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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,...

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Sortly is a visual, photo based inventory management and asset tracking app that is built specifically for the needs of small businesses

  • 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

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

39

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

284

70

8

4

3

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

4.4

5

4

3

2

1

41

29

6

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
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

The ease of use of this software is the best part. With features that make it easy to see what inventory you have where, it is the best platform that I have found for my small business.
This software works extremely well, the structure of it is brilliant. I love how it integrates with dropbox and creates a filing hierchy.
The ability to take a scan of the bar code on most items is very helpful. It helps capture the serial number which in turn helps us track when the item was purchased.

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 find it frustrating often and it is difficult to find support.
The software is missing an option for filtering items through multiple tags. Right now, we can select a single tag for filtering.
Search field suing the web / computer doesn't work as well as the apps. Low inventory alerts are needed.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review10 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review5 months ago

Key features

  • Total features77
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backorder Management
  • Bar POS
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Label Management
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Batch Printing
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Historical Reporting
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Label Designer
  • Label Templates
  • Labeling
  • Location Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • RFID Scanning
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • 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
  • Supply Management
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Touch Screen
  • Transaction History
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features54
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backorder Management
  • Bar POS
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcode/Label Management
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Batch Printing
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Expiration Date Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Historical Reporting
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Label Designer
  • Label Templates
  • Labeling
  • Location Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • RFID Scanning
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • 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
  • Supply Management
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Touch Screen
  • Transaction History
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • 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
  • Toast POS
  • Wix
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Worldpay
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Authorize.net
  • Braintree
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Shopify
  • Stripe
  • Toast POS
  • Wix
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Worldpay
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square for Retail

Makes business transactions hassle free!!!

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

My mother in law makes cakes and sells them on her own. There was no store register to use and she had to make the cakes and take payment, which became overwhelming. She was taking cash because she had no way to take card, which was difficult because everyone uses cards now. So when she enlisted our help, the first we did was buy a Square Reader. Now, we just hook it up to her phone, while she grabs the food, they swipe and they are on their way. This has made work easier on all of us!

Cons

Sometimes, very rarely, it takes an extra swipe. In the end, everything gets sorted and no double charges.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square for Retail

Great for entrepreneurs

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is very easy to use and convenient for my customers

Pros

The ease of use for this product is amazing. I love how you can make a sale with the virtual terminal by either swiping a card or sending an invoice.

Cons

The fees per use can be cumbersome. However all pay portals have some sort of fee to use their product.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Square for Retail

Easy solution for taking payment

Reviewed 4 months ago

Square has made it so easy to run the retail side of my business along with saving me a ton of money on fees my old bank charged for credit card processing.

Pros

In the past I've used traditional forms of credit card accepting machines and software provided by my bank. Very expensive and cumbersome. Square has made accepting credit cards cost effective and very easy. The retail setup has made keeping inventory easy along with sorting out sales taxes. The advantage of using AP on phone when not in store is extremely helpful and again very easy to use.

Cons

No real cons, If I were to get picky I'd say initial set up takes a bit of time but nothing really worth complaining about.

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Square for Retail

Not at all what promised

Reviewed 2 years ago

Would absolutely not recommend. If I could afford oui rd I would switch.

Pros

Purchase orders, compact hardware, familiarity

Cons

Service: was sold that they had 24/7 for retail . They do not. On boarding. No help whatsoever. Missing seriously needed things, like searching/sorting by vendor. Serious issues with hardware package , they dumped us of on maker, will not take care if the issue. Major input issues, no real support on how to do. things.

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