Square for Retail Software Pricing & Features

Square for Retail

POS & inventory management for retail businesses

4.7/5 (114 reviews)

Square for Retail overview

Square for Retail is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) system designed for retail businesses, which includes tools for inventory, customer, and employee management. The system allows users to track and manage multiple store inventories, create customer profiles, and includes an integrated time clock, enabling employees to clock in and out at the cash register.

Square for Retail’s inventory management tools allow users to track, transfer, and adjust stock over multiple store locations, with automatic alerts for low stock levels. Users can create purchase orders and send these to vendors, and generate cost of goods sold (COGS) and margin reports. For sales, product barcodes can be scanned, or product keywords can be searched.

Customer profiles are automatically created for each card transaction, allowing users to record customer details, track purchase histories, and also add notes or customer preferences to profiles to offer a more personalized service. Square for Retail automatically sorts customers into groups based on whether they are casual, loyal, or lapsed customers, and users can also create their own custom groups. Customer payment details can also be added, enabling users to charge customers with a single click. All payment types can be accepted through Square, including cash, gift cards, credit and debit cards, and NFC (near-field communication) methods such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, and contactless cards. Digital receipts can be sent to customers by email or SMS, using contact detailed stored in their profile.


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Free trial
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United States, Australia, Canada, Japan

Supported languages

English, Japanese, Spanish
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Square for Retail reviews

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Nate Fisher

I have mixed feelings. I like the look/feel of the old app better. It seemed more user friendly.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-08-09
Review Source: Capterra

I like the ability to transfer inventory from one store to another. I like the ability to have employees clock-in/clock-out to keep track of pay and what items a specific employee sells. I like the ability to adjust quantities from the app instead of just the dashboard.

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Square for Retail

POS & inventory management for retail businesses

Joshua Singh

A great and easy way for receiving payments.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-05
Review Source: Capterra

I really like how sleek, modern, and clean this method for receiving payment works. It has a very modern GUI, with large clear numbers and values as opposed to the majority of credit card readers that have much more pixelated appearances and significantly smaller font sizes in comparison. Also, the ease of the option of signing when required with a finger on a touchscreen device is better than the alternatives available today such as signing with a physical pen or a stylus for digital screens. These features save time at checkout which in turn increases efficiency, and as my time is very valuable to me, I greatly appreciate these factors that contribute to the ease of use.

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Square for Retail

POS & inventory management for retail businesses

Chace Curtis

Square is the catalyst to making my passion have value.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

I am a freelance graphic artist. I use this software to make it easy to put value in my art. I now have the easiest way to my a living on my work anywhere I am or will be. Overall wonderful experience.The most favorable feature in using square is its simplicity. In less than 10 minutes I was all set up with full understanding of how the software worked. It was quick and clean and practically effortless. When I was all finished I couldn’t believe it I said “ wow, really? That’s it? I’m done?” Great interface with extremely user-friendly and modern design.

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Square for Retail

POS & inventory management for retail businesses

Tahnee Elliott

Love Square! I've been using it a year and am very happy with everything!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-09
Review Source: Capterra

I love the integration with Big Commerce so I can easily sell online and in store with inventory syncs immediately. We do a lot of volume so the immediate inventory sync is very important to us or we would oversell items.

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Square for Retail

POS & inventory management for retail businesses

Maddie Elise

Square for small business retail

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-22
Review Source: Capterra

Square was a cheap way for me to reach a larger demographic of people at the markets, it adds to my business's professionalism and I would recommend it to anyone. I love the convenience of swiping a card, I love that it pays out quickly (far quicker than over my website) and it keeps peoples information from past square interactions they've done so you can send them a receipt.

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Square for Retail

POS & inventory management for retail businesses

Square for Retail pricing

Starting from
Pricing options
Free trial
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$60 per register, per month.
2.75% payment processing fee per transaction.

30-day free trial available.

Pricing Comparison

How does Square for Retail compare with other Retail & Consumer Services apps?

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Square for Retail

99% of apps offer a
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Free trial?

Square for Retail

85% of apps have a
free trial

Free plan?

Square for Retail

19% of apps have a
free plan

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Square for Retail Pricing Reviews

  • Easy to use, simple pricing structure, advanced reporting, competitive pricing.
  • Very easy to use, much more reliable than other software, flat rate makes it the most affordable option
  • Compact, can be carried anywhere. Easy to install and use. Can accept payments anytime at any location.
  • Easy to use - easy setup - use is for beginners up to experts. Take cards easily! Price is fair (per use).
  • Nothing I can think of - all worked well!
  • iPad-only, Poor cost-of-goods reporting, Pared-down features
  • Some competitors offer better pricing plans for online sales.
  • Every now and then, I'll experience a connectivity issue that will be very frustrating.
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

Square for Retail features

Automatic Notifications
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customer History
Customer Loyalty Program
Discount Management
Employee Management
Gift Card System
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Real Time Data
Search Functionality

API (41 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (44 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (36 other apps)
Data Import/Export (34 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (49 other apps)
Sales Reporting (46 other apps)

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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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#13 in Inventory Management

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Additional information for Square for Retail

Key features of Square for Retail

  • Inventory management
  • Low stock alerts
  • Purchase orders
  • Automatic margin reporting
  • Multi-location support
  • Stock transfer
  • Stock adjustments
  • Automatic customer profile creation
  • Purchase histories
  • Standard & custom customer groups
  • Customer notes & preferences
  • Barcode scanning
  • Keyword search
  • Sales tax management
  • Digital receipts
  • Product search
  • Customer search
  • Payment processing
  • Credit card processing
  • Employee permissions
  • Integrated timecards
  • Employee clock in/out
  • Discount management
  • Retail analytics
  • Built-in employee management


Stock can be managed, adjusted, and transferred across multiple locations, with users automatically alerted to low stock levels and able to create purchase orders to be sent to vendors.

Customer profiles are automatically created from card transactions, allowing users to track purchase histories, record customer preferences, and add notes.

Item barcodes can be scanned, or users can search for items using keywords, and payments can be accepted in multiple forms, including cash, contactless, chip-and-pin, or magstripe cards, Android Pay, and Apple Pay.

Individual employee accounts can be created, granting access to POS features while maintaining control over settings and sensitive information.

The integrated time clock allows employees to clock in and clock out at the register, and users can track and edit employee timecards at any time.