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Old Apr 29, 2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Square Register App Updated With Barcode Scanning, Order Modifiers and Other Improvements




Credit card processing company Square has updated its Register app with a number of new features to make it easier to use in restaurants, as well as speeding up checkout in other types of retail businesses.

For the iPad edition, restaurants can attach a customer's name to their order, as well as customize orders with modifiers like "no pickles" -- and the app also has gained the ability to connect to Bluetooth barcode scanners for retail outlets.

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New on iPhone:

- Item library: Add items to a sale with a tap. Build your item library to simplify and speed up checkout. Customize items with photos, names, and prices.
- Smarter payment pad: Add multiple custom amounts to a sale, add notes to each amount, and view or edit all amounts in one place before charging.
- Custom Tipping: Allow customers to enter custom tip amounts.
- New look: Ring up customers and edit settings more easily than ever with an all-new design.

New on iPad:

- Easy order modifiers: Customize orders at the counter and send them to your kitchen while your line keeps moving.
- Customizable kitchen tickets: Include a custom name or number on each kitchen ticket.
- Barcode scanning: Sync your Bluetooth barcode scanner with Square Register to speed up your checkout.
Square can be used by a variety of businesses to take credit card payments on the go or at fixed locations.

Square Register is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Square Register App Updated With Barcode Scanning, Order Modifiers and Other Improvements
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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How about updating the service to work in other countries? I don't know how long they've been "looking into" it for, but it's been a bloody long time.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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I can only imagine how much work and effort it would take to get this thing working overseas. Especially when you're dealing with banks.
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How about updating the service to work in other countries? I don't know how long they've been "looking into" it for, but it's been a bloody long time.
Why does it sound like you're upset as if you were entitled to this service? The logistics are most likely different in other countries, and they much rather mature the brand and service before going world-wide.
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I can only imagine how much work and effort it would take to get this thing working overseas. Especially when you're dealing with banks.
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Why does it sound like you're upset as if you were entitled to this service? The logistics are most likely different in other countries, and they much rather mature the brand and service before going world-wide.
From what I heard, while it's available both in US and Canada, the accounts won't work in the other country - even that much would be useful, especially to people that sell stuff at conventions. So if someone lives in the US, and has a US Square account, they either don't take CCs while a con/fair/show in Canada or they have to work out a second Square account.

Even just making it so one account works in both places/all place square is would be great.
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Why does it sound like you're upset as if you were entitled to this service? The logistics are most likely different in other countries, and they much rather mature the brand and service before going world-wide.
No a sense of entitlement at all. Just amused that a company with so much clout and funding behind it has yet to do what they've supposedly been trying to do for well over a year. If it was important to them, they'd have sorted it out.

Anyway, we have iZettle in the UK, which gives you a option of a BT chip and pin device as opposed to some headphone socket swipe device thingy. I think there's a bit more consumer confidence with chip and pin over here currently.
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I just want to be able to delete an erroneous cash transaction. Twice I've hit the cash option instead of the manual credit card entry and you can't remove the freakin' transaction. It drives me batty.
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