Square gets Reworked
This week Square announced some improvements to it's iPad App that are a welcome addition. They have added "shelves" and different customizable "sizes" for each product. These additions might not sound like much, but they can make your life a lot easier, especially if you're selling multiple products or multiple levels of service for through Square.
Shelves are something that I've been hoping for since day one with Square. Before, you were able to add items to your App that you sold over and over again. The problem was, you couldn't effectively group your items in any way. Shelves has fixed that. Now when you add items to Square that you use on a repetitive basis, you are given the option to add to a new or existing shelve. For me this means that I can add prints on one shelve, and photo sessions on a separate shelve. Or a bakery can add all of the breads on one shelve, and all the different muffins on a different shelve. The possibilities are endless.
Before if you wanted to add the same item but in different sizes or price points, you would have to add two separate items. Now Square offers the ability to have three prices under each item. We'll use the bakery example again. If you have a sandwich that you offer in three different lengths, you can now place the small, medium, and large prices all under one item on your shelve.
Great for Us
The new shelves, different sizes, coupled with the ability to add images to each item makes square a real competitor, and viable option to replace traditional registers for many businesses. Try out the new options for Square, they're sure to make charging for items and services easier.