What Is Square for Retail?

Square for Retail includes all the tools you need to run your retail business. With Square for Retail you can sell in-store and online seamlessly, with an easy-to-use point of sale, integrated payments, seamless online store, advanced inventory management, and powerful reporting. Offer contactless payments and in-store pickup, and manage all your orders. Integrated with Squares powerful ecosystem so you can customize your solution with everything from invoices to email marketing. Try it free!

Who Uses Square for Retail?

Whether you sell online or in store, Square for Retail can work for your retail business no matter your size or style.

Square for Retail Details

Square

Founded in 2009

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Square for Retail Details

Square

Founded in 2009

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Starting price

US$60.00/month
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US$0.04/month
US$29.00/month

Free Version

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Free Trial

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Square for Retail deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Videos

Features of Square for Retail

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Label Printing
  • Label Templates
  • Labeling
  • Location Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Receiving Labels
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automated Card Printing
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Client Portal
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalogue
  • Production Tracking
  • Proof of Delivery
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Routing
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Shopping Cart
  • Stem Counting
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Website Development
  • Website Integration
  • eCommerce Integration

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  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management

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  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Contract Pricing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • ERP
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Labeling
  • List Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalogue
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Alerts/Notifications
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  • CRM
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Reports
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Ordering Automation
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
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  • Stock Management
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  • Data Synchronisation
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  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
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  • Forecasting
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Accounting Integration
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  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Catalogue
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Stock Management
  • Third Party Integrations
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  • Transaction History
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
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  • Calendar Sync
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Event Scheduling
  • For Salons and Spas
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Payroll & Commissions
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reservations Management
  • SMS Marketing
  • SMS Messaging
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  • Social Media Integration
  • Task Scheduling
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  • Clock In / Out
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  • Customer History
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  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Partial Payments
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  • Pricing Management
  • Promotions Management
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Reviews of Square for Retail

Read all 394 reviews

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Chase M.
Chase M.
IT Sales in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Facilities Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great for entrepreneurs

5 2 years ago

Comments: It is very easy to use and convenient for my customers

Pros:

The ease of use for this product is amazing. I love how you can make a sale with the virtual terminal by either swiping a card or sending an invoice.

Cons:

The fees per use can be cumbersome. However all pay portals have some sort of fee to use their product.

Janet M.
Owner in US
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great Point of sale system

5 last year

Comments: Awesome and after using two other point of sale systems we have had no issues with the system going down. Very reliable.

Pros:

Easy to use! Download the App and get setup. I just recently bought their Square Register and it is awesome. Customer service will help you get the right APP for your business.

Cons:

Been using their credit card device for well over a year and have never had any issues. There isn’t one thing i don’t like.

Itzak L.
Owner in US
Sports, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Perfect POS for small business owners

5 last month New

Comments: Incredibly user friendly, nicely designed interface and overall no issues.

Pros:

Square pretty much takes all the leg work out of setting up a POS system for any business, but I'll speak specifically as a small business owner. -If you're a first time small business owner, save yourself the headache and just go with Square; you might be able to get a lower merchant fees rate with another service, but then you have to deal with the hassle of setting up a separate POS register, possibly a separate app you'd have to setup on an iPad if that's what you plan to use, setting up the merchant account, etc. With Square, it's all wrapped into one easy setup. -Easy to setup on an iPad, create a catalog of items to sell and process payments -The item catalog screen is very user friendly and customizable -Doing refunds is easy -Reports are incredibly easy to run -Square integrates with QuickBooks online, so it's been seamless to link all my Square sales to my accounting books and makes my tax filings much more accurate -Creating invoices is also easy and gives a professional look to my invoice emails -Ability to create forms that require signature, so no need for another digital signature service (unless you need more details, see Cons below)

Cons:

-I wish you could have the same virtual terminal on the iPad on desktop as well. There have been times when my iPad crapped out and had to use my laptop, and it's not the same experience. -If you're using the signature service for forms that you need to send out, it only records the signature itself and nothing else. Either it's a user error on my part, or they need to update it, but it needs more customization.

Melanie A.
Business Owner in US
Events Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

They Allow Fraud and Theft

1 6 months ago

Comments: Horrible experience. Square permits fraudulent chargebacks against your company. A client purchased multiple packages totally thousands of dollars from my company, received the services, and then disputed the charges as 'unrecognized'. I provided the following to square:
Her signed contracts, with an anti-chargeback clause
Photos of us performing the services at the event, with her in the photos
A chain of her emails, including an email after her event thanking us for job well done
Despite this proof and legally binding contract, Square sided with her and removed the funds from my account. I had to sit with my bank to file a dispute with Square, put a hold on all charges by Square, and start using an entirely different payment processor just to avoid Square stealing my money.
Absolute fraud.

Pros:

People understand how to use it, so it's widely accepted as a valid method of payment and no one is nervous about using it (they should be!)

Cons:

Square permits fraudulent chargebacks against your company. A client purchased multiple packages totally thousands of dollars from my company, received the services, and then disputed the charges as 'unrecognized'. I provided the following to square: Her signed contracts, with an anti-chargeback clause Photos of us performing the services at the event, with her in the photos A chain of her emails, including an email after her event thanking us for job well done Despite this proof and legally binding contract, Square sided with her and removed the funds from my account. I had to sit with my bank to file a dispute with Square, put a hold on all charges by Square, and start using an entirely different payment processor just to avoid Square stealing my money. Absolute fraud.

Savannah T.
CFO in US
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Square for Retail

5 4 months ago

Comments: I love Square and have had a great overall experience with them. Customer service is great and there's TONS of online help if you need helping finding something or directions.

Pros:

I love how convenient it is to have this POS system for our business. We're able to set it up on the go and really able to make our customers feel comfortable giving us their credit/debit cards for processing payments. It's fast and great for our business

Cons:

You need an internet connection for this POS system and it's not super cheap. However, the pros definitely out way any cons about this POS system.