Square the payments processing service has today announced the launch of a new set of Square APIs which allow clients to be able to accept and process payments directly from their online stores.
The new e-commerce Square APIs provide an easy way to integrate squares payment systems directly into your website’s checkout page with the addition of just a few lines of code. Unfortunately the new APIs are only currently available to users within Canada and the US but will hopefully roll out further afield in the coming weeks and months.
Each transaction that is processed using the Square API will cost a 2.9% premium plus $.30 for each transaction. Square explains more about the new APIs and Build With Square tool set to help businesses of all kinds use the Square ecosystem to run every part of their business from one place.
With our Register API, any iOS point of sale can be customized to process payments with Square. We know that some sellers — especially in retail, like bike shops or wineries — have highly individualized point-of-sale needs. By integrating with Square, sellers with a third-party point of sale will be able to use our beautiful and affordable hardware, accept EMV payments and Apple Pay, and receive the same fair and transparent pricing and financial services available to all our sellers.
With our E-commerce API, sellers can use Square to process online payments on their own self-hosted, fully developed website. By seamlessly integrating their website with Square, omnichannel sellers can now have a powerful solution to grow both their online and offline businesses together, tracking all sales — no matter where or how they’re made — in one dashboard.