pre-order today – at squareup.com/stand. It’s also expected to be in Best Buy and other select retailers in early July.

I’ve never been involved in that sort of business, but the Square Stand looks so cool I’d almost like to be. I have used a Square reader and it has always worked very well.

What do you all think? Are any of you small business owners / merchants who could use a system like this in your environment?

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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