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Square Point of Sale

iPad & Android point of sale (POS) system

Square Point of Sale Alternatives

How do Square Point of Sale alternatives compare?

Lightspeed Retail and Vend stand out as its top competitors based on similarity, popularity and user reviews. When comparing Square Point of Sale to its top 100 alternatives, Brigade POS has the highest rating, with TRAY as the runner-up, and Square Point of Sale ranking 31st place. PayPal has the most reviews with a total of 18,710, while Square Point of Sale has 1,636. Users say Brigade POS tops the list for value for money followed by TRAY, while Square Point of Sale comes in 33rd. Users also say Brigade POS and iZettle are the easiest to use, while Square Point of Sale takes 19th place.


How do I choose the best Square Point of Sale alternative?

Browse our list of competitors to find the tool that's right for your team and workflow. Filter apps by features, pricing, ratings, integrations, devices and more. Read verified reviews and discover what other people in your industry are using. Compare apps side by side to find the best match for your business.


What are the top 5 alternatives to Square Point of Sale?

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Top 100 alternatives

Lightspeed Retail

4.2
(773)

The point of sale you'll love to use.

Pricing

Starting from

$69/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Lightspeed Retail's value for money

This by far has been my favorite asset to the system. Of course it does rely on setting up your inventory accurate, which is a process but a process that is undoubtedly an INVESTMENT.

JB

Jennifer B.

Lightspeed is an integral and powerful tool which we use to organize, track and run our business. Its automation and calculations save us time and money.

TB

Traci B.

Total

22

76

36

features in common

22

features in common

Lightspeed Retail's unique features

  • Accounting Management

  • Real Time Updates

  • Cash Management

  • Employee Management

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Timesheets

  • Transaction History

  • Mobile Signature Capture

  • Overtime Calculation

Vend

4.3
(213)

Run the world's best retail with Vend point-of-sale system.

Pricing

Starting from

$99/month

Value for money

4.2

0.3

4.5

What users say about Vend's value for money

Neat, simple and easy to use, starter price was competitive. Good inventory management features, which feeds into the POS system, simple reporting and it has the capabilitiy to link to Xero.

MC

MS C.

The thorough reporting has allowed us to order product far more efficiently and accurately than before. The price is reasonable, the customer support is fantastic.

Jim W.

Total

2

4

36

features in common

2

features in common

Vend's unique features

  • Customer Database

  • Monitoring

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Inventory Tracking

  • Electronic Signature Capture

  • Billing & Invoicing

  • Third Party Integration

Brigade POS

5.0
(10)

The most reliable and easy to use restaurant POS.

Features

Total

6

19

36

features in common

6

features in common

Brigade POS's unique features

  • Workflow Management

  • Check Processing

  • Expense Tracking

  • Accounting Management

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Third Party Integration

  • Mobile Signature Capture

  • Electronic Signature Capture

  • Barcode Scanning

FreshBooks

4.5
(3,482)

Cloud Accounting Software for Small Business Owners

Pricing

Starting from

$6/month

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about FreshBooks' value for money

It's even great for keeping track of my clients alongside my team so that we are always providing excellent communication while boosting our reputation and revenue.

Phoebe T.

Overall it has been positive and it meets the need, however, I wish there were a little more value for the money by adding accounting like quickbooks.

JV

John V.

Total

13

71

36

features in common

13

features in common

FreshBooks' unique features

  • Time & Expense Tracking

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Project Accounting

  • Visual Analytics

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Permission Management

  • Offline Access

  • Clock In / Out

  • Loyalty Program

Payment Depot

4.7
(57)

The nation's only wholesale credit card processing rates

Pricing

Starting from

$49/month

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about Payment Depot's value for money

Great documentation, terrific customer service, low low low prices. It's my go-to for payment processing.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Payment Depot makes signup and processing easy with the best pricing and support.

Fred K.

Total

2

5

36

features in common

2

features in common

Payment Depot's unique features

  • eCommerce Integration

  • POS Integration

  • PCI DSS Compliance

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Invoice Management

  • Time Clock

  • Barcode Scanning

  • Third Party Integration

Stripe

4.7
(1,799)

Online payment processing for internet businesses

Pricing

Value for money

4.5
4.5

What users say about Stripe's value for money

Furthermore, the pricing is straightforward and competitive, giving me as the end user confidence that I'm getting a quality product for a fair price.

SB

Steve B.

