Founded in 2009, Square’s primary focus is to equip small businesses to easily and quickly take credit card payments. Its offerings have expanded to inventory, point of sale, and employee management so that these small businesses can operate like large businesses.
Because of this mission, Square has opened up its platform to like-minded partners who also endeavor to help businesses simplify their daily operations. This has led to Square’s integration with numerous apps, including: Intuit QuickBooks, Xero, Stitch Labs, IFTTT, TaxJar, SumAll, Fresh KDS, Shopseen, and ShipStation.
All the details of the aforementioned apps can be found in Square App Marketplace and can be synced easily with your Square account.
A brief description of these apps and their functions are outlined below.
Intuit QuickBooks Online
This app can handle accounts payable, time tracking, expense management, and data collection. You can customize based on “industry-specific” needs (law offices, restaurants, restaurants, etc.). It also offers “deeper data insights” with expanded data tracking and reporting capabilities.
This online accounting software is designed to save businesses time. From importing bank transfers to sending invoice reminders, this app does the work for you. All your data is stored safely in one place, which allows you to see and track how your business is doing. Another plus is that you can invite your accountant or bookkeeper into Xero so that you are in compliance with your tax obligations.
This platform offers solutions for five crucial areas to contribute to business growth: inventory management, order management, fulfillment, purchasing, reporting, and financials.
Known as “if this, then that”,IFTTT is a web-based platform that acts as a “digital duct tape” that allows users to control the internet and connect the services that they are already using. You can connect your smart home to your Domino’s account. By creating an applet, you can set up your smart home to turn on your porch light once Domino’s notifies you that your pizza is out for delivery.
TaxJar is a subscription software company that assists businesses with automating their sales tax calculations and filing. It does so by calculating how much sales tax is required at the point of sale. It also generates reports on how much they’ve collected in sales tax from all the platforms they sell through including Amazon, Shopify and eBay. It also features an AutoFile component that helps ecommerce businesses file sales tax returns in many states.
This platform combines social media, sales metrics, web traffic, and other data to track business and social media metrics. It offers automation tools in order to engage with your customers 24/7. Best of all, it’s free!
Fresh KDS is a tablet-based kitchen display system that is completely wireless, paperless, and provides detailed analytics for improved order efficiency for your restaurant.
Shopseen is a cloud-based tool that helps businesses reach their customers through different marketing channels. It helps retailers list their products on multiple marketing platforms such as Etsy, Shopify, WooCommerce, STORENVY, and eBay.
ShipStation is a web-based software that assists e-commerce retailers to efficiently process, fulfill, and ship their orders from all the most popular marketplaces and shopping carts using all the top carriers.
The Square integration with these apps can only mean efficiency, convenience, and time-saving solutions that will help small businesses focus less on the time-consuming aspects of running a business and more on producing a high-quality product and keeping customers happy.