Square introduces digital gift cards

square digital gift cards

 

Apparently you can use the service either via Square Wallet or via a QR code if you don't have Square Wallet, which is generous to the consumer but can't be going to drive much takeup of Square.

 

Here's a video, and below that are the headlines.

 

 

Square’s New Gift Card Service Integrates With Apple Passbook

Forbes – ‎6 hours ago‎

Mobile payments company Square is releasing a new gift card service that integrates with Apple’s Passbook. The gift card service works with Square Wallet, the company’s mobile payment app. People can choose from any of Square’s 250,000 local

Square Debuts Mobile Gift Cards in Challenge to PayPal

Businessweek – ‎9 hours ago‎

Square Inc., the mobile-payments startup founded by Jack Dorsey, is giving small merchants the ability to sell gift cards to shoppers on the go, stepping up competition with EBay Inc. (EBAY)’s PayPal business. A new version of the Square Wallet app, which

Square gets into gift cards with digital version

USA TODAY – ‎13 hours ago‎

5:35PM EST December 9. 2012 – SAN MATEO, Calif. — Square just got thousands of small merchants into the holiday spirit. The mobile-payments company said it is now offering digital gift cards, so anyone can purchase a card from the 250,000 merchants

Square launches gift cards

CNET – ‎Dec 9, 2012‎

New service lets anyone give gift cards to friends or family, and have the value stored in Square Wallet. The initiative could be aimed at attracting would-be Apple Passbook users. Daniel Terdiman. by Daniel Terdiman. December 9, 2012 4:00 AM PST Follow