Square, a firm which enables smaller businesses to accept credit cards, will be providing services in Canada, its first market outside the US (view press release). Square’s Mobile Card Reader plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad or Android device. The Square Register app allows users to accept credit card payments at a transaction rate of 2.75% per swipe.
“We are focused on making commerce easy for everyone,” said Alyssa Cutright, VP of International for Square. “Square builds free tools for local businesses of all sizes and types to thrive. We’re thrilled to introduce Canadian businesses and their customers to the most seamless and enjoyable way to do business.”