Square Point of Sale Features

Square Point of Sale

iPad & Android point of sale (POS) system

4.66/5 (1,713 reviews)

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Billing & Invoicing
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Clock In / Out
Commission Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Data Import/Export
Data Security
Delivery Management
Discount Management
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Employee Management
Fraud Detection
Gift Card Management
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
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Invoice Creation
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Invoice Management
Layaway Management
Loyalty Program
Mobile Access
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Online Invoicing
Online Ordering
Order Management
Ordering Automation
PCI Compliance
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Payment Processing
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Price / Margin Management
Pricing Management
Promotions Management
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
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Retail Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Bar POS
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Barcode Recognition
Billing & Invoicing
Cash Management
Clock In / Out
Commission Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Data Import/Export
Data Security
Delivery Management
Discount Management
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Employee Management
Fraud Detection
Gift Card Management
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Creation
Invoice History
Invoice Management
Layaway Management
Loyalty Program
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Offline Access
Online Invoicing
Online Ordering
Order Management
Ordering Automation
PCI Compliance
Partial Payments
Payment Processing
Point of Sale (POS)
Price / Margin Management
Pricing Management
Promotions Management
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Restaurant POS
Retail Management
Retail POS
Returns Management
Returns Tracking
Sales History
Sales Reports
Sales Tax Management
Search/Filter
Separate Checks
Shopping Cart
Split Checks
Summary Reports
Third Party Integrations
Timesheet Management
Tips Management
Touch Screen
Transaction History
eCommerce Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Bar POS
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Barcode Recognition
Billing & Invoicing
Cash Management
Clock In / Out
Commission Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Data Import/Export
Data Security
Delivery Management
Discount Management
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Employee Management
Fraud Detection
Gift Card Management
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Creation
Invoice History
Invoice Management
Layaway Management
Loyalty Program
Mobile Access
Multi-Location
Offline Access
Online Invoicing
Online Ordering
Order Management
Ordering Automation
PCI Compliance
Partial Payments
Payment Processing
Point of Sale (POS)
Price / Margin Management
Pricing Management
Promotions Management
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Restaurant POS
Retail Management
Retail POS
Returns Management
Returns Tracking
Sales History
Sales Reports
Sales Tax Management
Search/Filter
Separate Checks
Shopping Cart
Split Checks
Summary Reports
Third Party Integrations
Timesheet Management
Tips Management
Touch Screen
Transaction History
eCommerce Management
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iOS App


274,159 reviews

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Square Point of Sale Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Square Point of Sale's features:

Anonymous
(Wholesale company, 11-50 employees)

Sqare Point of Sale - Pros and Cons

2019-12-07

Overall - I am happy with Square! Good features and reasonable pricing!

Pros

Good pricing and customer support available. Great hardware options - Android and IOS Capability Able to run in offline mode.

Cons

Also, occasional account freezing due to suspected fraudulent activity.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kathy K.

Simple, Transparent, Informative

2017-01-16

The transparency of real-time credit card fees is another key component to running a small, growing business with no surprises!

Pros

We like the real-time look into the day's activity.

Cons

To track Sales per Employee (with Employee Management), each Employee has to log on and bring up his/her own sale.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Maria O.

The only POS for small businesses' small budget.

2018-09-18

Really helps with business accounting, reporting and management, on top of reliable card processing.

Pros

Little investment to start, very functional, and helpful management tools.

Cons

Don't accept some debit cards. Dometimes slow to connect.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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James P.

So easy to set up, and works great!

2017-12-07

Pros

Cash management all works seemlessly.

Cons

We wish the ux was a bit more customizable. It would be easier for our employees if we could organize items beyond the basic grid.

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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Alan H.

Square>PayPal (for the most part)

2018-10-15

Pros

For our purposes, we have a Cash.me (Square Cash) account and our own Square account as well for more formal things like invoicing advertising clients and the like.

Cons

Square integration into a website requires a third party backend to do so, something that PayPal does not require, making them easier to integrate into one's website without giving up info to a third party backend, which in itself can costs hundreds, if not thousand of dollars.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Tyler B.

Incredible payment processing at reasonable fees

2019-04-19

It has been great, have used both mobile payments and web integration through woo commerce and both have been fantastic.

Pros

It is fast, easy and secure. The reporting is great.

Cons

The integration with woo commerce could be better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

Great for instant deposits

2018-12-18

Pros

There is some good features for invoicing, saving customer billing data and reporting.

Cons

The fees for manual card entry are a bit steep

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sam J.

Square is super slick and simple

2018-05-11

Hands down the best credit card processing interface for small businesses.

Pros

Square is profoundly easy to use and has enabled my business transactions to flow fast and quickly.

Cons

And there is no option to do email invoices unless you're online.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marc M.

Used and loved daily

2020-04-23

Some minor issues with features lacking on mobile, but I know this is likely temporary as Square has the money and size to get new software features out regularly.

Pros

I am very pleased with the abilities to track activities with clients, record notes about the service, capture payment, financial and activity reports, and easily tie in the financial info to my bank account and QuickBooks.

