Vend and Square team up to bring greater payment options to UK retailers

From yesterday, UK retailers have more choice in the way they run their business and sell to customers, with the launch of Vend and Square’s market-leading POS and payments integration.

This collaboration allows retail businesses to benefit from Vend’s sophisticated inventory and retail management features, while offering their customers a seamless payment experience with Square. The integration is an ideal solution for advanced retailers and those with multiple locations, who require the ability to manage more complex operations and scale, but still want to provide a check-out experience shoppers will love.

Square was founded in California in 2009 and launched into the UK in March 2017, to make it easy for businesses to take credit and debit card payments with unique hardware, and options for contactless, chip cards as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay. Vend’s advanced POS, which powers stores in 140 countries, has been growing in the UK since 2014 and is used by thousands of UK stores from local high streets, to retailers in Selfridges and Oxford Circus.

“Two things are really key for UK retailers growing and succeeding in today’s retail environment – managing their business more easily and efficiently, while providing a beautiful customer experience. Our integration with Square allows them to do just that, which is why we’re so excited to be making it available for UK stores after a successful roll-out in the US and Australia,” says Marc Cooper, Country Manager, EMEA at Vend.

Sarah Harvey, who leads Square in the UK, said: “Larger sellers using Square often have specialist requirements, but still want to integrate with Square’s easy-to-use payments technology and beautifully designed hardware. Vend is a great example of a point of sale solution that serves inventory-based retail really well. With this integration, their customers can now use Square to start accepting chip & PIN and contactless payments, and receive their money as soon as the next working day.”

This partnership, along with Square’s integration with hospitality POS system TouchBistro also launched today, brings the total number of Square’s UK partners to 16. It also adds Square to Vend’s extensive group of world-leading business app partners, alongside companies such as Xero, Shopify, and Apple.

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