Square has announced London Drugs has become the first Canadian-based retailer to sell Square in their stores.
Square Reader enables anyone to accept credit card payments on a mobile device and has seen rapid adoption from individuals and business owners across Canada. Square Reader is free, and works simply by plugging into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Square Reader works with Square Register, the free iOS app that enables people to accept credit card payments securely with a transaction fee of 2.75% per swipe. Along with availability at London Drugs, Square Reader is now at over 800 retail stores in Canada at a cost of $9.95, with first-time customers getting a $10 rebate.
Square has surged in popularity in Canada and recently announced the opening of a permanent office in Kitchener-Waterloo, slated for 2014. The company launched its mobile payments system last October in Canada.
Update: Square wants to clarify the following:
“We are proud to sell Square Readers at hundreds of retail stores across Canada. We are particularly excited to sell readers at London Drugs, as it’s the first Canadian-owned retail shop featuring Square Readers in all of their stores.”
Also, Chapters is an authorized reseller but only a few stores carry the Reader.