Square has launched Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia, making it the first market outside of the US where Square will offer the technology to its sellers. Available within the Square Point of Sale, Square for Retail, and Square Appointments iOS apps, Tap to Pay on iPhone lets sellers accept contactless payments directly from their iPhone, with no additional hardware required and at no additional cost.  

Any Square merchant with a compatible iPhone can accept contactless payments by opening the Square POS, Square for Retail, or Square Appointments app, making a sale, and presenting their iPhone to the buyer. The buyer completes the payment by tapping a contactless payment method directly onto the seller’s iPhone.

Powered by Square’s software, Tap to Pay on iPhone gives sellers a flexible, mobile solution that can adapt to any environment. Together with Apple’s contactless payment acceptance technology, Square’s software creates a smooth checkout experience that provides shoppers with all the information needed to help them complete their purchase.

Square Australia executive director, Marco Lamantia said, “Australian businesses are incredibly tech savvy and are always looking for solutions that can make running their business easier. Tap to Pay on iPhone helps reduce some of the barriers to entry for new businesses, and enables existing sellers to create new ways to sell with nothing more than their iPhone and the Square app. They can get set up in minutes and begin making sales in seconds.”