Square takes Register worldwide

Square takes Register worldwide

Square is looking to expand beyond North America by making its Register point-of-sale software available to businesses worldwide.

The free Android and iOS app gives merchants a cloud-based point-of-sale tool to track sales, and manage items and inventory. Users also get a dashboard for analytics, digital receipts, and access to a marketplace of apps from third parties.

Already used by "millions" in the US, Register is now available worldwide, in English, Spanish, French and Japanese, and supports 130 internationally recognised currencies.

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square, says: "The cash register was invented to solve the basic pain points of running a business, like recording sales. Our Register empowers sellers to drill into their business with sophisticated reporting tools to run and grow their business."

The move is a first step into international waters for Square, which is still not processing payments or selling its Reader and Stand card acceptance hardware outside of North America.

Speculation, though, is growing that the company could soon go further. It recently unveiled a chip card reader to prepare for the US's upcoming move to EMV. However, the dongle is chip and signature, not chip and PIN, which could pose problems in markets such as Europe.

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