Square launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia

Square launches Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia

Square today launched Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia, making it the first market outside of the US where Square will offer the technology to its sellers. Available within the Square Point of Sale, Square for Retail, and Square Appointments iOS apps, Tap to Pay on iPhone lets sellers of all sizes accept contactless payments directly from their iPhone, with no additional hardware required and at no additional cost.

Through Tap to Pay on iPhone, Square is making it easier for both new sellers and established businesses to conduct in-person commerce. Any Square merchant with a compatible iPhone can accept contactless payments by simply opening the Square POS, Square for Retail, or Square Appointments app, making a sale, and presenting their iPhone to the buyer. The buyer completes the payment by tapping a contactless payment method such as a contactless credit or debit card, Apple Pay, or other digital wallet, directly onto the seller’s iPhone. Tap to Pay on iPhone also supports PIN entry, which includes accessibility options.

Tap to Pay on iPhone uses the built-in features of iPhone to keep the businesses’ and customers’ data private and secure. When a payment is processed, Apple doesn’t store card numbers on the device or on Apple servers.

Powered by Square’s elegant, intuitive software, Tap to Pay on iPhone gives sellers a flexible, mobile solution that can adapt to any environment while meeting evolving consumer preferences for contactless payments. Together with Apple’s contactless payment acceptance technology, Square’s software creates a smooth, straightforward checkout experience that provides shoppers with all the information needed to help them complete their purchase with confidence.

Tap to Pay on iPhone is already proving to be a valuable part of Square’s ecosystem, after becoming available to its millions of sellers in the US late last year. Since launching, sellers of all types and sizes have found new value in the ability to seamlessly and securely conduct business with no additional hardware:

  • Mobile professionals like tradies and caterers gained the ability to securely accept contactless payments onsite at their project location;
  • Retailers found new efficiency through line busting and the convenience of helping shoppers complete their purchase wherever they are in store;
  • Hairstylists and beauty professionals benefited from the speed and ease of enabling customers to pay for their services right from their chair.

Jeremy Sproull is one of the first businesses in Australia to use Square’s Tap to Pay on iPhone in his nursery, Jez’s Seedlings.

“Running a nursery means we have to be careful with where we leave technology in our space, so using Tap to Pay on iPhone has been a game-changer,” said Jeremy. “It’s simple, easy for customers, and still integrates with all the Square software we love using.”

“Australian businesses are incredibly tech savvy and are always looking for solutions that can make running their business easier,” said Marco Lamantia, Executive Director of Square in Australia. “Tap to Pay on iPhone helps reduce some of the barriers to entry for new businesses, and enables existing sellers to create new ways to sell with nothing more than their iPhone and the Square app. They can get set up in minutes and begin making sales in seconds.”

Square sellers and new merchants can begin using Tap to Pay on iPhone today, on an iPhone XS or later running the latest version of iOS, by downloading the Square POS, Square for Retail, or Square Appointments app.