Who Uses This Software?

Whether you sell online or in store, Square for Retail can work for SMB to Mid Market businesses from wine to apparel and more.

Average Ratings

188 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$60.00/month
  • Pricing Details $60 per location/ month. $20 per additional location.
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Square
  • https://squareup.com/

About Square for Retail

Square for Retail has all the tools you need for smooth selling with software, hardware, and payments built just for retailers. Sell in store and online seamlessly with an integrated online store. Ring up a sale in seconds with our easy-to-use iPad POS. Track and transfer multi-location inventory and understand your profit margin. Manage your employees with timecards. Add inventory from your POS and instantly create customer profiles. Generate and print barcode labels. Get started free.

Square for Retail Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Catalogue Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Materials Management
  • Order Management
  • Product Management
  • Production Management
  • Purchasing
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Depreciation Management
  • Disposal Management
  • Location Tracking
  • Reservations Management
  • Barcode Generation
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Custom Labels
  • Inventory Management
  • Label Templates
  • RFID
  • Receiving Labels
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Deli / Restaurant Management
  • Employee Management
  • Fuel Management
  • Fuel POS
  • Grocery POS
  • Inventory Management
  • Lottery Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Store
  • Price Book
  • Retail Management
  • Single Store
  • Automated Card Printing
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Order Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Stem Counting
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Customer Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Returns Management
  • Allocation
  • Barcoding
  • Cost Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Item Management
  • Order Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Reorder Management
  • SKU / UPC Codes
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Product Identification
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Back Order Management
  • Customer Database
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Shipping Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Backorder Management
  • Catalogue Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Tracking
  • Recurring Orders
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Commission Management
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Gift Card Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • eCommerce Integration
  • CRM
  • Commission Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • eCommerce
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Commission Management
  • Discount Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Loyalty Program Support
  • Pricing Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales Tracking
  • Touch Screen
  • eCommerce
  • Barrel Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cellar Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Production Tracking
  • Vineyard Management
  • Wine Club Management

Square for Retail Most Helpful Reviews

Square is a great payment platform for retail stores.

Reviewed on 12/05/2019
Craig G.
Biz Dev
Apparel & Fashion, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: This system works great for pop-ups and retail stores. You can also track what you sell and square sends you emails when you are low on products. We will continue to use Square

Pros: How simple it is to set up. You know exactly how much you are being charged. There is no hidden extra add ons. Square updated the os, so now if your customer wants to return 1 item and they purchased two, you just pull up the item and hit return.

Cons: Just make sure you do all the updates for square and os system for any pad you are using. We use an Ipad and it works great! Not much to not like.

I have mixed feelings. I like the look/feel of the old app better. It seemed more user friendly.

Reviewed on 09/08/2017
Nate F.
Owner
Music, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: I like the ability to transfer inventory from one store to another. I like the ability to have employees clock-in/clock-out to keep track of pay and what items a specific employee sells. I like the ability to adjust quantities from the app instead of just the dashboard.

Cons: I don't like that I can't view another store's inventory from the app. Very often, I find myself saying, "We don't have that in-stock here, but I know it's in-stock at our other location." It'd be very helpful to be able to type in an item and view quantity in-stock for all locations. I also HATE that there are not "tickets" available anymore. I own a music store that offers instrument repairs and we also have special orders. For instrument repairs - the amount is variable depending on what needs done and I also notate the transaction with the instrument type, brand, serial number - what parts were used, and what was done under the "Quantity and Notes" section. I don't want to have to look up that information and type into a transaction with the customer standing at the register. In the other app, I could do all of that when no one was in the store and save it as a ticket. Then when they come into the store, all I had to do was pull up the ticket and they were good to go. Same with special orders. I don't want to add inventory into Square, assign it a price, add the SKU, put it into a category, set the quantity, etc., if I'm not going to STOCK the item. So for special orders, I like to just type in the information under "Custom Amount," but I do like to notate the transaction under "Quantity and Notes" with the title and SKU so I can look back and see what it was. I don't want to do that typing when a customer arrives, so I prefer to save it as a ticket. Now I can't do that.

The Only Way To Accept Payments For Small Business

Reviewed on 05/08/2019
Alex C.
Cook
Food & Beverages, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I recommend using Square for small business purposes only. That being said, they have a wonderful option for POS.

Pros: The Square plugin was super easy to use and fit most devices. The application is simple and adjustments were easy to make changes to. Paperless receipts are the best way to go about transactions.

Cons: The price was a little high for the software. Using the plugin had its disadvantages if you use a phone and that phone has a protective case. The application sometimes froze.

Best POS system I've found

Reviewed on 14/04/2019
Julianne H.
Writer
Nonprofit Organization Management, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: As a small business owner, I would highly recommend Square over other services that have higher fees and monthly charges. It's easy to use and I almost never experience glitches, so customer service isn't even needed that much.

Pros: Despite what I wrote in my "cons", this really is the best software I've found for card sales for my company. Most of them charge you a monthly fee in addition to a percentage of every sale, which thankfully is not the case with Square. It's very easy to use if you're not familiar with POS software. Customer service is also very easy to reach and quite friendly from my experience.

Cons: Unfortunately, you have to buy their most expensive software to only have 2.4% taken out from every credit card purchase. Otherwise, you'll be charged more. I know that's just how POS systems are... but it's too bad we are charged a percentage of every purchase to simply use their product, given it's not their money. I also wish there were more customization features available. I just used Quickbooks (which is compatible with Square) instead of Square itself to do all the customizing so I also didn't have to put Square advertisements on all of our receipts, which doesn't look very professional.

A great and easy way for receiving payments.

Reviewed on 05/07/2018
Joshua S.
Equipment Engineer
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I really like how sleek, modern, and clean this method for receiving payment works. It has a very modern GUI, with large clear numbers and values as opposed to the majority of credit card readers that have much more pixelated appearances and significantly smaller font sizes in comparison. Also, the ease of the option of signing when required with a finger on a touchscreen device is better than the alternatives available today such as signing with a physical pen or a stylus for digital screens. These features save time at checkout which in turn increases efficiency, and as my time is very valuable to me, I greatly appreciate these factors that contribute to the ease of use.

Cons: While there is not much to dislike, I have noticed that sometimes cards are not read as easily with this software at times. While this is perhaps more a function of the hardware used to swipe or scan credit or debit cards, I have noted a bit of a trend with this when using Square with certain cards while performing with other card types have been flawless. This makes me suspicious if it is related to a software issue. Otherwise, I have no complaints about Square.

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