Square Payments

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

About Square Payments

Square Payments is a cloud-based payment processing tool for businesses within the retail, food and beverage, and health and fitness industries. Key features include fraud prevention, dispute management, touch-free transactions, automated invoicing, and cash flow monitoring. Square Payments’ built-in analytics uses machine learning to track fraudulent activities and monitor transactions in real-time. It can send automatic alerts on suspicious activities. Automatic receipts speed up the checkout processes and ensure a digital record of all purchases is kept. Additionally, this tool comes with an activity dashboard, which consolidates all customer data and provides timely updates on sales and inventory. Square Payments is available on a per-transaction basis and support is provided via documentation, forums, emails, phone, FAQs, and video tutorials. The application involves Terminal API and Reader SDK to streamline payment processing and offers integrations with third-party point-of-sale software and service providers including Mailchimp, Ritual, WooCommerce, and Intuit QuickBooks.
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Square Payments pricing

Square Payments has a free version. Square Payments paid version starts at US$0.01.

Starting Price:
US$0.01
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
No

Alternatives to Square Payments

Square Payments Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 2,351 View all reviews
Jessica
Jessica
  • Industry: Hospitality
  • 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 26/11/2020

Square Payments

My overall experience with Square is very positive and I will continue using it for years to come.

Pros

I can accept all kind of payments. When i started my business I realized most if my customers didn't carry cash. I can take any debit or credit card and if it doesn't swipe with the free reader Square gave me I also have the option of typing it in. My customers no longer have to run to the bank to get cash. With the pandemic going on it also helps that I can take contactless payments to make my customers feel safe. Everyone should know about this and share with other business owners, friends, or familt. I give this software my highest recommendation.

Cons

There are so many pros and I cant think of but one con. It cost every time you swipe a card and a little more if you have to manually type it in. It works out best to pay when you use it if you dont use it that often but if you use it several times there should be a flat rate fee by the month or an option to choose which plan you would like.

Alternatives Considered

PayPal

Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

I didn't have the option of swiping someone's card in or typing someone's card in that may know not to use phones or payment software. A lot of older people didn't have cashapp and most that did also didn't know how to use it either. Square also has contactless pay and electronic invoices that way there is a detailed record of the payment and services for both parties.

Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

The same thing i mentioned earlier is a lot of older people would rather just give me their card to swipe than try to learn how to use all this technology and also if they made a mistake and used a different software they could have accidentally paid the wrong person and most people won't issue a refund. They dont have to memorize cashtags or paypal login and username info. Its just like going to the grocery store and giving your card to the cashier. It can give them piece of mind and have a record of where their money goes when i send the invoice.
Lirim
  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 02/06/2024

Easy to use and very user-friendly

Pros

Square payments is helping to make business easy. We can finish up payments in less than 20 seconds with the tap-to-pay option for iOS and Android. And I never have to worry about data breaches thanks to the advanced security Square has.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about Square payments. It's perfect and it serves our business purposes.

Whitney
  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
2
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
2

3
Reviewed on 31/05/2024

Square is Convenient Unless They Want to Review for Security

Pros

I like the ease of use and the options of web and mobile presence for payment processing.

Cons

I hate that if they decide to review any payments they take their time in unfreezing your account if they even do so. It’s ridiculous. Square Inc has become the most unconventional apps to do any type of money handling and processing with. How they aren’t part of a huge class action lawsuit for Cashapp and square payments yet is beyond me.

Amy
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 12/03/2024

Using Square to accept payments

Pros

The ease of use and quick transactions times are a must for our business. We use many volunteers to help with our sales and most either know how to use Square already or are quick to learn because Square makes it VERY easy to navigate transactions.

Cons

The only con I would say is that Square has a very long list of reports to choose from to gather the information needed for your company's bookkeeping. It sometimes becomes overwhelming as to which report to use or to find the report that you need. That being said, once you navigate the system a few times it becomes much easier to find what you need or are looking for.

Sakhara
  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 02/06/2024

Would use another platform

Pros

What can I say. Simple to use and very functional with no issues. I have used other platforms before and found it hard to navigate and to understand what's what but never had this issue with square.

Cons

No issues so far so I don't have any dislikes.

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