Square Tap to Pay Android

Square Intros Tap to Pay on Android Software

Square has launched Tap to Pay on Android across Canada, which allows businesses to accept credit card contactless payments with a compatible Android device, at no additional cost.

With Tap to Pay on Android, new sellers and established businesses can conduct in-person commerce away from their counter, or on the move. Using a compatible Android device, a seller opens a Square point-of-sale app, enters the sale, and presents their smartphone to the customer. From there, the buyer will see the total they owe along with the familiar contactless payments symbol, and can choose to complete the payment with a contactless credit card, or a credit card within a digital wallet such as Google Pay.

“I’m surprised at how easy Tap to Pay has been: I opened my Square app and was ready to take payments,” says Kari Hewer, a hair stylist at Shear Bliss Hair Studio in West Vancouver, BC. “It worked seamlessly and it’s saving me a lot of time. It truly is a no-brainer. The customers absolutely love it. I have an 85-year-old client who had never even used her phone to pay before, and she was so excited to be part of this ‘new world.’”

Square Tap to Pay Android

Tap to Pay on Android is powered by Square’s software that gives businesses a flexible, mobile solution. Square’s software also benefits consumers by offering them a straightforward checkout experience, enabling them to see all the information needed to help them complete their purchase with confidence.

“Square’s goal is to make sure that our sellers, no matter where they are or who they are

serving, never miss a sale,” adds Alexis Sowa, General Manager of Square Point of Sale. “Our launch of Tap to Pay on Android brings to Canada a unique technology that will benefit millions of sellers globally, giving merchants a simple way to accept payments and access world-class, integrated software for their business. Even though Tap to Pay technology has only been available for a short time, the breadth of applications and use cases we’re seeing across our seller base already reinforce its staying power.”

New and existing Square sellers in Canada can begin using Tap to Pay on Android today by downloading the Square Point of Sale, Square Appointments, Square for Restaurants or Square Invoices app on compatible Android devices.