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Square Announces Plans to Offer Square Sellers Tap to Pay on iPhone

Square | June 03, 2022

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Square announced that it is working with Apple to enable Tap to Pay on iPhone, Apple's contactless payment acceptance capability, within the Square Point of Sale app. The new product lets sellers of all sizes effortlessly and securely take in-person contactless payments with simply an iPhone and Square's industry-leading POS software. Ahead of officially introducing the service later this year, Square also launched an Early Access Program for Tap to Pay on iPhone, allowing select retailers to begin testing the new technology.

Tap to Pay for iPhone enables sellers to take contactless payments without the need for extra hardware and connects with Square's more extensive ecosystem of products designed to help them start, manage, and grow their business. With Tap to Pay on iPhone, retailers will be able to effortlessly and securely accept contactless payments using only the Square POS software and an iPhone.

"Square and Apple are making it really convenient to make sure we never miss a sale. With Tap to Pay on iPhone, I can process contactless payments quickly, even on cellular service. It provides a really direct experience so new staff can easily get up and running on taking payments on an iPhone."

- Teddy Rojas, the owner of Kona Ice Vacaville

With Tap to Pay on iPhone, retailers can unleash new commerce experiences and never lose a transaction, such as allowing workers to line-jump for faster checkouts or equipping mobile professionals to take contactless payments. Customers may use contactless credit or debit cards and digital wallets such as Apple Pay to make transactions anywhere simply and safely.

"Bringing Tap to Pay on iPhone into the Square ecosystem ensures that new sellers will have another free option to get up and running, while providing businesses of any complexity with more flexibility to adapt their commerce experiences to evolving consumer preferences and changing industry trends."

- David Talach, Head of Financial Services at Square 

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Uber Eats Creates Industry-First Point of Sale Integrations with Toast and Clover

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