Square has rolled out Tap to Pay in the U.S., Australia, Ireland, France, Spain, and the UK, equipping sellers to accept contactless payments from their Android device.
In September 2022, the company launched Tap to Pay on iPhone, and this effort widens Square’s positioning—on a more global scale—within the contactless space. It now opens more opportunities for sellers, regardless of the device they use to accept payments.
Using an Android device, sellers can enter their sale, present their smartphone to the customer, and close the loop on that purchase by having them choose a contactless way to pay—whether that’s via a credit card, debit card, or their digital wallet.
In a press release, Alexis Sowa, General Manager of Square Point of Sale at Square, said:
“Square’s goal is to make sure that our sellers, no matter where they are or who they are serving, never miss a sale. Our launch of Tap to Pay on Android brings a unique technology to millions of sellers globally, giving merchants a simple way to accept payments and access world-class, integrated software for their business. Even though Tap to Pay technology has only been available for a short time, the breadth of applications and use cases we’re seeing across our seller base already reinforce its staying power.”
One of Square’s clients, Overhead Door Company, also noted that Tap to Pay on Android is helping to streamline their work, saving them time and effort in the long run. “When our technicians are wrapping up an onsite job, they can just take out their phone, have the client tap their card or phone, and hit the road for their next appointment. Meanwhile, we’re able to keep track of all the sales our crews make in the field right from our Square Dashboard.”