It’s no surprise that Jack Dorsey and Square have introduced an attractive new product to compete with archaic, clunky cash registers of the past. The Square stand (with built in card reader) lets you insert your iPad (with free POS app) and attach a cash drawer and receipt printer to get all the functionality of a traditional register.
The Square Stand seems ideal for small businesses and current users of Square Register. It’s unclear how quickly companies who’ve made investments in existing POS systems will adopt this new technology. But, look out for the Square Stand popping up at your favorite local coffee or smoothie shop.