Square brings contactless reader to Canadian merchants

7. November 2017.

Square’s contactless and chip reader is now available to local businesses across Canada, according to a press release.

The device accepts contactless cards and Interac Flash, as well mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Android Pay.

“Businesses of all sizes should have access to technology that can help them succeed—starting with an affordable, quick and easy way to accept more ways their customers want to pay,” Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, said in a statement. “We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy, and by leveling the playing field for local businesses, we can shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it.”

The contactless and chip reader is now available for order at Square Shop for $59, with free shipping nationally. To celebrate the launch, Square is waving transaction fees on debit for all new and existing Square sellers through the end of 2017. The new reader will be available in weeks at leading retailers including Staples, Apple, London Drugs and Amazon.ca.

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