Square has announced the launch of its Square Solutions Partner Program, which will allow business owners to easily identify Square-approved agencies, resellers, or systems integrators that are specific to their business needs.
Agencies can also now apply to become a part of the Square Solutions Partner Program, where they will be eligible to receive early access to beta products, specialized account management and financial benefits.
“The App Marketplace now boasts hundreds of partners that help boost productivity and sales, but growing Square sellers often seek a partner to build custom solutions for their business,” said Square Global Partnerships Lead Pankaj Bengani, at Square’s annual Partners Squared Summit in San Francisco. “The Solutions Partner Program doubles down on our commitment to build a strong partnership platform. Now, sellers will have access to approved Square Solutions Partners that can help them build innovative solutions; and agencies, resellers, and systems integrators will have access to the millions of Square sellers who need the industry’s best on their team to grow and scale their businesses in new ways.”
The program already includes more than 75 certified Square Solutions Partners across three categories: Mobile and Web Agencies, which help businesses create online and mobile commerce experiences through a variety of platform integrations; Systems Integrators that simplify the back-end of a scaling business by connecting Square-powered points of sale (POS) with their ERP, OMS, and CMS solutions; and Resellers, which work with clients to identify, recommend, and implement the right POS hardware and software to help sellers scale and run their business.
So far, these partners have helped sellers to launch customized kiosks, creative mobile checkout experiences, and deep integrations with third-party inventory and eCommerce stores.
“We were tasked with reinventing the in-store guest experience at Shake Shack’s new innovation store in New York City, and created a self-service kiosk with quick and easy payments powered by Square,” explained Brett Spiegel, director of strategy at mobile development agency Fuzz. “The effortless payment flow was a component of success for this new ordering channel, which was well-received by hungry customers and the client. Leveraging Square’s payment technology, we’ve been able to expand to several new restaurant brands, including Next Level Burger.”