Overall, the benefits to my and my business have been positive. Just the fact I don't have to think about how I'm going to be getting my money, makes me happy.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Total

11

27

36

features in common

11

features in common

Stripe's unique features

  • Fraud Detection

  • Account Reconciliation

  • Multi-Currency

  • Mobile Integration

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Multi-Location

  • Inventory Tracking

  • Credit Card Processing

  • Loyalty Program

ShopKeep

4.2
(684)

The simplest way to make smarter business decisions.

Pricing

Starting from

$49/month

Value for money

4.0

0.5

4.5

What users say about ShopKeep's value for money

Overall, I believe this is a good product that just needs to be improved a little to make more functional for the price, which is not cheap.

JD

Jorge D.

Ease of use, customer friendly, foolproof set-up and training, retail pricing and inventory features, customer messaging and engagement opportunities, accounting interface.

MW

MIchael W.

Total

18

36

36

features in common

18

features in common

ShopKeep's unique features

  • CRM Integration

  • ACH Payment Processing

  • Engagement Analytics

  • Email Marketing Management

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Search Functionality

  • Price Management

  • Loyalty Program

  • Sales Tracking

Clover

4.0
(292)

Comprehensive point of sale & business management solution

Pricing

Value for money

3.6

0.9

4.5

What users say about Clover's value for money

Great pricing, great service, great equipment. Best Processing system I have used.

as

ashley s.

The only other thing that bothers me is that you can not void a transaction. Even if you void a transaction immediately, it still goes through and then refunds a day later.

DW

Dayna W.

Total

15

38

36

features in common

15

features in common

Clover's unique features

  • Accounting Management

  • Feedback Collection

  • Campaign Management

  • Shopping Cart

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Overtime Calculation

  • Mobile Signature Capture

  • Billing & Invoicing

  • Clock In / Out

NCR Silver

3.7
(142)

Tablet-based, point-of-sale system for SMBs

Pricing

Starting from

$79/month

Value for money

3.5

1.0

4.5

What users say about NCR Silver's value for money

Having a report for payroll is very important for accounting. The ability to go into back room and change item prices on the fly or add new specials instantly.

SG

Steve G.

The payment process is terribly time consuming and has caused a great deal of negative feedback on social media which has cost us in sales and also in repeat customers.

MM

Mix M.

Total

14

33

36

features in common

14

features in common

NCR Silver's unique features

  • ACH Payment Processing

  • Financial Management

  • Customer Experience Management

  • Multi-Channel Marketing

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Recurring Billing

  • Partial Payments

  • Credit Card Processing

  • Data Import

PaySimple

4.2
(76)

Run a Business. Have a Life.

Pricing

Starting from

$49.95/month

Value for money

4.2

0.3

4.5

What users say about PaySimple's value for money

It's super nice not to have to think about it and not to have to chase payments down or remember to do anything, but it's also super easy to make any changes or one off discounts.

MT

Mel T.

I absolutely adore PaySimple. It is super easy to use and I believe it is fairly priced.

DP

Dustin P.

Total

8

41

36

features in common

8

features in common

PaySimple's unique features

  • ACH Payment Processing

  • Custom Forms

  • Order Tracking

  • Calendar Management

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Partial Payments

  • Multi-Location

  • Loyalty Program

  • Data Import/Export

Cashier Live

3.8
(17)

Web-based point of sale software

Pricing

Starting from

$75/month

Value for money

2.7

1.8

4.5

What users say about Cashier Live's value for money

Good product but price increase made it expensive.

bW

ben W.

There were no discounts offered to us for being long term customers. For our small coffee business this product became unaffordable so we ended up looking into less expensive options.

JW

Jeanette W.

Total

10

24

36

features in common

10

features in common

Cashier Live's unique features

  • Filtered Views

  • Accounting Management

  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Inventory Management

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Overtime Calculation

  • Invoice Management

  • Billing & Invoicing

  • Clock In / Out

PayPal

4.7
(18,710)

Comprehensive solution to serve your business needs.

Pricing

Starting from

$0/month

Value for money

4.6

0.1

4.5

What users say about PayPal's value for money

One of my favorite things about it is how secure this is opposed to other money sending apps. It’s super easy to make purchases online since most of online retailers have paypal section.

Tsagaan T.

Feel way more secure as had a small handful of issues with independent sellers and paypal has been able to help refund money. Just overall secure app that I feel very comfortable paying with.

RN

Ronnie N.

Total

12

24

36

features in common

12

features in common

PayPal's unique features

  • Real Time Monitoring

  • Cash Management

  • Shopping Cart

  • Role-Based Permissions

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Partial Payments

  • Multi-Location

  • Loyalty Program

  • Data Import

Upserve POS

4.4
(265)

Restaurant & Bar iPad POS Management System

Pricing

Starting from

$59/month

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about Upserve POS's value for money

This is actually a great product, with the platform that is more expensive than any other that I've seen without costing $ and being hardware focused.

