Square Point of Sale Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Square Point of Sale Reviews

Square Point of Sale

iPad & Android point of sale (POS) system

4.7/5 (201 reviews)

Square Point of Sale overview

Square Point of Sale is a POS solution for Android and iOS devices which includes tools for managing payments, digital receipts, inventory, reports, and more


Pricing options
Free trial
Value for money
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Business size



United States, Australia, Canada, Japan

Supported languages

English, French, Japanese, Spanish
Square Point of Sale screenshot: Cash, card, and gift card payments can be recorded in Square Point of SaleSquare Point of Sale OverviewSquare Point of Sale screenshot: Users can browse through the product library to find products, search for products, or scan product barcodesSquare Point of Sale screenshot: Product costs can also be added manually using the keypadSquare Point of Sale screenshot: Sales tax can be managed and is included in the sale subtotalSquare Point of Sale screenshot: Tips can be added to bills by amount or percentage, and customer signatures capturedSquare Point of Sale screenshot: Full and partial refunds can be issued to customers when necessarySquare Point of Sale screenshot: Users can add discounts, such as frequent buyer or welcome discounts, to the POSSquare Point of Sale screenshot: Digital receipts can be sent by SMS or email, and physical receipts can be printedSquare Point of Sale screenshot: Users can track daily activity and search for individual transactions

Square Point of Sale reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Guthrie Straw

Great, but getting less so

Reviewed 2017-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

We've been with Square since about 2011, and have seen a lot of changes take place over that time. Square is still easily one of the best solutions out there for small businesses that want to pay when they profit, instead of draining out to a merchant account or such, however recently it's also seen a trend towards "Form over Function" which is a bit troubling considering that it's sole focus should be ease of use by businesses for the purpose of minimizing overhead and increasing revenue. Free app, pay when you make a sale, reliability is decent, don't have to purchase your own hardware. Still a strong contender despite it's more recent frustrations.

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Rick Rutledge

New SQUARE Dedicated POS system is great -- Just needs expansion modules

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

I can look at reporting from my house, most other POS systems don't allow for that. I can also add to and take from my inventory and item list, I don't have to be tied to my facility to make it work. It's simple to setup, simple to use and most importantly -- simple to train. It's so intuitive that the staff took to it in less than 5 minutes of training. Also, because their dedicated POS system "Square Register" is purpose built, we are able to use iphones and ipads to do tableside ordering which makes the workflow and throughput of the bar stools that much faster.

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Deirdre Staton

Square simplifies life...when it works.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

Square enables me to easily accept payments from clients who wish to use credit cards.I use Square to accept payments from clients who opt to use a credit card. It is convenient and almost all clients are familiar with and comfortable using it. I appreciate the feature of being able to store credit card numbers in the event of no-shows as clients have agreed to pay if less than 24 hours notice is given for a cancellation. I also appreciate the flexibility of saving multiple items/services to accommodate different individual rates, types of sessions and workshops.

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Selling goods? Square POS is for you! Fast, easy, and uncomplicated.

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-20
Review Source: Capterra

I am a freelance business, so whenever clients want to pay with credit card, I have Square as one my options. I also use an invoicing software that takes credit cards as well as an online website that run through a different system. Square was the first system I used when I first started out and it's a solid system, but I've found better alternatives throughout the years though I still use it occasionally. It's great for quick sales that don't require an invoice. Pros Quick POS capabilities Ability to charge a "tax" that will essentially pass on credit card fees to the customer Immediately emails receipt to customer so that I don't have to worry about it Square is great for goods, while I would recommend Wave for services. It's more robust and you can pull lots of different reports related to accounting through Wave. The one thing about Square that does have Wave beat is the ability to add a "tax" that essentially passes on credit card processing fees to the customer. It's easy to do on Square, while in Wave I have to manually calculate the percentage and add it as another item. Square also is portable and quick and you don't have to create an invoice for it if you don't need one, so that's also a plus.

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Jessica Cruz

I dont know why it took me so long to try!

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-14
Review Source: Capterra

It gave my business a really nice boost in revenue that i didn't realize i was loosing all along.So the first thing about this POS system is that it so user friendly and easy to use! When I first though about using a POS system I was worried about having to learn about accounting and such, (Was cash only) and it was so straight forward as far as the fees . There was no hard intimidating arithmetic involved in the process, that for whatever reason I expected.... So this has been great to help INCREASE sales because well most pepole these days dont carry cash, so vendors need to get with the times. I also like it includes tipping, and sending them and email so that helps build your emailing list up too. so lots of pros here, Also to I find the Square system super pretty!

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Square Point of Sale pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
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Square's pricing is simple for businesses of all sizes.
Pay 2.75% per swipe or 3.5% + 15¢ per manually entered transaction

Square Point of Sale features

Accounting Integration
Billing & Invoicing
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Invoice Management
Recurring Billing
Third Party Integration

Accounting Management (95 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (103 other apps)
Auditing (78 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (96 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (71 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (77 other apps)
Expense Tracking (100 other apps)
Invoice Processing (93 other apps)
Multi-Currency (84 other apps)
Real Time Data (83 other apps)
Receiving (87 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (90 other apps)

Category Leaders ranking


#1 in Point of Sale (POS)

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Additional information for Square Point of Sale

Key features of Square Point of Sale

  • Credit card processing
  • Printable sales reports
  • Accounting system integration
  • Adjustable taxes
  • Discount management
  • Tipping by percentage or custom amount
  • Full & partial refunds
  • Customizable loyalty programs & rewards
  • Manual credit card entry
  • Customer signature capture
  • Receipt printer support
  • Barcode scanner support
  • Digital receipts via SMS or email
  • Cash, check & gift card payment recording
  • Employee permission management
  • Employee clock-in/clock-out
  • Labor hour reporting
  • Multi-location reporting
  • Custom item library
  • Price variations by item
  • Bulk item import
  • Item search
  • Summary reports
  • Cash drawer history
  • Transaction history
  • Offline mode
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Payment details for regular customers can be stored, enabling users to charge them at the checkout with the tap of a button.

Payment can be processed from Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express cards, and payment can be taken without an internet connection in offline mode.

Users can enable employee passcodes to control what data each employee is able to access, and all transactions are linked to employees, allowing users to keep track of who is responsible for each sale or refund, and reconcile commissions or tips.

Employees can clock in and out with timecards on the point of sale, with automatic overtime calculation, and hours can be edited by users.

Sales reports can be filtered by location, device, and employee, and revenue-per-labor-hour reports can be generated to identify the most efficient employees.