Square Payment System Hit With Nationwide Outage

By Benjamin Cox on September 7, 2023 at 5:41pm

The Square payment system that many downtown merchants use is down at this hour.

The system outage is national and widespread according to national reports. The outage has been confirmed by the payment platform’s website.

“Our engineers are all actively working on a fix to address this disruptions and have now received confirmation that Balance and Transfers are currently affected by this disruption,” Square said on its website. The outage has resulted in degraded performance and multiple service disruptions, according to the company’s website.

For those going to the Central Park Market tonight, be prepared to use cash.

You may also check with your merchant to see if they use alternate electronic payments like PayPal, Venmo, or Apple Pay.

KJB’s Pint House, Don’s Place, and the Farmer’s State Bank and Trust Company all have available ATMs for those needing to withdraw cash for transactions.