Square announced on Tuesday (April 9) the launch of the Square Online Store for U.K. sellers.
In a press release, Square said the Square Online Store provides small and medium-sized businesses with one solution for their omnichannel or online-only sales. This marks the first of Square’s products in the U.K. to integrate completely with Weebly, the platform for building a website or online store. Square acquired the company last year.
With the launch of the Square Online Store in the U.K., businesses can choose a free starter plan that doesn’t have any monthly subscription fees. This gives them the ability to access integrated tools, such as shoppable Instagram galleries, shipping, in-store pickup and other services. It also brings more functionality to restaurants, enabling them to offer online ordering from their websites, customized pickup times across several locations and the option to pay ahead for online food orders.
“It’s crucial that sellers are able to reach their buyers on any channel, whether in person, online or in apps,” said David Rusenko, head of eCommerce at Square, in the press release. “With the new Square Online Store, we’re excited to integrate Weebly technology and bring the Square omnichannel experience to everything, from retail businesses to restaurants.”
Square noted that the Square Online Store can be an attractive omnichannel solution for small and medium-sized U.K. enterprises because it integrates with Square point of sale software and keeps online and in-person orders, items and inventory all in one place. “This service significantly boosts our offer to U.K. SMEs and sets us apart from the competition,” said Melinda Roylett, head of Square in Europe. “The Square Online Store integrates smoothly with other parts of the Square ecosystem, allowing you to sell to your customers, wherever they are. And with your items, inventory, orders and sales automatically synced, you can spend less time reconciling, and more time running your business.”