Business payment processing service Square has this week launched a new Square iOS dashboard application for business that allows them to see sales in real time. The application was also previously made available for Android devices.
AS well as measuring real time sales the Square iOS app also measures sales from this week against last as well as letting business owners see how sales compare year over year.
In an interview with Tech Crunch Sidecar Coffee owner Andy Fuchtman explained how the Square iOS app is helping him keep track of his business.
It helps me keep tabs on the shop during the day and also helps me understand the bigger picture of what’s happening on a week to week basis – all at a glance on my phone which is great for me since I’m rarely sitting in front of a computer.
I use the data to help me build the schedule, to see if my ideas for the shop are working, and to help me understand the identity of my business. For example, it turns out that vanilla lattes were among our top five selling items almost every day this spring so I had my staff make and taste a vanilla latte every time they started their shift. I tried a cappuccino happy hour to promote our favorite drink to make, then I watched to see if it worked.
For more information on the new Square iOS app jump over to the official website for details and download links.