Cons

Clients each have their own client card for info and interaction tracking, these cards can then be grouped with custom-named groups, but I find inconsistencies with groups between desktop and mobile, with mobile lacking in some regards.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jess M.

Great simple POS for small shops

2018-03-07

Square POS enabled us to add a POS to replace our old cash register for the minimum expense. Much more affordable than competing products but also has far fewer features and poor support for tip handling.

Pros

Very easy to setup Affordable processing Good invoicing system Very easy to customize Simple Pretty design makes it easy to use all day

Cons

If you don't have employee management on and you have multiple shift workers sharing a register and pooled tips it turns into a Custom Report nightmare.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa L.

Easy to use for collecting payments

2021-06-16

It has been convenient to use and to allow multiple people from the organization to access the information.

Pros

It is easy to use, you can access it anywhere, and you can collect payments directly from customers through a website.

Cons

It takes some time to learn how to use the reporting and dashboard aspects of the software and to know what each report with create.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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R. Brad S.

Not just POS software-Square has become integrated in almost every part of our business

2018-12-08

Pros

We have moved all of our customer data, invoicing, loyalty programs, and some of our marketing over to Square.

Cons

Square started as a simple swipe-your-card app but has morphed into a payments superpower.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Services company, 11-50 employees)

On the go transactions

2019-10-15

Overall, the experience of square Pos has been very help to receiving payment on the go.

Pros

With square Pos you can except any card transactions Ease of managing customer information Next day bank transfer options Analytics sale option

Cons

None per say , also is important to note that not all option like the sales analytics report are free to basic account users

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kiley E.

Love this software for on-the-go sales!

2018-07-11

Kept track of invoices, gave me a sales report the next day, saved customer info, didn't have to print receipts

Pros

I also like that I can keep track of cash sales and get a report on total sales in my email later.

Cons

Navigation between items on my product list can be a bit time consuming (not ideal in a fast paced situation).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rene T.

What are you waiting for?

2020-07-14

highly editable menus, reports ticketing and items management on the fly from any ios device.

Pros

Easy sign up and use deposits are automatic fast deposit times free credit card reader

Cons

transaction fees should be a bit cheaper rfid reader should be free after fees paid nothing else... it's a great product

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Caretta C.

Square Point of Sale

2019-02-15

I use square as my main business software to process all my sales, create and generate all my sales reports, and more.

Pros

It allow you complete mobile access from anywhere.

Cons

If you have a need to use other features of the software like marketing or time management you will have to pay extra for each individual employee.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Apparel & Fashion company, 1-10 employees)

A minimal POS solution

2019-01-29

The credit card transaction integration is of course the best part of this POS solution, and the locked-in rates are decent for most businesses.

Pros

Good support for mobile transactions, easy and simple to use.

Cons

POS feature set is minimal, if you have complex variants, custom products it might not be an idea solution.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 51-200 employees)

Square

2021-03-26

Square tracks payments well, and keeps the data organized.

Pros

Square makes reporting simple, and we can effectively use all of the data we collect to improve our product.

Cons

Their hardware isn't the best. It can be hard to pair the chip reader with phones, so we have decided to use tablets.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Chad C.

Great Tool for Small Business

2019-01-04

I like the turn around on getting payments into my bank account.

Pros

I have used Square for approximately 3 years now.

Cons

My only complaint is the extra fee for invoicing rather than swiping a card as most of my transactions are invoiced.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Amy J.

Easy Payment Processing

2019-07-29

Pros

Square Point of Sale is the only software that I use to process my credit card payments. The ability to log into my account on my tablet, computer, or mobile and access my entire product selection is very useful.

Cons

No cons to report for this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer I.

Square Is the Best on the Market

2019-12-12

There are great reporting features.

Pros

We love the easy layout and clean design. There is almost no learning curve, either, to train new staff.

Cons

We've tried to integrate the two without success.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kristin C.

Helpful platform with business friendly tools!

2019-07-03

They have made it easy for me to collect payments, send invoices, and track my reporting.

Pros

It has a lot of functionality for me to process client payments, send client invoices, track sales and deposits and so much more.

Cons

I don't have any cons to address. Over the years, Square has added functionality to meet all of my needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Aimee M.

Use only out of necessity

2018-11-28

I originally signed-on to allow payment processing while on location.

Pros

The reporting feature is fantastic; it makes my monthly and yearly reporting much easier.

Cons

At times, I've found myself struggling to process a simple payment because I didn't have a custom product/item created.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Desirae S.

Square Point of Sale

2018-07-25

Sending invoices via email as well as reminders for over due bills is ridiculously easy and even fun.

Pros

It not only offers easy invoicing and employee management, it also allows you to produce some reports and identify some trends.

Cons

The application allows for reports and some data filtering, though it does appear to be somewhat limited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Bridget S.

Great credit card processing

2019-12-13

Love knowing what I have at what location in 1 report!

Pros

Very easy to use and keep track of inventory at multiple locations.

Cons

Importing the library can sometimes be a challenge.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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