New tech to improve retail business by Square

Square for Retail is a custom-built point of sale system, designed specifically for complex needs of the retail industry in Australia.

It’s currently being rolled out by Square, Inc.

“Square for Retail has everything retailers need to work more streamlined as they get back to business as usual this year,” says Seller Lead at Square, Alyssa Henry.

“After a really tough 2020, navigating forced closures and trading restrictions, Australia’s retail sector needs reliable technology platforms to help it recover.”

The search-focused software enables businesses to quickly and easily find customer profiles, and items using a unified search bar at the top of the interface.

Additionally, it supports barcode scanning for building out a customer’s cart at checkout.

A number of businesses have been using Square for Retail as part of a public trial.

Store Manager at Le Pont, Paul Green says, “Square for Retail has completely changed the way that we run our business and has given us the tools to improve the way our customers experience the wine-buying process.

“We operate as both a fine wine store and a bar, so having the ability to add new products – like selling wine by the glass – to our system and track the sales immediately is hugely valuable and means we can create an experience that customers love and keep coming back for.”

Business Development Lead for Square Australia, Colin Birney explains, “Retail has been one of our strongest growth sectors since we started offering payments to the Australian market.

“Over the past five years, our Australian retailer base has increased by an average 78% annually, with the number of larger multi-location retailers increasing 122% annually over the same period.”

Square for Retail is available with a no-cost starter plan, as well as a plus plan for $109 (incl GST) per month.

To learn more about the software, please visit square.com.