Swell Advantage and Square Team Up to Better Serve Marinas and Waterfronts


Swell Advantage Ltd., the world's most advanced marina and waterfront management software teams up with payments and point of sale company Square

Halifax, Nova Scotia. (May 30th, 2019) - Swell Advantage and Square announced today an integration to better service marinas and waterfronts across the US and Canada and meet boaters’ customer service expectations in a digital world. When the 2008 recession happened the marina industry was hit hard resulting in little innovation in marina and waterfront management software for a decade. With the industry starting to grow again and competition between marinas increasing, managers and owners are looking for modern tools to help.

According to Swell CEO Iaian Archibald, Square makes a lot of sense for marinas:

“When we were looking for a POS partner to integrate into our product we knew we didn’t want a basic white label service with limited functionality. Square’s offerings and marina operations are a perfect fit. Square allows direct online payments through our invoices, recurring charges, our customers can swipe a card down on the dock, and they’ve got POS systems to fit any marina office. On top of that they have great inventory, retail and restaurant software as part of their product, all of which are components of a lot of marina operations.”

Pankaj Bengani, Global Partnerships Lead at Square is excited about the fit:

“We’re excited to integrate with Swell Advantage to better support businesses on the waterfront and in marinas with a comprehensive solution to manage and accept payments for all their business operations, from slip storage to boat rental management to on-site restaurants. Until now, managers and owners had to stitch together different processes and systems to run their business operations. Together, Swell Advantage and Square give waterfront and marina sellers a single view of their entire business and they can make informed decisions.”

Square and Swell Advantage will continue to work together on their products with the goal of helping marinas and waterfronts better serve their boaters.

About Swell Advantage: Swell Advantage Ltd. is a Nova Scotia, Canada based software company focused on building industry leading enterprise management software for marinas, waterfronts and dockyards. Swell’s smart marina and waterfront management system helps marinas increase top-line revenues and optimize space while streamlining operations. The Swell cloud based platform includes a fully integrated community and customer relationship management (CRM) tool that enables automated, group and direct communications (email and SMS) with boaters, from anywhere. Swell Advantage was founded in 2014 by Iaian Archibald and Craig Sheppard and launched its first marina management product in 2016.

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Iaian Archibald, Swell Advantage ltd.,




Iaian Archibald