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This article was published on March 31, 2016

Square’s new API lets you accept payments online

Square’s new API lets you accept payments online
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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After taking the retail world by storm with its iOS-compatible credit card reader, Square has launched a new set of APIs that allows its clients to accept payments in their online stores.

With the new ecommerce API, you can integrate Square’s payment system into your checkout screen just adding a few lines of code. It’s available to users in the US and Canada, and each transaction has a processing fee of 2.9 percent plus 30 cents.

There’s also a new Register API that lets you integrate Square’s service into your own iOS-based point-of-sale app to handle card payments.

With that, Square is going up against the likes of Stripe, Braintree and Paymill. But unlike the rest, its service can be used by brick-and-mortar stores as well. So, if you’re an offline retailer and plan to start selling on the Web, Square might be easier to work with than the competition.