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Square for Retail vs PHP Point of Sale Comparison

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Overview

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Square for Retail is a point of sale (POS) system for retail businesses, with integrated inventory management, customer profiles,...

PHP Point of Sale is a cloud-based retail POS solution designed for small to mid size businesses that aids with managing...

  • 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

Starting from
$

60

/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

34

/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

274

67

8

3

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

219

67

15

3

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
100%
would recommend this app

Pros

The super cheap and easy to use interface is awesome. Being able to carry a card reader at all times has improved the way I take deposits for gear rentals.
The compactness of it was definitely appreciated and it was nice to have one, easy to find location for all the important statistics.
Overall Square for Retail is a quality option to have at your disposal. I think it represents the best product of its kind; plus the company sends a Square reader to you for free.

Pros

Integration with stripe is great feature; also the commitment to upgrades is solid, so easy to get up and running with economical equipment.
Easy to use and excellent platform with great customer service, any time I have needed help they have been there for me.
I have been very happy with PHP Point of Sale. From the functionality to the quick response it has been a pleasure to use.

Cons

I had to sit with my bank to file a dispute with Square, put a hold on all charges by Square, and start using an entirely different payment processor just to avoid Square stealing my money.
A client purchased multiple packages totally thousands of dollars from my company, received the services, and then disputed the charges as 'unrecognized. I provided the following to square.
Square permits fraudulent chargebacks against your company.

Cons

I do have problems with the system maintaining accurate item counts. That's really my main complaint My item counts are always off.
If you are using it for the first time, you might have a little headache. No detail video tutorial on how to use the software.
The new pricing is a bit ridiculous to me, Year and every year the price seems to go up.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review14 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review4 months ago

Key features

  • Total features77
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Backorder Management
  • Bar POS
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check Processing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Calculations
  • Commission Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • For Retail
  • Gift Card Management
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Label Templates
  • Layaway Management
  • Location Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Timesheet Management
  • Touch Screen
  • Transaction History
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features58
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Backorder Management
  • Bar POS
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Cash Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check Processing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Calculations
  • Commission Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Currency Conversion
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • For Retail
  • Gift Card Management
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Label Templates
  • Layaway Management
  • Location Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Timesheet Management
  • Touch Screen
  • Transaction History
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations19
  • Authorize.net
  • Braintree
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Shopify
  • Stripe
  • Wix
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Worldpay
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iZettle
  • Total integrations5
  • Authorize.net
  • Braintree
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Shopify
  • Stripe
  • Wix
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Worldpay
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • iZettle

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

Square for Retail vs. PHP Point of Sale

See how Square for Retail and PHP Point of Sale stack up against each other by comparing features, pricing, ratings, integrations, security & more.