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Overview

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

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The PayPal Here app is a mobile point of sale (POS) software designed to help businesses securely process debit or credit...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

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Free

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
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User reviews

4.7

1.8K

5

4

3

2

1

1,346

386

68

13

14

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

4.6

1.9K

5

4

3

2

1

1,352

474

82

7

8

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

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.

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Anonymous Reviewer

Pros

My experience is really good and I was using PayPal since 2020 and I love to used it I can use PayPal Donation which is really good for streamers and gamers.

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Shivam K.

In general my experience is positive on the other hand I think that it is very important to have a good customer service and be present in the Arab countries as well.

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Anonymous Reviewer

If you love PayPal then PayPal Here is going to be another favorite. It's easy to use and perfect for in-person selling.

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Chris L.

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.

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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.

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Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

Susceptible to scammers and fraudulent activities that use its brand to lend an air of credibility to their activities.

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Abdulmajid K.

You have to be connected to an internet signal to use it. We've been in a spot where service is weak and the app lags or crashes.

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Patrick P.

So far, I've been blocked by paypal because there is a signal problem when logging in. This made me to create a new account, which of course had an effect on the work I was doing.

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Putu L.

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Key features

  • Total features100
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Cash Management
  • Cash Transactions
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check Processing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Cake Orders
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Delivery Management
  • Device Enrollment
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Management
  • Estimating
  • For Bakeries
  • For Bars/Clubs
  • For Restaurants
  • For Retail
  • For iPad Devices
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Labor Cost Calculator
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Menu Builder
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Offline Access
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Ordering Automation
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Promotions Management
  • QR Codes
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales History
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Security Management
  • Separate Checks
  • Split Checks
  • Stock Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Tips Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features40
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Cash Management
  • Cash Transactions
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check Processing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Custom Cake Orders
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Delivery Management
  • Device Enrollment
  • Discount Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Management
  • Estimating
  • For Bakeries
  • For Bars/Clubs
  • For Restaurants
  • For Retail
  • For iPad Devices
  • Fraud Detection
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice History
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Item Management
  • Labor Cost Calculator
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Menu Builder
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Offline Access
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Ordering Automation
  • PCI Compliance
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Promotions Management
  • QR Codes
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Invoicing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales History
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Security Management
  • Separate Checks
  • Split Checks
  • Stock Management
  • Tax Calculation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Tips Management
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations98
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Authorize.Net
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations10
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Authorize.Net
  • Dynamics 365
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • FreshBooks
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Sage Intacct
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Square Point of Sale

Easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

This is a great option if you don’t have a lot of processing volume and if you don’t want to be locked into a contract.

Cons

2.75% is higher than PayPal or other similar processors.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Point of Sale

Integrates well into your website

Reviewed 3 years ago

Good service and better than paypal.

Pros

I use and still use paypal but they have way to many fees. Square doesn't have fees for the service I use outside the transaction charge. It integrates into your website for free! Paypal charges like $30 a month for that service or more.

Cons

I wish there was an option to pay for the service per month rather than a transaction charge. Let me explain...instead of paying 2.75% per transaction there could be an option to pay a monthly charge which would be less in the aggregate.

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Square Payments

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Easy to use for accepting payments. Plugs in for swiping cards and accepts manual entries.

Cons

Works the same as PayPal reader and app. Nothing new here.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Point of Sale

Great software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Love it. Will recommend to anyone over PayPal

Pros

Easy to use. Can take anywhere. Makes direct sale so much easier. Most people prefer to Pay with card this makes it possible

Cons

Nothing it’s a great product. Constantly updating to fix any issues

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Take payments from anyone!

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Take payments from anyone on your phone! Connects right to your PayPal.

Cons

processing fee for each charge, can take several days to transfer to your bank.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Hassle free

Reviewed a year ago

Fair and decent. No complaints and a good alternative to PayPal.

Pros

Fees were low, set up was quick and customer service is fair. Overall a good merchant to use if not wanting to go through all the paperwork with regular merchants.

Cons

Price of the unit is a bit high but still fair. Security is a bit strict but I suppose that is good for protecting the community.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Love Love Square

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, I prefer square any day over stripe and PayPal payments.

