Square has launched two APIs in Australia that allows businesses to accept payments on their existing website and to enable payments processing on any iOS or Android point-of-sale platform for in-store purchases. Here are the details.
The API for e-commerce allows sellers to seamlessly integrate their existing websites with Square to accept payments online. It can be a custom website or a hosted website from a third-party provider such as BigCommerce, Weebly, Ecwid and WooCommerce.
The API for point-of-sale lets sellers integrate their custom-built iOS or Android POS with Square payment hardware for in-person card payment acceptance.
The APIs can be integrated into e-commerce sites and point-of-sale platforms with just a few lines of code. Sales records will then be available through a convenient online dashboard.
While using the APIs is free, Square does charge you a fee per transaction.
Square API for e-commerce are charged at the flat rate of 2.2% per transaction for any Visa, MasterCard or American Express transaction. Card payments accepted in person using Square hardware via applications integrated with our API for point of sale are charged at 1.9% per transaction for any Visa, MasterCard or American Express transaction.
"It's more common than ever for businesses of any size to sell their products or services online and in-person, so having a fully integrated omni-channel system gives them a powerful advantage," Square's Australian country manager Ben Pfisterer said in a statement. "With Square, businesses can now accept payments through any channel and gain a single, holistic view of their business, which vastly reduces the complexity of having to navigate numerous, disparate systems."
You can find out more about the Square APIs over at the company's developers portal.