Square begins providing services in Ireland

Alan Clerkin

Alan Clerkin

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Payments technology company Square, which is led by Jack Dorsey, is to begin offering its services in Ireland, launching an early access programme that provides an integrated suite of tools to sell in-person and online.

Square’s offerings enable sellers to set up online shops, take card payments in person, access earnings faster, manage inventory or a busy kitchen, and much more.

The programme will have a limited number of spaces for SMEs. The company, which enables its customers to set up online shops, take card payments in person, access earnings faster and manage inventory, is planning to make its services more widely available later in the year. Square has been running a very limited beta test with Irish businesses and is now looking for more businesses to expand testing before a full launch.

In Ireland, Square will be competing with companies like SumUp – another company with a sizeable presence in Ireland – and Clover, which all provide hardware and payments software for retailers and small businesses.

Square’s Dublin office currently has more than 40 people with 20 more being brought on in roles such as customer success, finance and compliance for both the Irish and UK markets.