Square contactless reader accepts both Android Pay and Samsung Pay
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Square is one of the few companies currently on the market that handle contactless payments for small businesses. Yesterday, more than 100 brick-and-mortar shops across the United States started to use the new Square contactless reader. This way, they can accept a wide range of contactless payments, including those done via Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, as well as chip card and legacy swipe payments.
According to the official press release, "The first group of businesses to use Square’s new reader include Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, Philz Coffee in San Francisco, Sump Coffee in St. Louis, Cafe Grumpy in New York City, and all 20+ merchants in the Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall in New York."
The contactless and chip reader was announced back in June and comes ready to use, working with Square's free point-of-sale app and connecting with Square Stand or a mobile device. Its price is $49 USD and can be already purchased by those interested.
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