Square adds restaurant pre-order feature

Posted Apr 29, 2014

Square has added pre-ordering software for restaurants and retailers. This allows businesses to accept payments and orders online before customers arrive for a pickup. Retailers can offer products on Square Market for pre-order and customers can pay for items on the web or mobile ahead of time using Square Wallet.

This new feature works for any retailer, but restaurants and coffee shops seem to be the perfect fit for this. Square retailers were already able to take orders through Square Market and then ship products to customers, but today is the first time Square has offered a pre-order service for pickup customers. This feature was the most requested among Square’s retailers.

Retailers can also monitor their inventory through Square’s dashboard and set up alerts when inventory is low.