Square for Retail

Who Uses Square for Retail?

Whether you sell online or in store, Square for Retail can work for your retail business no matter your size or style.

What Is Square for Retail?

Square for Retail includes all the tools you need to run your retail business. With Square for Retail you can sell in-store and online seamlessly, with an easy-to-use point of sale, integrated payments, seamless online store, advanced inventory management, and powerful reporting. Offer contactless payments and in-store pickup, and manage all your orders. Integrated with Squares powerful ecosystem so you can customize your solution with everything from invoices to email marketing. Try it free!

Square for Retail Details

Square

https://squareup.com/

Founded 2009

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Starting price

US$60,00/month
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US$499,00/month
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Free Version

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Free Trial

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Square for Retail deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Videos

Square for Retail Features

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Historical Reporting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Label Printing
  • Label Templates
  • Labeling
  • Location Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Receiving Labels
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • ACH Payment Processing
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automated Card Printing
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Client Portal
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Production Tracking
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Receipt Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Routing
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Shopping Cart
  • Stem Counting
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • User Management
  • Website Integration

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  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management

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  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Synchronization
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Contract Pricing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • ERP
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Labeling
  • List Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Ordering Automation
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Stock Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
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  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • For Retail
  • Forecasting
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Stock Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Touch Screen
  • Transaction History
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
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  • Bar POS
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  • Barcode Recognition
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  • Cash Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
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  • Order Management
  • Partial Payments
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  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
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  • Restaurant POS
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  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
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  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Transaction History
  • eCommerce Management

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Square for Retail Reviews

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Overall rating

4,7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,7
Customer Service 4,4
Features 4,6
Value for Money 4,5

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Patrick S.
Owner
Entertainment, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/12

"Square for Retail has been amazing!!"

Comments: Square for Retail does just about everything I need to do to get paid more easily

Pros: Square for Retail is very simple to use, with very low fees to use it. There is no monthly charge, just pay a fee with each transaction. You can even sign up for a business card linked directly to your Square Account, so you don't have to complicate things with a transfer

Cons: There really isn't anything bad to say about Square for Retail. You can easily make invoices, recurring payments, even create links for donations to your company.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/12
Janet M.
Owner
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/09/13

"Great Point of sale system"

Comments: Awesome and after using two other point of sale systems we have had no issues with the system going down. Very reliable.

Pros: Easy to use! Download the App and get setup. I just recently bought their Square Register and it is awesome. Customer service will help you get the right APP for your business.

Cons: Been using their credit card device for well over a year and have never had any issues. There isn’t one thing i don’t like.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/09/13
Travis W.
Operations Manager
Museums & Institutions, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/17

"The new way to handle Point of sale"

Comments: We started using Square just for events then migrated to using it for all of our credit card transactions and now we use it for our entire point of sale.

Pros: The overall ease of use is great. But the real winner for our organization was that the merchant fees were so much more reasonable than our prior merchant. The ability to track inventory is also very helpful, and has simplified my life.

Cons: The void system being only for restaurant usage is a bit frustrating. The reporting system could also use more options for customization.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/17
Melanie A.
Business Owner
Events Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/18

"They Allow Fraud and Theft"

Comments: Horrible experience. Square permits fraudulent chargebacks against your company. 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:
Her signed contracts, with an anti-chargeback clause
Photos of us performing the services at the event, with her in the photos
A chain of her emails, including an email after her event thanking us for job well done
Despite this proof and legally binding contract, Square sided with her and removed the funds from my account. 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.
Absolute fraud.

Pros: People understand how to use it, so it's widely accepted as a valid method of payment and no one is nervous about using it (they should be!)

Cons: Square permits fraudulent chargebacks against your company. 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:
Her signed contracts, with an anti-chargeback clause
Photos of us performing the services at the event, with her in the photos
A chain of her emails, including an email after her event thanking us for job well done
Despite this proof and legally binding contract, Square sided with her and removed the funds from my account. 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.
Absolute fraud.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/18
Daniel E.
Senior Pastor
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/04/29

"Excellent Software with Hardware Shortcomings"

Comments: Overall, Square for Retail is a powerful software that allows you to take sales portably with a very small footprint. However, the hardware has catching up to do.

Pros: Square easily handles transactions for our church book stall. It provides up-to-date inventory and online reporting for tax purposes. You can easily add sales, promotions, and other tailor-made functions.

Cons: What I like least about this software is the hardware. We utilize the Square Terminal, which was attractive as a portable register in that it takes credit cards via swipe and chip, but also prints receipts. The optional scanner is even nicer to use. However, for the scanner to work, the terminal must be plugged into an outlet, which robs it of its portable nature. Additionally, adding inventory via the Terminal is cumbersome and slow. Imagine typing in inventory titles using a small smart phone that is slower than a smart phone.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/04/29