Payments platform Square today announced it is teaming up with local app aggregator Doshii to help hospitality businesses gain access to the growing marketplace of order and delivery apps.
The partnership enables Doshii’s marketplace of reservation, order ahead, in-venue ordering and delivery apps to easily integrate directly into Square’s point-of-sale (POS).
Business Development Lead for Square Australia, Colin Birney, said the integration will offer sellers the ability to exchange order and menu information in real-time, reduce the need for additional hardware, and provide single point reconciliation for all sales.
“We’re excited to partner with Doshii to provide Square sellers with additional options for ordering and delivery, especially during this time,” said Mr Birney.
“This is an integration we know restaurants and cafes will value, enabling them to use one simple system for all their ordering and payment needs, eliminating the hassle of juggling multiple apps and potentially missing sales.”
What does this integration with Square mean for Doshii?
The Doshii marketplace currently boasts a growing list of order and delivery apps such as Deliveroo, Orderup, Mobi2go and Mr Yum, well as reservation platforms like Resy and OpenTable.
Doshii CEO and Founder, Sean O’Meara, welcomed the new integration with Square, which will be the first cloud-based POS to integrate with the platform.
“With the current COVID-19 environment, venues are having to adapt and connect specifically with a range of ordering apps to drive digital sales to their business,” said Mr O’Meara.
“Square and Doshii are working together to help more Australian businesses find, evaluate and manage a range of connected ordering app solutions,” he said.
“Order ahead and delivery are critical right now, but solutions for in-venue ordering will also become increasingly important as trading restrictions are lifted but businesses are required to remain vigilant and find ways to reduce contact with shared items like menus.”
As part of the partnership, Doshii is waiving standard and premium subscription fees for the next six months to assist venues in digitising as they adapt to new ways of working due to COVID-19. Square is also currently waiving subscription fees for their dedicated Restaurants POS, Online Store and Appointments software.