Mobile payments startup Square now offers its credit card reader for iOS and Android devices at many Walgreens, FedEx Office, and Staples stores across the U.S., the company announced today.

Square is hard at work trying to disrupt the way merchants and customers do transactions. The company recently launched its Register app for iPad to help its more than one million merchants ditch their cash registers, and its Pay with Square app makes it possible to pay hands-free at Square merchants. But its credit card reader, which helps businesses of all sizes take credit cards with their phones is still important, and offering it in more retail stores helps give the company more exposure.

Including the new Walgreens, FedEx Office, and Staples locations, more than 20,000 retail locations nationwide sell the card reader. The reader is additionally available at the Apple Store, Best Buy, OfficeMax, Radio Shack, Target, UPS, and Walmart.

“Accepting credit cards should be as easy as buying supplies at your local store,” said Jeffrey Kolovson, head of retail distribution at Square, in a statement. “We are working with leading retailers including Walgreens, Staples, and FedEx Office to give business owners convenient access to the Square Card Reader, the easiest way to accept credit card payments and grow their business.”

Photo credit: Square

VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative enterprise technology and transact. Discover our Briefings.