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Square unveils Orders API commerce platform for developers

Aug '19
Pic: Squareup
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Square has launched Orders API, for developers to build solutions that let buyers place orders online, in-person, and in-app. The orders can be sent directly to a Square seller using one of Square’s point of sale products (Square Point of Sale, Square for Retail, or Square for Restaurants) or a custom built POS as the central point to manage fulfilment.

The feature is just the latest example of how Square’s developer platform is expanding beyond payments to serve all aspects of commerce - from orders to customer management, to inventory and beyond, according to a press release by the company.

Orders API enables developers to deliver an enhanced experience to merchants as they no longer have to deploy multiple devices to manage orders and take payments, enabling everything to be done from one central system. Square sellers already use the Square Point of Sale to ring up an order and take payments from buyers. Now, they have the option to take that experience a step further and use their POS as an online and in-app order fulfilment and management hub.

The arrival of Orders API showcases how Square’s developer platform is evolving to meet the changing needs of developers and the sellers they serve. The Square Developer Platform now offers a set of APIs and SDKs that enable developers to build solutions that help sellers manage all aspects of their business including: Employees API, Customers API, Inventory API, Catalogue API, Payments API, and more.

“Being a part of how a local seller runs their business—not a disruption—is important to us as we continue bridging offline and online commerce. We believe it’s the best way that we can serve them, helping them reach more customers and grow their business. With Square’s Orders API, we’re able to build local sellers an infrastructure that seamlessly integrates on-demand logistics into the very core of their business,” James Butts, SVP product & design, Postmates said.

“Over the past few years, the Square developer team has released tools that enable developers to build solutions that take payments in-person, online and in mobile apps. Now, our robust suite of APIs take the platform a step further and enable developers to create full, scalable and buyer friendly commerce experiences for merchants of all sizes, across a variety of industries,” Carl Perry, Square’s developer platform lead said.

Orders API is available in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Great Britain. (GK)

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