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You Need The New Square Contactless Reader

Today’s Killer Startup: Square Contactless Reader



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Elevator Pitch:

Square Contactless Reader makes it easy to accept Apple Pay and chip cards anywhere.


Why It’s A Killer Startup:

By now you’ve surely heard of Square, right? It’s the awesome technology that lets people pay with their credit cards, anywhere. I first noticed it coming into popularity at a Christmas craft fair back in Vermont (when I was home visiting my mom), and every vendor had one. It was obvious that being able to accept credit cards so easily was a huge boon for those independent artisans who rely heavily on Christmas-season craft fairs for their income.


Well, while that seemed like the height of technology a couple of years ago (and is still totally badass), the Square Contactless Reader is even cooler. The Contactless Reader lets customers pay with Apple Pay, which means it only takse a tap to get money from their device to yours. It also has a slot to dip in chip cards, which are the new standard for credit cards in the States (and have been popular in Europe and the UK for a while now). The Square Contactless Reader also comes with the classic Square magstripe reader, so you can still swipe the old-fashioned way, if your customers aren’t yet rolling with Apple Pay or a chip card.


Finally, the Square Contactless Reader and the original magstripe can both be attached to your device at the same time, making any kind of non-cash payment seamless and simple. Oh, and did I mention that it only costs $49? I have a feeling my mom will be seeing a lot more of these at the holiday craft fairs next year…



Get ready to accept any kind of non-cash payment, with the new Contactless Reader from @Square


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Author : Emma McGowan

Emma is a proud native of Burlington, Vermont, who has lived in six different countries over the past two years. She's living and loving the global nomad life and writing about technology and startups everywhere she goes. Check out more of her writing about tech on (the more titillating stuff) KinkAndCode.. Follow her on Twitter @MissEmmaMcG.

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