Square has introduced the next generation Square Stand, the company’s countertop device that turns an iPad into a point-of-sale system that sellers can use to run their entire business.

Square Stand features integrated contactless and dip payments technology, a professional design, and new checkout flow that provides businesses and their customers with a more intuitive, transparent, and streamlined commerce experience.

The reimagined Square Stand combines Square’s point-of-sale software and hardware into one complete solution, enabling sellers to take in-person payments and manage ecommerce sales, deliveries, and buy online, pick-up in-store orders from a single place.

Retaining the classic swivel design of its predecessor, the new Stand now integrates Square’s contactless and chip card readers into the display. New software for Square Stand creates a faster, more transparent checkout process for customers that includes an order summary screen and illuminated payment icons on the face of the device to guide transactions and speed up purchases.

Square’s head,Alyssa Henry recognises the way businesses and shoppers interact around the world has evolved exponentially in the time since we first launched our original Square Stand.

“The new Stand was built with the future of commerce in mind. Marrying elegant design with powerful software, Square Stand provides sellers of any size, from boutique retailers to multi-location restaurants, with a versatile command center for their business. Square Stand offers sellers an integrated way to meet the purchasing preferences of today’s consumers.”

In addition to supporting all of Square’s vertical point of sale offerings, including Square for Retail, sellers can use Square Stand for employee management such as time tracking, shift scheduling, and tip management. Additional solutions like marketing, loyalty, inventory, and omnichannel commerce tools are also readily available from the Square Stand.

Introduced in 2013, the original Square Stand was a transformational iPad point of sale system, giving merchants a way to take payments and access business insights and analytics, all from one place.

The new Square Stand is available online at Square Shop starting at $149. It is compatible with the iPad (2021, 2020, 2019), iPad Air (2019), and iPad Pro 10.5-inch. Sellers pay one flat rate for every tap or dip transaction, with no hidden fees or long-term contracts, and free access to the Square POS app.