Square Point of Sale

Square Point of Sale

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iPad & Android point of sale (POS) system

About Square Point of Sale

Square Point of Sale is a cloud-based POS solution for use with iOS and Android devices, or Square’s own point of sale hardware. The software allows users to manage customers, transactions, inventory, invoicing, and payments, with additional tools for managing customer loyalty, marketing, employees, and payroll.

Square offers magstripe, chip, and contactless card readers for accepting payments via debit and credit cards, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. Square Virtual Terminal enables payment collection through a computer, which allows merchants to key in card details so that no card reader is required.

Sell from anywhere

Square Point of Sale helps businesses sell in-person, online, over the phone, or out in the field. Merchants can add a synced online store, sell through Instagram and Facebook, and offer curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping -- no coding required.

Grow customer relationships

The built-in customer directory can track customer preferences and feedback with every card swipe. Key customer information is added automatically to build profiles, and merchants can search and sort customers to view their purchase histories, target email marketing campaigns, and send more personalized messages that keep customers coming back more often.

Track the health of your business

With Square Dashboard and built-in sales reports on the POS, merchants can access their sales data from any device, with real-time hourly sales reports for each location, transaction and deposit tracking, and more. Square POS helps merchants manage their inventory from anywhere. Products can be imported via CSV and names, prices, and quantities can be edited at any time. Daily stock alert emails notify users of items with low or no stock, and inventory levels can be exported to printable spreadsheets.

Everything is integrated into your POS for a stress-free experience. It’s free to use, and no contracts, fine print, or manuals required.


Key benefits of Square Point of Sale

No contracts, fine print, or user manuals required. You can switch and have your team start ringing up customers in minutes.

Flexibility and Customization

  • Build a POS that streamlines your day-to-day and makes running your business easier. Start free with the essentials and add on additional features based on your business needs. Everything is integrated into your POS for a stress-free experience.

  • Payment can be processed from Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express cards, and payment can be taken without an internet connection in offline mode.

    Personalized Customer Experiences

  • Know what your customers like. Track items they purchase, unique preferences, and feedback automatically every time you make a sale.

  • Payment details for regular customers can be stored, enabling users to charge them at the checkout with the tap of a button.

    Streamline Employee Management

  • Merchants can enable employee passcodes to control what data each employee is able to access, and all transactions are linked to employees, allowing users to keep track of who is responsible for each sale or refund, and reconcile commissions or tips.

  • Employees can clock in and out with timecards on the point of sale, with automatic overtime calculation, and hours can be edited by users.

    Drive Business Growth

  • Look at real-time sales trends to see how your business is doing. Review historical data to see what’s working. Use your POS’s built in sales and inventory reports to determine new opportunities and the right products to sell.

  • Sales reports can be filtered by location, device, and employee, and revenue-per-labor-hour reports can be generated to identify the most efficient employees.

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    Square Point of Sale Software - The point of sale that's so much more than a point of sale.
    Square Point of Sale Software - Sell at the counter, on the go, or online, so you never miss a sale.
    Square Point of Sale Software - Customize your checkout to keep your line moving and your customers happy.
    Square Point of Sale Software - Accept every way your customers want to pay.
    Square Point of Sale Software - Track customer’s preferences and purchases with every card swipe.
    Square Point of Sale Software - Keep track of your sales, inventory, and locations, all in one system.

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (2,894)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.7/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    Jared
    Jared
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Square POS after 1 year

    Reviewed on 2022/06/25

    The POS software is very good especially when I go offline and in person I can collect a payment...

    The POS software is very good especially when I go offline and in person I can collect a payment and continue online and resolve any client information.

    Pros

    It's seamless with my banking and helps me integrate payments for clients, products, and services

    Cons

    There are many freemium features that can be an additional benefit on top of the current monthly costs unlike a shopify plan that bundles most offers in one subscription.

