Square's new Orders API lets merchants consolidate order fulfillment

By Natalie Gagliordi for Small Business Matters | August 15, 2019 -- 16:00 GMT (09:00 PDT) | Topic: Developer Square's payroll service now has a mobile app Watch Now Square is rolling out a new API for online ordering that it says will make it easier for developers to build digital in-app payment services. For merchants using one of Square's point of sale products, the new Orders API lets them track and manage the lifecycle of a purchase -- whether the purchase is made online, in-person or in-app -- and consolidate order fulfillment into one central POS system.   Meanwhile, developers can use the Orders API to build web and mobile apps that use orders to manage purchase item information, track order fulfillment, integrate customer data, and link payments.  More broadly, Square's latest API rollout supports its overall platform and developer strategy. About four years ago, Square began building public APIs that partners and developers could leverage to offer additional services on top of the Square platform. The company is now shifting more focus to its platform as it works to bring more developers and services into its ecosystem. "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," said Carl Perry, Square's Developer Platform lead. "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." Square said the Orders API is available today in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Great Britain.  RELATED STORIES: DoorDash to acquire Caviar, Square's food ordering platform, for $410M Square launches robotic Photo Studio service for online sellers Square brings Postmates, DoorDash integrations to Square for Restaurants Square launches mobile app for its Invoices service Square intros debit card that lets merchants instantly access sales balance Max Levchin's Affirm spins out independent B2B financing company Resolve Related Topics: SMBs Enterprise Software Open Source Mobile OS

Square's new Orders API lets merchants consolidate order fulfillment
By Natalie Gagliordi for Small Business Matters | August 15, 2019 -- 16:00 GMT (09:00 PDT) | Topic: Developer Square's payroll service now has a mobile app Watch Now Square is rolling out a new API for online ordering that it says will make it easier for developers to build digital in-app payment services. For merchants using one of Square's point of sale products, the new Orders API lets them track and manage the lifecycle of a purchase -- whether the purchase is made online, in-person or in-app -- and consolidate order fulfillment into one central POS system.   Meanwhile, developers can use the Orders API to build web and mobile apps that use orders to manage purchase item information, track order fulfillment, integrate customer data, and link payments.  More broadly, Square's latest API rollout supports its overall platform and developer strategy. About four years ago, Square began building public APIs that partners and developers could leverage to offer additional services on top of the Square platform. The company is now shifting more focus to its platform as it works to bring more developers and services into its ecosystem. "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," said Carl Perry, Square's Developer Platform lead. "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." Square said the Orders API is available today in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Great Britain.  RELATED STORIES: DoorDash to acquire Caviar, Square's food ordering platform, for $410M Square launches robotic Photo Studio service for online sellers Square brings Postmates, DoorDash integrations to Square for Restaurants Square launches mobile app for its Invoices service Square intros debit card that lets merchants instantly access sales balance Max Levchin's Affirm spins out independent B2B financing company Resolve Related Topics: SMBs Enterprise Software Open Source Mobile OS By Natalie Gagliordi for Small Business Matters | August 15, 2019 -- 16:00 GMT (09:00 PDT) | Topic: Developer