DK

Desta K.

This software lets me keep a closer eye on my employees, and my gross sales while breaking down what items work better for my bar. This is going to help cut inventory costs and become more profitable.

KG

Kevin G.

Total

13

28

36

features in common

13

features in common

Upserve POS's unique features

  • Order Management

  • Customer History

  • Sales Analytics

  • Real Time Data

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Receipt Management

  • Overtime Calculation

  • Clock In / Out

  • Data Import

Chargify

4.3
(197)

Recurring billing and subscription management

Pricing

Value for money

4.0

0.5

4.5

What users say about Chargify's value for money

The product also takes you through a decent workflow to help streamline your billing and helps you make better decisions on things like pricing and dunning.

JV

Joel V.

So far it has been good. In speaking with our Dev team, it is not that flexible if your subscription model has more than 1 option.

DM

Dave M.

Total

12

46

36

features in common

12

features in common

Chargify's unique features

  • A/B Testing

  • Business Intelligence

  • Revenue Management

  • Invoice Processing

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Permission Management

  • Offline Access

  • Data Import

  • Data Import/Export

Flint

3.5
(2)

Mobile Credit Card Processing (USA Only)

Features

Total

1

1

36

features in common

1

features in common

Flint's unique features

  • No unique features

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Inventory Tracking

  • Electronic Signature Capture

  • Access Control

  • Data Import/Export

Erply

4.7
(22)

Point of sale (POS) for retail

Pricing

Starting from

$39/month

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about Erply's value for money

Our goal was to focus more on business growth and less on IT, by using a solution that is easy to use, cost effective, and technologically advanced.

DW

Daniel W.

Love the ability to save pending orders. Product management is also easy to use like changing prices etc.

MG

Margaret G.

Total

12

36

36

features in common

12

features in common

Erply's unique features

  • Supplier Management

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Employee Management

  • CRM Integration

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • POS

  • Multi-Location

  • Clock In / Out

  • Data Import

QuickBooks Payments

4.3
(45)

Mobile credit card processor for vendors

Features

Total

8

17

36

features in common

8

features in common

QuickBooks Payments' unique features

  • Real Time Reporting

  • ACH Payment Processing

  • Check Processing

  • Invoice Processing

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Multi-Location

  • Gift Card System

  • Clock In / Out

  • Credit Card Processing

Authorize.net

4.4
(116)

Credit card processing for small & medium business merchants

Pricing

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about Authorize.net's value for money

That it's super easy to use, and has been extremely reliable. When dealing with your customers money, thats of the upmost importance.

CM

Courtney M.

Net makes it really easy to process and capture card transactions in a safe way. It also has an easy process for refunds.

Sierra O.

Total

7

22

36

features in common

7

features in common

Authorize.net's unique features

  • Receiving

  • eCommerce Management

  • Monitoring

  • Authentication

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Timesheets

  • Mobile Signature Capture

  • Gift Card System

  • Clock In / Out

Worldpay

3.6
(12)

Online global payment gateway

Pricing

Value for money

2.7

1.8

4.5

What users say about Worldpay's value for money

We like the brand being well known and trusted for our costomers, the professional look of the system. And the my buissness hub facility.

VM

Victoria M.

Terrible customer service and took money after I cancelled.

AT

Austin T.

Total

0

2

36

features in common

0

features in common

Worldpay's unique features

  • Benchmarking

  • Monitoring

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Gift Card System

  • Electronic Payments

  • Access Control

  • Barcode Scanning

Shopify

4.5
(3,562)

Everything you need to sell anywhere. Trusted by 160k stores

Pricing

Starting from

$29/month

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about Shopify's value for money

I appreciate the detail given for each order and there are also great functions like discount codes which makes using the website very useful. The layout, while basic, helps make navigating simple.

Adriana Z.

If you are interested in starting a basic ecommerce system then it is a great platform to start your journey with and comes at affordable pricing too.

CM

Charlie M.

Total

9

52

36

features in common

9

features in common

Shopify's unique features

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Website Integration

  • Content Management

  • Email Templates

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Partial Payments

  • Multi-Location

  • Billing & Invoicing

  • Clock In / Out

LevelUp

(0)

Mobile loyalty & payments

Features

Total

1

2

36

features in common

1

features in common

LevelUp's unique feature

  • POS Integration

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Gift Card System

  • Electronic Payments

  • Access Control

  • Data Import

Braintree

4.0
(20)

Online and mobile payment gateway

Pricing

Value for money

3.8

0.7

4.5

What users say about Braintree's value for money

I think it is the best bank to collect and transfer your money.

