Integrate Your Online and In-Store Payments with Ecwid and Square
Posted Mar 16, 2017 by Josh McNicol, Square Australia

Integrate Your Online and In-Store Payments with Ecwid and Square

In the year ending October 2016, Australians spent an estimated $21 billion online — and the accelerated growth trend shows no sign of slowing. For business owners with a brick-and-mortar store, being accessible to customers on every channel through which they choose to shop is essential to stay competitive and maximize sales.

Ecwid’s payments integration with Square for E-Commerce — now available in Australia — enables you to accept payments online with Square via your Ecwid online store, and also migrate your in-store card payments as well, giving you one powerful platform to run your entire omnichannel business.

Haven’t heard of Square before? Here’s what you need to know

Square is a global payments technology company based in San Francisco, with offices across the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. Their iconic device, Square Reader, connects directly to your smartphone or tablet and allows you to accept face-to-face card payments anywhere.

Square’s ecosystem also brings business owners powerful point of sale, online invoicing, digital receipts, employee management and analytics tools, designed to help growing small businesses operate and expand more efficiently.

The benefits of gaining a 360-degree view of your omnichannel business

Whether you’re setting up your online store for the very first time, or updating your existing store, you can connect a Square account with Ecwid simply by selecting Square as your payment method.

From there, Square gives you a holistic view of every payment you process, whether it’s online or in-store, from your Square Dashboard. It’s a simple, fully integrated, 360-degree view of your business that you won’t get anywhere else, making it easier to process more sales, track your business performance and optimize by channel.

Square invoices

There are many benefits for using Square to accept payments in-store and online:

  • Sell anywhere, anytime: You never have to track your online and offline businesses separately again. Connect your Square account with Ecwid and get a complete view of all your sales over time, whether you’re processing them online or face-to-face.
  • A complete payments ecosystem: Streamline the number of platforms your business utilizes and save money — Square takes care of everything from point of sale, card payments, online payments, e-invoicing, employee management and powerful sales reporting.
  • Make smarter decisions with all the information: Getting a full picture of everything you’re selling in every location helps you decide where your time is best spent to invest more energy and capital to grow your business faster.
  • Simple pricing: Square’s clear pricing is designed to make forecasting and expense management simple. Payments accepted online with Square are charged at the flat rate of 2.2% per transaction — no matter which card type is accepted. There are no other hidden fees or monthly contracts.
  • Trusted payments: Square manages your PCI compliance and payments security so that you can focus on building your business, with payments deposited to your bank account as fast as the next business day.

Sign up for Square today and get fee-free processing on your first $500

Interested in signing up for Square? Now’s the time. Sign up for your Square account today to learn more, and you’ll receive fee-free processing on your first $500 of sales processed online or in-store with Square.

About the author
Josh McNicol is Square’s Head of Marketing & Communications for Australia, and is responsible for product marketing, content development, and managing brand and customer engagement in the local market. He carries over 10 years of experience working across marketing, e-commerce and consulting in a variety of fashion, retail, startup and technology companies.
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