Square drops contactless for Australia launch

Mobile POS provider Square has launched in Australia, enabling retailers across the country to accept credit and debit card payments using their mobile phones. “Australia marks the fourth market for Square, joining the US, Canada and Japan,” the company says. Square’s contactless chip reader does not appear to be available in the country, however, as “tap-and-go would have made the device too expensive and too big,” Square country manager Ben Pfisterer told the Sydney Morning Herald.

  • Willam Hugh Murray, CISSP

    Contactless is the future, particularly in high transaction volume merchants. However, that is not Square’s market.