Square Reader Supporting Android Pay And Apple Pay Launches In Oz
Payment tech company Square has launched its new contactless and chip card reader in Australia, providing for cashless payments, including via Android Pay and Apple Pay.
Square states that the reader is suitable for businesses ranging from mobile sole traders to multi-location retailers, enabling “sellers to quickly and securely accept tap-and-go cards, mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, and chip cards”.
The reader sends data with Bluetooth low energy tech, while to make a payment, customers either hold their NFC-enabled card or device up to the reader, or insert their chip card.
“We know NFC is important to Australian businesses, both for providing fast and secure tap-and-go card payments and future-proofing for the next wave of payment innovation like Apple Pay and Android Pay,” Square Australian country manager Ben Pfisterer commented.
“We’re delivering it in the most accessible, affordable and mobile way, available anywhere in Australia.”
From today, the new reader, priced at $59, can be ordered from the Square website, with free shipping nationally.
Square states that the device will also be available at retailers including Officeworks, Apple, Optus and Harvey Norman in the near future.