    Alternatives Considered

    Cash App, Stripe and Venmo

    Reasons for Choosing Square Point of Sale

    The solution was able to solve a pressing need to offer an offline settlement system just in case my clients were not able to access my website.

    Switched From

    PayPal and Shopify POS

    Reasons for Switching to Square Point of Sale

    It involved a lot more ecom and web integrations that provide
    James
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Square Processing

    Reviewed on 2024/03/05

    Very good experience for many years with more than one business

    Very good experience for many years with more than one business

    Pros

    Loved everything about square ease of processing

    Cons

    There wasn’t anything that I disliked with square.

    Alternatives Considered

    Basecamp

    Reasons for Switching to Square Point of Sale

    Happy with square and first choice introduced to
    Jeffson
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    For a POS system it works as should

    Reviewed on 2023/01/07

    My overall experience with this platform is good, I only wish they requested business verification...

    My overall experience with this platform is good, I only wish they requested business verification first before approving me to use them as a payment processor but if you have all their needed criteria you’re definitely good to go, there service is quite seamless

    Pros

    The setup was quite easy, they don’t take up to 7days to process your money so thats a plus, the interface is straight forward. They support various card types for debiting

    Cons

    You can’t contact them via live support chatYou will be asked to verify your business once a large amount of money is processed through their payment gateway and if you don’t meet all their criteria the money will be held for 120days before release

    Alternatives Considered

    Square Payments

    Reasons for Choosing Square Point of Sale

    Stripe took too long to process my money to my bank account

    Switched From

    Stripe

    Reasons for Switching to Square Point of Sale

    The shorter time in processing payments
    Celine
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Square varies from case to case and company to company

    Reviewed on 2023/11/26

    Great as a beginner but not for anything complicated. Can't integrate into many programs. If you...

    Great as a beginner but not for anything complicated. Can't integrate into many programs. If you just want to collect money and nothing more, it's fine, but keep it at that.

    Pros

    Square was the first POS that I ever had. I've used everything from the first small swiper that was offered many years ago to the actual POS system in a kiosk I had to taking mobile payments via NFC. It's very user friendly and great for beginners and self explanatory.

    Cons

    I ordered the square bank and card product so that I wouldnt have to go out of my way to open a business account for a small consultation business I have and that was a terrible idea. I never saw a dollar of the money I was paid that went to it. I never had access to any of the funds and I couldn't ever reach anyone to figure it out. It would show the payments I received but my drawer was always at 0.

    Alexander
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Square Point of Sale is a Good Option for those who don’t want to pay monthly service fees.

    Reviewed on 2024/02/06

    Overall, it is good option for those businesses and people who do not want to pay set monthly fees...

    Overall, it is good option for those businesses and people who do not want to pay set monthly fees for credit card processing services.

    Pros

    No set monthly service fees. Only percentage fees from any processed transaction.
    Generally, the credit card payments are available the next business day.

    Cons

    Very difficult to contact customer service and also lack of support and protection when it comes to credit card charges dispute and chargebacks.

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    Square Point of Sale FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Square Point of Sale.

    Square Point of Sale offers the following pricing plans:

    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Square's pricing is simple for businesses of all sizes. No monthly fees or contracts. Processing rate for in-person is 2.6% + 10¢ per tap, dip, or swipe. Hardware starting at $0 w/ free reader. Processing rate for online is online is 6% + 30¢ per transaction.

    Square Point of Sale has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

    Square Point of Sale supports the following languages:

    English, French, Japanese, Spanish

    Square Point of Sale supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Square Point of Sale integrates with the following applications:

    Acuity Scheduling, CSI Platform, Craver, DAVO, Fomo, Linktree, Local Line, Mailchimp, Make, MarginEdge, MoeGo, Paymo, Poptin, Printful, QuickBooks Online, SKU IQ, Sociavore, Stitch Labs, Synder, Thrive by Shopventory, Wix, WooCommerce, Xero

    Square Point of Sale offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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