When Will the Square Credit Card Reader Come to Apple Canada?

The Square Credit Card Reader is an ingenious little device that allows your iPhone or iPad to accept credit card transactions on the go. The service is simple as deposits go to your bank account with only a 2.75% fee per swipe.

This credit card reader is now available from the US Apple Online Store, for $9.95. The Square service is US only at the moment, but when will we expect plans for expansion to other countries, such as Canada? We’ve contacted Square for some answers and will report back what we find out.

Canadians are among the highest users of debit transactions via Interac, more so than cash and credit cards. I see Square as the perfect solution for small vendors and businesses. Imagine your shady back alley Craigslist/Kijiji transactions being able to accept credit cards in the future? Now that would be something special. ūüėČ

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  • fauxtographie

    I see more fraud coming from this

  • Anonymous

    Only 2.75%. Lol

  • Anonymous

    Inquiring drug dealers want to know.

  • Aclark

    You have to support chip and pin in Canada or accept more charge backs potentially.

  • Anonymous

    Eventually someone will have a Cydia app to swipe and store all card info on the iPhone. And then post bogus transactions later on.

    I’ll stick to bills and paypal for now.

  • Anonymous

    ummm anyone notice where its plugged in, in the picture, the audio jack, not the data…

  • I’ve been trying to find this out as well! Thanks for bugging SQUARE!

  • Tminusg

    Lmao i cant imagine how many credit applications drug addicts will start filing if their local drug dealer starts excepting credit cards haha

  • I already asked them when it first came out.. they say they will make the system perfect before they move on to other countries. that was about 8 months ago

  • JfromK

    Do Americans still not have chip cards? Lucky bastards. Well I spose they aren’t so lucky when they got overseas….

  • That’s because that’s how it works.

  • Lwambolt

    Anxiously waiting to hear what they have to say!

  • Quill123

    Still waiting for Canadian service info.

  • JM

    Have you tried http://www.payfirma.com yet for mobile payments in canada?

  • Anyone got an update on this. I have a square card reader they sent to me when they first launched in Beta, and I have the App which I downloaded using a US account, but still have issues when not in the US.¬†

  • Audrey@audreynanimahoo.com

    pleaseeee…..please bring it to Canada fast! I need this service so badly! I pay an outrageous amount for the bank fees and other service fees, ect. this is crazy…so this square is the answer! just need to get it here!¬†

  • toots

    drug dealers r not that stupid this will provide a pmt trail and likely confiscation of a dd’s toys

  • Rob

    would be great in Canada but what about the safety point of view, and what about the chip

  • Jason

    PayPal already offers an identical product, so does payfirma.

  • Joeyconnell

    Its sends an autonomic signel. Like a fax or old dail tone intenet. Harder to crack the incription

  • Just Unique

    Is there any news on Square coming to Canada yet??? This is a home based business persons dream come true!

  • …. so ???? When are you bringing this to Canada????

  • why? Not all retailers use the chip machines in Canada. There are a lot of places I shop that don’t, so you just swipe your card instead … no big deal

  • absolutely !! I too, have a home based business and it would be AWESOME. Right now I have to have a computer to take credit cards for payment and at trade shows, that’s not always an option (there isn’t always a wi-fi connection available)

  • tooshort69

    i would like to know when it is going to come to canada

  • Chris

    Really back all Craig’s list/ kijiji analogy you used? I think that’s the last thing on anyone’s mind selling on those sites… It’s prob a joke but the context doesn’t even make it funny. Need to work n it !