Square, one of the original mobile payments pioneers, is touting its latest offering for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and merchants of every variety: "Square Register," which is compatible with iPads running iOS 5.0 or later.
Released today, the application in question easily transforms the iPad into a point-of-sale system for merchant transactions. Similar to how Square's other mobile payment platform turns the iPhone into a portable mechanism for taking sales, the new iPad version is exponentially more exciting to users in light of the device's larger screen and advanced features.
In case you're wondering, this is more than just a simple credit card reader. The free platform (2.75% fee per transaction applies) lets users accept plastic and cash for payment, process fast checkouts with "easy tipping," review interactive web analytics, and text, email and print receipts for customers.
As the platform's promotional video details, Square Register really takes full advantage of the iPad in no shortage of significant ways. Although processing payments is of chief concern to merchants, it should be noted that users can even input into the application the names, photo, and other relevant data about regular store customers for quick identification - something that would allow cashiers to more promptly and personally interact with customers.
To learn more about Square Register, check out the video below.