Square Point of Sale

What Is Square Point of Sale?

Square Point of Sale is the POS system ready for whatever you set your sights on. With Square, you can build a POS that makes running your business easier.

Sell in-person, online, over the phone, or out in the field. Track customer preferences and feedback with every sale. Use your POS’s built in sales and inventory reports to see how your business is doing. Everything is integrated into your POS for a stress-free experience. It’s free to use, and no contracts, fine print, or manuals required.

Who Uses Square Point of Sale?

Square Point of Sale (POS) is used by more than 2 million small businesses every day! It is flexible enough to serve every kind of business, from retailers to bakeries and delis to hairdressers.

Square Point of Sale Details

Square

Founded in 2009

Square Point of Sale Details

Square

Founded in 2009

Square Point of Sale videos and images

Square Point of Sale video
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Square Point of Sale Software - Sell at the counter, on the go, or online, so you never miss a sale. - thumbnail
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Square Point of Sale Software - Keep track of your sales, inventory, and locations, all in one system. - thumbnail

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Starting price

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US$0.04/month
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US$89.00/month

Free Version

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Free Trial

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Square Point of Sale deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

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

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Features of Square Point of Sale

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Cake Orders
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • For Bakeries
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Labor Cost Calculator
  • Loyalty Program
  • Marketing Automation
  • Multi-Location
  • Nutrition & Ingredient Labels
  • Nutrition Analysis
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Production Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recipe Management
  • Recipe/Formula Costing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales History
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Stock Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock

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  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Invoices
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dunning Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Estimating
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Tax Calculation
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  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • CRM
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Commission Management
  • Consignments
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Jewellery Design
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  • Multi-Store
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  • Price / Margin Management
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  • RFID Scanning
  • Receipt Management
  • Repair Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Rewards Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
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  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vendor Management
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  • App Management
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  • Automatic User/Device Recognition
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Security
  • Device Enrollment
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • GPS
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Content Management
  • Offline Access
  • Password Management
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Policy Management
  • Push Notifications
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Device Locking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Security Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Wireless Troubleshooting

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  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Menu Builder
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Booking
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Online Reservations
  • Order Management
  • Order Scheduling
  • Order Tracking
  • POS Integration
  • Payment Processing
  • Promotions Management
  • QR Codes
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Reviews Management
  • SMS Messaging
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Reviews of Square Point of Sale

Read all 1,741 reviews

Average score

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

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Athena P.
Athena P.
Director of Operations in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Wholesale, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A huge help when running estate sales

5 2 years ago

Comments: Square point of sale has been a great asset allowing us to take card payments not only in person when we run an estate sale but also over the phone for clients who wish to pay their invoices with a card versus a check. The option of a text or email receipt is also very helpful for those who want proof of purchase/payment when we don't have a printer onsite.

Pros:

It allows us to take card payments for any amount using the app when a customer doesn't have cash instead of the risk of taking a check.

Cons:

The processing fees are competitive with other services such as PayPal but still high and cut into our profits.

Trinity C.
Trinity C.
owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Food & Beverages, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Square Point of Sale is vital for small business.

5 3 weeks ago New

Comments: I'm able to use this in multiple ways, by having subscription customers who get a few loaves of bread every week or a dessert tray every month, without having to invoice separately. It's all just handled with the subscription feature. It's another stream of income that is really handy. I love everything about Square.

Pros:

It's inexpensive and easy to use. I can train someone on it in moments or not have to train them at all because it is just that easy to use.

Cons:

I think it's overall the best in the business, hard to find anything "wrong" with it.

Amber K.
Amber K.
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

My opinion of Square Point of Sale

2 2 months ago New

Comments: Horrible! Horrible customer service, too many features, hard to navigate through. All the way around just a horrible software.

Pros:

There arent many pros with this software in my opinion. I dont like it much at all. Even if I had to think about it and had to pick something, I dont think I could name anything.

Cons:

Everything. I do not like this software and the customer service is horrible!!!! I no longer use this and wont be recommending it to anyone I know. Its NOT a good software in my opinion.

Robert G.
Managing Member in US
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

This is our go to POS for our cliente

5 3 months ago

Comments: Perfect.. Whenever there is an issue Squares customer service has been awesome.

Pros:

We love that its easy to setup and use. Customer support is amazing. It is also very easy to learn.

Cons:

Can't really say there are any cons to this software.

Rhonda R.
Business Owner in US
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Love Square

5 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

I love all that this product can do for my business. It provides so much in one program and connects seamlessly with the website to keep stock current - that's a huge plus!

Cons:

There was an update in the software and I am not happy with the keypad changes. There use to be a back key when you entered a wrong number and it is gone. The only way to clear the error is to remove the item completely and start over. They also eliminated the 00 key and I miss that as well. All in all, only these minor annoyances - no major drawbacks.