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Now Use Square on Your Online Shop

Square is now letting retailers and online merchants use its payment-processing services on their online stores. The company revolutionized in-person payment processing for small retailers and micro sellers by offering a credit-card reader that works with mobile devices. This week, it expanded its services in several ways with the launch of new tools.

Build with Square is a collection of APIs available to sellers and the developers they work with. The Square E-commerce API allows you to plug into Square’s platform and accept payments on your own website. “Get all the benefits of Square right on your site: fast deposits, Dashboard reporting, and help with handling chargebacks.”

And merchants needn’t worry about PCI compliance: “because customer credit card information never touches your website, you don’t need to worry or complete a single checklist.”

Another advantage: sellers can track their online and offline transactions in one dashboard.

Brick-and-mortar retailers can also use the Build with Square Register API (“any iOS point of sale can be customized to process payments with Square”). See the announcement on Square’s blog, and learn more about the Build with Square features on this page.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.