Business solutions provider Square has been helping hundreds of Irish businesses continue to make the sale since its launch last month.
Over the past year, businesses have had to adapt — continuously finding new ways to connect with customers, make sales, and stay open.
Last month, Square launched in Ireland, providing tools to business owners that enable them to evolve their businesses to meet the challenges of today’s world and grow.
Irish businesses can now sell online, in-person, or both with Square’s solutions. Square tools are designed to work seamlessly together, saving businesses time and money while offering them the freedom to focus on growth. Tools include point of sale software, hardware, an e-commerce solution, and robust business operations tools such as invoicing and inventory management.
“Since starting with Square we have been able to unlock big improvements for our business, from e-commerce to payments,” said Chris Arnold, owner of Lennox Street Grocer, one of the first businesses to use Square in Ireland.
“In addition to their fair, transparent pricing, we’ve been really impressed with the ability to have fractional quantities in our point of sale, and the increased transaction speed for tap payments – both make it easier for our buyers to check out both in-store and online, so we never miss a sale. Using the lockdown to switch to Square was a smart choice as we look to the future and post-pandemic growth.”
Square’s tools allow independent businesses to take advantage of the kinds of tools and systems used by large enterprises at a reasonable price. For example, Square takes care of fraud prevention, dispute management, security, and compliance for its customers at no additional cost – with businesses able to access their funds as soon as the next working day; only paying a transaction fee when they accept a card or mobile payment.
“Independent businesses are the backbone of Ireland’s economy, and deserve the same tools and resources as big enterprises,” said Jason Lalor, Executive Director for Square Europe.
“Irish businesses can trust Square to be a fair, transparent, and innovative partner they can rely on to help them run their business in times of uncertainty and beyond.”
Brian Nolan from Gerard’s Deli & Mingles Ice Cream switched to Square during the lockdown. They started using Square’s suite of products across channels for two locations, but are now looking to roll this out for all 10 locations in Ireland.
“Having a point-of-sale system with integrated payments and omnichannel solutions has revolutionised the way we’re able to run our multi-location business, making it an easy and seamless process.
“We’re pleased we were able to switch to Square during lockdown and feel much more confident in our ability to grow, ensuring we never miss a sale, as we look towards the future.”