First, Amazon wanted to compete with Square. Now it is playing nice.
The e-commerce giant is offering free Square credit card readers, which retail for $10, to business owners who had previously bought an Amazon Local Register, the company’s version of a card-swiping device that plugs into phones and tablets. The offer comes three months after Amazon announced it was discontinuing this payment processing service on Feb. 1. Amazon emailed its Local Register customers with the offer and a promotion code in the past week.
A Square spokeswoman confirmed that the company had worked with Amazon on the offer. “The only thing better would be if they delivered the Square Readers by drone,” she said.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.