Pros

Love live square. Love that it can be used for both in store and online payments. It sync with my quickbooks which saves me a whole lot of time. It gives detail daily reports which includes best seller of the day, number of sales, number of products sold and what type of product sold, taxes paid, types of payment the customers used, plus it syncs with my online store inventory. Square gives you all the detail info you never realized you need till you need it all in one place. So easy to use and tailored for retailers. Love the Apple Pay feature too.

Cons

My big con with square integration is it doesn’t sync well with bigcommerce. By that I mean, my online sales gets imported as a custom order so there is no itemized list of what the customers bought. Also with bigcommerce, there is no way for me to take Apple Pay or other digital wallet payments. Square does have digital wallet payment options with their square space shopping cart. Fingers crossed they will fix this custom import stuff soon.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Comparison to Paypal

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I have both a Square and a Paypal reader. I find myself always reaching for Paypal. Square is great, don't get me wrong, but I am more familiar with Paypal so I go with what I know. Square comes with a cute little reader for point of sale transactions. The app works. I've never experienced a glitch. There are many opportunities for customization of inventory as well.

Cons

I just find that the checkout process is a bit...cumbersome. It's just the layout. It's not awful, but I don't prefer it.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Square is good but you PAY for it

Reviewed 3 years ago

offsite and no internet except cell phones this is a CLEAR winner.

Pros

super easy to use for my clients. If they cant afford a super POS this is what they use. Can use offsite with a cell phone and boom. Take credit cards. I mean. Jetsons it is. I love

Cons

very expensive fees associate with it. Its part of paypal I think so its very big brother...

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great system I’ve used it as a business and a customer however not competitively priced

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall I’m happy with square I use it and Venmo/PayPal because it’s free also PayPal has the tools for shipping built into their system so I can easily use that. Another plus for PayPa is that it has email functions.

Pros

I love that the square POS it’s simple to process purchases and sales. Very user friendly easy to input items sku number and names and addresses and create invoices and receipts to be emailed or texted to customers.

Cons

Not competitively priced the fees are not as low as other point of sales. They have built a great name and can charge higher prices.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Resource for your business

Reviewed 2 years ago

I would have loved it if I could use my cards or PayPal account

Pros

I like that it can and will transfer right to your bank account and that you can take payment right through your phone.

Cons

There is no other way to use it without a bank account. You can not even link it to your PayPal. I understand the security of it.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Point of Sale

A huge help when running estate sales

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Point of Sale

Excellent POS System

Reviewed 5 years ago

Fast and easy setup. Accurate customer contact information stored in the "cloud".

Pros

The best part of Square POS is the ability to retain customer records and export them to our database. Square is also less expensive than many of the other POS systems. It's easy to use, very intuitive and is worth the setup and integration. We use Square at Trade Shows and Conferences for in person point of sales. This is also the best due to the chip card and apple pay capabilities.

Cons

It can be expensive to refund money, as the fees are not returned, like they are with PayPal. So, it is important to know that you won't get a return ahead of time for the service or product you are selling. Otherwise, we will use PayPal

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Good for on the spot transactions

Reviewed 2 years ago

Square makes it easy it’s swipe your customers card then and there. Very easy to use.

Pros

The best thing about Square is that you can swipe your payments right there on the spot. No waiting for payment to come through later or for client to forget and need to be reminded. It happens at that moment.

Cons

It’s very similar to PayPal in transaction use. There’s nothing I don’t like. It’s just nice to have another payment method.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square Point of Sale

Perfect for Small Businesses

Reviewed 3 years ago

Since using Square for my small business, I have felt more professional and organized. I was using PayPal before this, and I just felt like my customers deserved better. Square gave me options that I did not have with PayPal and made my transaction process smooth and seamless.

Pros

I love that Square is so easy to use and set up. I run a small company where I sell customized products. Square is perfect because for my company because of the low fees, quick set-up and free initial square reader. In addition, the inventory control option is just so amazing and simple. I can add and control inventory (even add photos) from the app with ease. I can also create and edit prices while creating customer inventories. Square helps my small business feel professional.

Cons

There is nothing I do not like about Square. It is the most professional off all inexpensive point of sales and is perfect for a small business.