Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Square's full-fledged cash register will cost $999

It already comes with two displays and doesn't need an iPad or a phone anymore.
Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
October 31, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Square

Square's existing point-of-sale systems were designed with smaller businesses in mind, those that would have no issues selling with the help of an iPad or a phone. But the setup might not always be ideal for bigger businesses, so Square has launched a full-fledged payment register. Square Register features the company's point of sale software embedded in two pieces of hardware: one is an iMac-like seller display and the other is a detachable display where customers can see images of the items they want to buy. Customers can also swipe their cards or tap their phones on the detachable component to pay for their purchases.

Square (and Twitter) chief Jack Dorsey said its new product was custom-built for larger clients who feel that the Stand -- its point-of-sale system that turns an iPad into a cash register -- is too consumer-focused. Larger businesses have apparently been requesting a more professional system with a second screen where customers can see their orders.

Since this device caters specifically to larger customers, Square won't be retiring any of its older products anytime soon. Dorsey said Register was never meant to replace them, only to serve as an option for those who need it. "We can't be a service that says, 'Oh, you're too big for us,'" he explained.

The full-fledged point-of-sale system will set businesses back $999 or $49 per month for two years. While that's over thrice the price of a Stand, it already comes with everything it needs to work and doesn't need a separate iPad or phone anymore.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history

View
Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

View
Dell updated its 13-inch XPS laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs

Dell updated its 13-inch XPS laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs

View
NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark

NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark

View
‘FarmVille’ is shutting down for good on December 31st

‘FarmVille’ is shutting down for good on December 31st

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr