Accessory maker Griffin Technology and mobile payments company Square introduced the Merchant case for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, touting it as the first protective case optimized for the Square Reader.
The case is custom-molded to secure the Square Reader when connected. A groove in the bottom of the case aligns with the Square Reader to guide a credit card to an easy, consistent swipe time after time. Made from durable silicone, the case protects the phone from bumps and drops. The case’s non-slip sides and corners make it easier to hold the phone and to hand over for customers’ signatures. Additionally, the Square Reader can be detached and stored in the back of the case when not in use.
The Merchant case and Square Reader work with Square Register, the free point of sale app that lets anyone accept credit card payments. The application supports customizable checkout flow, smart business analytics and digital receipts, serving the needs of businesses of all sizes and types, from a locksmith to a retail store.
The Merchant case, which includes a Square Reader, is available to order for $19.99 at Griffin’s website, with shipments commencing within 2 weeks.