SG

Salomon G.

PayPal really cannot be trusted with money. There is so much fraud when using Paypal you end up making a loss.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Total

1

3

36

features in common

1

features in common

Braintree's unique features

  • Chat

  • Receiving

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Inventory Tracking

  • Electronic Signature Capture

  • Access Control

  • Data Import/Export

PremierWireless

4.5
(25)

Cloud-based point-of-sale software for wireless retailers

Pricing

Value for money

4.7

0.2

4.5

What users say about PremierWireless' value for money

The job costing piece is very helpful. The amazing tech support is always there to help.

YS

Yana S.

When we started looking at the cost of independent Loyalty Programs, we were pretty shocked, but we knew we were losing customers to our competitors because so many others had Loyalty Programs.

EM

Eddie M.

Total

4

18

36

features in common

4

features in common

PremierWireless' unique features

  • Role-Based Permissions

  • Customizable Reporting

  • POS Integration

  • Auditing

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Summary Reports

  • Mobile Signature Capture

  • Electronic Signature Capture

  • Barcode Scanning

iZettle

4.6
(19)

Accept credit card payments with a smartphone or tablet

Pricing

Value for money

4.8

0.3

4.5

What users say about iZettle's value for money

It has an attractive discount rate too, and hardware options are beautiful.

WT

Warren T.

Great app for newco companies setting up on a budget but robust enough to support a mid-size organization. Simple programmable interface with a high degree of functionality.

Anthony N.

Total

2

4

36

features in common

2

features in common

iZettle's unique features

  • Categorization

  • Commenting

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Gift Card System

  • Electronic Payments

  • Barcode Scanning

  • Third Party Integration

Epos Now

4.1
(249)

Secure electronic point of sale (POS) system

Pricing

Starting from

$39/month

Value for money

3.9

0.6

4.5

What users say about Epos Now's value for money

We are extremely happy with our purchase overall. The solution is leagues beyond our previous POS software and the cost to switched worked out to be less that the cost to upgrade.

JC

Jo C.

Ve bought the integration with Shopify and this sync is not working either and they are blaming Shopify about this. No product or refund data to be synced during the day, nobody to reach for help.

ZD

Zehra D.

Total

21

55

36

features in common

21

features in common

Epos Now's unique features

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Barcode Support

  • Real Time Updates

  • POS Integration

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Sales Tax Management

  • Search Functionality

  • Electronic Payments

  • Electronic Signature Capture

Toast POS

4.2
(269)

Cloud-based Point of Sale solution for restaurants

Pricing

Starting from

$100/month

Value for money

3.9

0.6

4.5

What users say about Toast POS's value for money

We also have the inventory module and love the costing and menu mapping.

GC

Gregg C.

I enjoy how many items can be displayed throughout the system within endless categories. It is very simple to edit the spelling of a product, the price or the quantity you have remaining.

JT

Jill T.

Total

8

18

36

features in common

8

features in common

Toast POS's unique features

  • Real Time Reporting

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Automatic Notifications

  • Status Reporting

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Overtime Calculation

  • Mobile Signature Capture

  • Billing & Invoicing

  • Clock In / Out

Koomi POS

4.4
(70)

iPad POS for quick-serve, takeaway & on-the-go customers

Pricing

Starting from

$79/month

Value for money

4.3

0.2

4.5

What users say about Koomi POS's value for money

I usually change my settings and prices at home with my phone. The fact it's an app on a tablet is also super nice.

Gabriel S.

You get a software with all the abilities you need for a cash register in a small shop at a perfect price.

EL

Emilie L.

Total

18

31

36

features in common

18

features in common

Koomi POS's unique features

  • Customizable Branding

  • Promotions Management

  • Activity Dashboard

  • Reporting & Statistics

Square Point of Sale's unique features

  • Search Functionality

  • Partial Payments

  • Billing & Invoicing

  • Recurring Billing

Odoo

4.2
(384)

Full Suite of Integrated Business Apps

Pricing

Starting from

$20/month

Value for money

4.1

0.4

4.5

What users say about Odoo's value for money

It has a very large community of users and with the best support for this type of applications. It has the best prices in the market and even has a free version for small businesses.

Jaimel R.

Relatively inexpensive to use compared to products in its category. Studio app in the very friendly to make many changes required during implementation.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Total

23

263

36

features in common

23

features in common

Odoo's unique features

  • 360 Degree Feedback

  • Visitor Tracking

  • Campaign Segmentation

  • Accounting Management