Square and Starbucks: Mobile Shopping Evolves!
We at PureGear strive to make mobile truly mobile. So, when we see someone else on the same page as us, we definitely take notice! Starting in the fall, in addition to the existing iPhone and Android Starbucks mobile payment applications, Starbucks customers will be able to use Square to pay for their purchases at participating company operated U.S. Starbucks locations. Customers simply need to download the free Pay with Square application and set up an account on their iPhone or Android device. So, what does this mean for you? While it’s true that you can currently pay with your smartphone through the Starbucks app, this new partnership opens up many exciting future possibilities for mobile payment technology such as geofencing and paying by name.
Square was founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, it was introduced in early 2010 and has been revolutionizing millions of everyday transactions between buyers and sellers with its free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, allowing anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime. Many small stores throughout the U.S. do not accept credit/debit cards as payments because of the fees attached. Square enables merchants of any size – from sole proprietors to national retailers – to accept credit and debit cards. Square also lets users "check into" a store through their phone, order items, and pay for them through their Square account.
Are any of you currently using Square?