Square Point of Sale

Square Point of Sale

4.66

(1854)

best for

  • Accounting
  • Best For Most Business Sizes
  • Supports Multiple Platforms

what reviewers say

  • Great value for money
  • Great ease of use
  • Great functionality
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What is Square Point of Sale?

Square Point of Sale is a mobile POS system available for iOS and Android devices. Key capabilities of the Square POS system include online payment processing, sales reports, inventory tracking, digital receipts, email and SMS marketing campaigns, eCommerce, insights/analytics, and more. Square offers magstripe, chip, and contactless card readers for accepting payments via debit and credit cards, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. Square Virtual Terminal enables payment collection through a computer, which allows merchants to key in card details so that no card reader is required. Square POS is flexible enough to work for any business, from retailers and bakeries to coffee shops to hairdressers. Retailers can manage their inventory from any device. Products can be imported vi... read more
The point of sale that's so much more than a point of sale.
The point of sale that's so much more than a point of sale.
Sell at the counter, on the go, or online, so you never miss a sale.
Sell at the counter, on the go, or online, so you never miss a sale.
Customize your checkout to keep your line moving and your customers happy.
Customize your checkout to keep your line moving and your customers happy.
Accept every way your customers want to pay.
Accept every way your customers want to pay.
Track customer’s preferences and purchases with every card swipe.
Track customer’s preferences and purchases with every card swipe.
Keep track of your sales, inventory, and locations, all in one system.
Keep track of your sales, inventory, and locations, all in one system.
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User Review Highlights

4.66

1,854 Reviews

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4.5

Ease-of-use

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Customer Support

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Value for money

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Functionality

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  • icon"The cost was great for me to start out. It was very easy to train staff on the system as well."
  • icon"I enjoyed the ease of use that Square provided in the initial setup and ease of use."
  • icon"The platform is easy to use, reliable, and given its popularity, very comfortable for customers to engage with. Using Square as my Point of Sale system was a great choice for my mobile food cart."
  • icon"There have been times where the customer was charged twice and times where the customer was never charged at all."
  • icon"It was very disappointing encountering these setbacks while I have a limited time to sell at the farmer's market."
  • icon"That’s my only complaint: the transaction fees and the transfer fees."

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How much does Square Point of Sale cost?

Square's pricing is simple for businesses of all sizes. It's free to use, and no contracts, fine print, or manuals required. Pay 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe or 3.5% + 15¢ per manually entered transaction.

Free trial

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Free version

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Which features does Square Point of Sale offer?

Top Square Point of Sale features and user ratings for each are:

Payment Processing
4.7 (98)
Data Security
4.6 (42)
Mobile Access
4.6 (45)
Point of Sale (POS)
4.7 (38)
Mobile Payments
4.7 (31)
Online Payments
4.7 (39)
Invoice Creation
4.6 (28)
Billing & Invoicing
4.8 (20)
Online Invoicing
4.7 (27)
Electronic Signature
4.6 (16)
Recurring/Subscription Billing
4.7 (13)
Multi-Location
4.2 (17)
Sales Reports
4.5 (37)
Invoice History
4.7 (27)

This data is sourced from real user reviews, to provide you with unbiased context from people who actually use Square Point of Sale.

How easy is Square Point of Sale to use and deploy?

Square Point of Sale supports multiple deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, iPhone, iPad, Android.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about Square Point of Sale

4.66/5 out of 1854 Reviews

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Anonymous

Time used: Unspecified

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

April 2022

Square POS User Review

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Jared

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

June 2022

Square POS after 1 year

The POS software is very good especially when I go offline and in person I can collect a payment and continue online and resolve any client information.

Pros

It's seamless with my banking and helps me integrate payments for clients, products, and services

Cons

There are many freemium features that can be an additional benefit on top of the current monthly costs unlike a shopify plan that bundles most offers in one subscription.

Reasons for choosing Square Point of Sale

It involved a lot more ecom and web integrations that provide

Reasons for switching to Square Point of Sale

The solution was able to solve a pressing need to offer an offline settlement system just in case my clients were not able to access my website.

Sheri

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

Easy to set up, reliable, and with the features I need in my business!

I set up Square after researching other options when I launched my business 4 years ago, and have been pleased with the choice ever since. I have considered other options since then but keep sticking with Square since they truly have what I need, and the time cost of switching has never been worth it to me.

Pros

The most important aspect of Square Point of Sale is the ability to set up monthly, quarterly, and annual recurring invoices. Its shocking other solutions don't offer this, or only offer it at VERY high levels of monthly investment. This is a user-friendly solution for my business and is easy to understand, set up, and get rolling right "out of the box."

Cons

The address book makes it a bit tough to set up the clients as a business, it's a bit more geared to selling to consumers. But I've been able to create a workaround to make it work for me (business name in one of the name fields). I also really would like to integrate Square better with QuickBooks but I think QB is the problem - QB is notoriously difficult to work with (VERY difficult!).

Reasons for choosing Square Point of Sale

Primarily I chose Square because of its easy interface, quick time to launch, address book set up, but mainly because of recurring invoice functionality.

User Profile

Ash

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Think Tanks

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Value for money

out of 5
3

Customer support

out of 5
2

Functionality

out of 5

June 2022

Square

Pros

At first this app was easy then they changed a lot and I had to switch to something else

Cons

They change on a daily basis and nothing makes sense no one speaks a lick of English

Leng

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

Square gets the job done

My overall experience has been good. Square POS gets the job done. The user interfase could be more intuitive though, but in general it's ok.

Pros

I use square POS, but also as an online payment processor linked to Wix. We started using the simple and small POS at our organization, but then we upgraded to the one with the big screen and that was a big change. I particularly like about this one that the client is the one swiping the credit card and has privacy deciding on the tips. It allows to start and end the cash drawer, which helps to control the cash better. I also like that when there is no connection it goes to offline mode and one can still run transactions with it.

Cons

The part that I am unsatisfied with is that the integration with WIX does not capture names of events in the description of each transaction. Therefore it's tricky to categorize those transactions in the different income classes for our books. I have to do that by reconciling manually wix reports with square's.

Reasons for choosing Square Point of Sale

We chose square over alternative products because we had already spent over $1000 in POS

Reasons for switching to Square Point of Sale

We still use Stripe because it works better with our donors database. When I started working in the organization both were being used, since we had the investment of the Square POS already, which are pricey, we continued to use Square. However it does not integrates with Bloomerang.

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