Square Point of Sale

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 - 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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    4,7/5
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    Sheri
    Sheri
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Easy to set up, reliable, and with the features I need in my business!

    Reviewed on 2022/07/28

    I set up Square after researching other options when I launched my business 4 years ago, and have...

    I set up Square after researching other options when I launched my business 4 years ago, and have been pleased with the choice ever since. I have considered other options since then but keep sticking with Square since they truly have what I need, and the time cost of switching has never been worth it to me.

    Pros

    The most important aspect of Square Point of Sale is the ability to set up monthly, quarterly, and annual recurring invoices. Its shocking other solutions don't offer this, or only offer it at VERY high levels of monthly investment. This is a user-friendly solution for my business and is easy to understand, set up, and get rolling right "out of the box."

    Cons

    The address book makes it a bit tough to set up the clients as a business, it's a bit more geared to selling to consumers. But I've been able to create a workaround to make it work for me (business name in one of the name fields). I also really would like to integrate Square better with QuickBooks but I think QB is the problem - QB is notoriously difficult to work with (VERY difficult!).

    Alternatives Considered

    Zoho CRM, Stripe Billing and Quickbooks Online

    Reasons for Switching to Square Point of Sale

    Primarily I chose Square because of its easy interface, quick time to launch, address book set up, but mainly because of recurring invoice functionality.
    April
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    A POS that works well

    Reviewed on 2024/01/02

    Pros

    I liked that it is relatively straight forward and has a simplified format

    Cons

    The fees that are taken out at every transaction are frustrating. I would rather pay a monthly flat fee rather than be charged a different percentage for different services. It made me reconsider how much I was charging for my services.

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    Clover

    Reasons for Switching to Square Point of Sale

    It seemed easiest to use as well as knowing many consumers are very familiar with it and trust it.
    Megan
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    • Industry: Individual & Family Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    How Square has changed the way I do business

    Reviewed on 2024/01/09

    I have nothing but good things to say about Square except for a few qurks and errors, I have had a...

    I have nothing but good things to say about Square except for a few qurks and errors, I have had a great experience learning and using Square Pos

    Pros

    That I can access and take it anywhere I go. I love Square for the portability the most. It' has allowed me to make sales on the go to the elderly, the people that don't have transportation, and potential new clients

    Cons

    How long it takes to post you funds into your square account for instant access.

    Germaine
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    • Industry: Hospitality
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    A Great Value for your Money

    Reviewed on 2023/10/30

    We have used Square for several different ministries. We ghave a coffee shop, a college cafeteria,...

    We have used Square for several different ministries. We ghave a coffee shop, a college cafeteria, a homeless shelter and online store. Square is able to work with all of our many ventures with ease

    Pros

    I like that it was simple and intuitive to use

    Cons

    I wish the website allowed for more customization in outline and interface looks

    Alternatives Considered

    Stripe and Shopify POS

    Reasons for Switching to Square Point of Sale

    It had a more user friendly interface and was able to satisfy our needs for all of our various ministries and offices.
    Bradley
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    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great POS option for the small business owner.

    Reviewed on 2024/01/30

    Pros

    Ease-of-setup, easy onboarding and end-user experience.

    Cons

    Lacking full-featured invoicing and automated POS reporting.

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    Square Point of Sale FAQs

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    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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