About Square Point of Sale

Square Point of Sale is a mobile POS system available for iOS and Android devices. Key capabilities of the Square POS system include online payment processing, sales reports, inventory tracking, digital receipts, email and SMS marketing campaigns, eCommerce, insights/analytics, and more. 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. Square POS is flexible enough to work for any business, from retailers and bakeries to coffee shops to hairdressers. Retailers can manage their inventory from any device. 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. Restaurants can manage online orders and third-party pickup and delivery. Square Point of Sale makes it easy for businesses to 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. 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. 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.
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.
Square Point of Sale video
Square Point of Sale Software - The point of sale that's so much more than a point of sale. - thumbnail
Square Point of Sale Software - Sell at the counter, on the go, or online, so you never miss a sale. - thumbnail
Square Point of Sale Software - Customize your checkout to keep your line moving and your customers happy. - thumbnail
Square Point of Sale Software - Accept every way your customers want to pay. - thumbnail
Square Point of Sale Software - Track customer’s preferences and purchases with every card swipe. - thumbnail

Square Point of Sale pricing

Square Point of Sale has a free version and offers a free trial. Square Point of Sale paid version starts at N/A.

Pricing Details:
Square's pricing is simple for businesses of all sizes. It's free to use, and no contracts, fine print, or manuals required. Pay 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe or 3.5% + 15¢ per manually entered transaction.
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

Alternatives to Square Point of Sale

PayPal is a digital payment platform that enables businesses and individuals to pay and accept payments through an...
Clover POS is an integrated point-of-sale (POS) system with custom hardware designed for several types of retailers....
Venmo is a digital payment and wallet gateway that allows customers to transfer money and make payments via their...
Stripe is a cloud-based solution that offers a varied set of unified APIs and tools that enable businesses to manage...

Shopify POS

Shopify POS is a point of sale solution that helps retail businesses streamline operations related to marketing,...

Authorize.Net

Authorize.Net is a cloud-based payment processing software that helps streamline the submission of customer transactions...

Square Point of Sale Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 1,825 View all reviews
Jennifer Y.
  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 06/05/2022

Square Makes Running My Business so Simple

I am a big fan of any software that does a lot...and man Square Point of Sale does A LOT!!! It has seriously made running my business so much easier, and even kind of fun. I love how much I can customize it, how detailed I can get with it, but also how easy it is to create invoices and things on the fly. I can use it across multiple devices, making it useful ANYWHERE.

Pros

I like how much I can customize it; that I can use it across all my devices; I can use it anywhere; it creates records for me, helps with taxes, saves client info. All that stuff that can fall between the cracks.

Cons

I'll admit, I haven't come across anything that is a major flaw so far. Any complaint I have is the sort of thing I would encounter with any online POS and/or accounting software - things like the tediousness of entering product/service items to be saved and other repetitive tasks like that.

Jake T.
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 21/06/2022

Every Business Needs Square Point of Sale!!!

Square has seriously helped our business grow into what it is today. And we're still scaling. We can create subscriptions on the go, accept payments online, at events and easily export reports when we need them (super helpful when tax season is here).

Pros

The simplicity and ability to process payments and subscriptions on virtually any device and from any location is super key. And Square allows us to do this.

Cons

We don't really have many cons to report other than it would nice to have some of the new "premium" features included being that we pay about 3% per transaction already but we understand that operations need to be funded (and profitable).

Alternatives Considered

Venmo

Reasons for Choosing Square Point of Sale

Square appeared to be easier (this was back when it was just the mobile reader).

Switched From

PayPal

Reasons for Switching to Square Point of Sale

Square seemed to have a better roadmap and ecosystem of product development.
Brianna L.
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 18/05/2022

Great For Payments

It has been an okay experience, I’m going to keep using it and update my review later in the year.

Pros

I like that I’m able to use it and take payments on my mobile app. I also like that Square offers a free payment device for Small Business Owners to take payments on the go.

Cons

I dislike the security of Square, I don’t think it is secure enough. I have received an email about someone trying to get into my account many times.

Leng V.
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 17/05/2022

Square gets the job done

My overall experience has been good. Square POS gets the job done. The user interfase could be more intuitive though, but in general it's ok.

Pros

I use square POS, but also as an online payment processor linked to Wix. We started using the simple and small POS at our organization, but then we upgraded to the one with the big screen and that was a big change. I particularly like about this one that the client is the one swiping the credit card and has privacy deciding on the tips. It allows to start and end the cash drawer, which helps to control the cash better. I also like that when there is no connection it goes to offline mode and one can still run transactions with it.

Cons

The part that I am unsatisfied with is that the integration with WIX does not capture names of events in the description of each transaction. Therefore it's tricky to categorize those transactions in the different income classes for our books. I have to do that by reconciling manually wix reports with square's.

Alternatives Considered

Stripe

Reasons for Choosing Square Point of Sale

We still use Stripe because it works better with our donors database. When I started working in the organization both were being used, since we had the investment of the Square POS already, which are pricey, we continued to use Square. However it does not integrates with Bloomerang.

Switched From

Stripe

Reasons for Switching to Square Point of Sale

We chose square over alternative products because we had already spent over $1000 in POS
Jason D.
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 24/05/2022

Square Point of Sale is a great solution for small businesses to accept modern digital payments

Square PoS has been easy to use and easy to set up. It's allowed me to plug a hole in my accounts receivable dept by allowing instant payment by any modern means—including Apple or Google Pay

Pros

I have the small white brick PoS for taking tap and card payments. It was only $20 and it works perfectly every time. I can use my Square account to create and sell gift certificates too

Cons

It can be a little tricky to do quick sales in the app, as it funnels you towards creating a full invoice. I use different software for invoicing.

Related categories