Square, has launched Square Terminal in line with the expansion of its portfolio of hardware services in Australia.
This processing device for all in one payments, Square Terminal, has been designed by the company to be elegant, fast, and secure. It was made available in Australia, a year after it was released in the United States.
Jesse Dorogusker, said “A few things are required globally; some of them are kind of boring compliance and certification things from electronics agencies to the payment card industry, through our local banking partners throughout the world, so that just takes some time. There’s also customization required per market — just different behaviors, simple things like tipping, taxes, and language to make sure that those get localized properly.”
There was a slight difference with what was released in the United States as compared to that in Australia --- the latter has been provided support for the entry of pin numbers. The company has focused on giving increased importance to the cloud based service functionality in addition to improvements to its appearance.
Dorogusker spoke about this: “Payment terminals have been around for a long time. Unfortunately terminals are pretty typically outdated, tired old technology, much more like the computer you had in the 1990s than the smartphone you have in your pocket. And the consequence of that are aesthetic, businesses tend to hide their old payment terminals, so we’re making sure that businesses have the technology they need to be successful today and in the future, and we do that by delivering it on a moderated software platform.”
Source: The Guardian Tribune
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