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Square Point of Sale

iPad & Android point of sale (POS) system

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Square Point of Sale Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Square Point of Sale product overview

What is Square Point of Sale?

Square Point of Sale is a cloud-based POS solution for use with iOS and Android devices, or Square’s own point of sale hardware. The software allows users to manage customers, transactions, inventory, invoicing, and payments, with additional tools for managing customer loyalty, marketing, employees, and payroll.

Key benefits of using Square Point of Sale

No contracts, fine print, or user manuals required. You can switch and have your team start ringing up customers in minutes.

Flexibility and Customization

  • Build a POS that streamlines your day-to-day and makes running your business easier. Start free with the essentials and add on additional features based on your business needs. Everything is integrated into your POS for a stress-free experience.

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

    Personalized Customer Experiences

  • Know what your customers like. Track items they purchase, unique preferences, and feedback automatically every time you make a sale.

  • Payment details for regular customers can be stored, enabling users to charge them at the checkout with the tap of a button.

    Streamline Employee Management

  • Merchants 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.

    Drive Business Growth

  • Look at real-time sales trends to see how your business is doing. Review historical data to see what’s working. Use your POS’s built in sales and inventory reports to determine new opportunities and the right products to sell.

  • 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

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

    Training options

    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
    Videos

    Square Point of Sale pricing information

    Value for money

    4.5

    /5

    1.7K

    Starting from

    Free

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Square Point of Sale features

    Functionality

    4.5

    /5

    1.7K

    Total features

    96

    11 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Activity Dashboard
    API
    Third Party Integrations
    Reporting/Analytics
    Data Import/Export
    Alerts/Notifications
    Billing & Invoicing
    Customizable Reports

    Square Point of Sale users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.7

    /5

    1.7K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.95/10
    Rating distribution

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    3

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    1

    1,326

    377

    65

    12

    14

    Why do users choose Square POS?

    What would users change about Square POS?

    Pros
    Square is an awesome piece of software to use. The retail side has great capabilities for sales, inventory, gift cards, rewards, and much much more.
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    Brian C.

    Square is very simple to learn and use as an end user, and it has gain a lot of popularity recently, customers feel more and more comfortable with this system.

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    Anonymous Reviewer

    Easy and inexpensive way to take credit card payments for my small business. This provider is awesome, and helps my small business to easily accept cards.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Cons
    If I am to complain about something I would complain about the percentage I am giving back to square but that it the cost of doing business.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    The only thing that has ever been slightly frustrating is the traditional card reader being sensitive when swiping cards. Sometimes I'll have to try 3-4 times to get it to register.
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    Allie L.

    I dislike that it fails sometimes and it is not accessible at many different vendors and restaurants.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Overall Rating

    Easy to use, no commitment

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    Transcript

    Kim: Hi, I'm Kim. I am a naturopathic doctor and I give Square point of sale a four out of five. For...

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    Daniel E.

    Senior Pastor

    Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

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    Overall Rating

    Square POS User Review

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Transcript

    Daniel E.: Hi, I'm Daniel. I'm a senior pastor, and I give Square Point of Sale five stars out of five....

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Square Makes Running My Business so Simple

    Reviewed 18 days ago

    I am a big fan of any software that does a lot...and man Square Point of Sale does A LOT!!! It has seriously made running my business so much easier, and even kind of fun. I love how much I can customize it, how detailed I can get with it, but also how easy it is to create invoices and things on the fly. I can use it across multiple devices, making it useful ANYWHERE.

    Pros

    I like how much I can customize it; that I can use it across all my devices; I can use it anywhere; it creates records for me, helps with taxes, saves client info. All that stuff that can fall between the cracks.

    Cons

    I'll admit, I haven't come across anything that is a major flaw so far. Any complaint I have is the sort of thing I would encounter with any online POS and/or accounting software - things like the tediousness of entering product/service items to be saved and other repetitive tasks like that.

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Simple and easy

    Reviewed a month ago
    Pros

    I like that this is so straight forward and easy. It’s very simple to use and they don’t try to hide a bunch of fees. So clean and simple!

    Cons

    The only thing that’s sometimes a little frustrating is running reports, it won’t download as pdf. So I have to save it as an image.

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    Terrible service

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    It’s been the worst experience ever. Would not recommend to anyone. It’s put me in a pinch trying to wait for the payment processing and ended with refunding the money because I was sick of waiting on customer service a week later and the refund will be another week and then processing payment with another company service qb. Payed for material and employees and all said and done this will be a 3-4 week process sense starting the job. As a small business this can make or break you.

    Pros

    Nothing.. they hold onto your money if it’s a large amount for over 7 days. Their customer service sucks. It’s expensive for card processing.

    Cons

    Everything.. I just signed up for quick books and it’s a way better platform and you can do bank transfers or card payments right from the invoice. Quickbooks is worth every dollar for there monthly service. It saves you money in the long run.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Best Choice, Hands Down

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    My experience has been really really good. This is an ideal product, designed simply to make life and business easier. And that's exactly what it does.

    Pros

    The simple design and ease of use is my favorite! This made taking electronic payment so easy and effortless. Especially during a time where everyone was already stressed enough, contactless payments meant one less stress on everybody.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about this product! It delivers, and for a fraction of what the competitors are charging. What's there not to like?

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Super Simple and Works Great

    Reviewed 19 days ago

    I've had a great experience. No matter where I am, I can make a sale. This option has truly changed how I sell and get paid. My life is a lot easier and I am making more money just by using Square.

    Pros

    I had my account and POS device set up in minutes. Literally only took like 10-15 minutes total and I could accept payments anywhere.

    Cons

    I do feel the customer service could be better. Maybe more direct customer service options to make it easier and more effective.

    Square Point of Sale FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Square Point of Sale offer?

    Square Point of Sale has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: Free
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Square Point of Sale?

    Square Point of Sale has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Square Point of Sale support?

    Square Point of Sale supports the following languages:
    English, Spanish, French, Japanese


    Q. Does Square Point of Sale support mobile devices?

    Square Point of Sale supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Square Point of Sale offer an API?

    Yes, Square Point of Sale has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Square Point of Sale integrate with?

    Square Point of Sale integrates with the following applications:
    Wix, Make, WooCommerce, Paymo, DAVO, Synder, Poptin, Acuity Scheduling, Linktree, CSI Platform, Shopventory, Fomo, Quickbooks Online, Stitch Labs, SKU IQ, Printful, MoeGo, Mailchimp, Craver, MarginEdge, Xero


    Q. What level of support does Square Point of Sale offer?

    Square Point of Sale offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Chat

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