Square Point of Sale

RATING:

4.7

(2896)

About 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...

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Square Point of Sale Pricing

Square's pricing is simple for businesses of all sizes. No monthly fees or contracts. Processing rate for in-person is 2.6% + 10¢ per tap, dip, or swipe. Hardware starting at $0 w/ free reader. Processing rate for online is online is 6% + 30¢ per transaction.

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The point of sale that's so much more than a point of sale.
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Square Point of Sale Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Square Point of Sale

1 - 5 of 2,643 Reviews

Daniel

Non-Profit Organization Management, 2 - 10 employees

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.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed April 2022

Square POS User Review

User Profile

Sheri

Verified reviewer

Marketing and Advertising, 2-10 employees

Used daily for 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.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed 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!).

Reason 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

Faiyaz

Verified reviewer

Design, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed October 2023

A very user friendly POS system

Overall experience was amazing. Loved how it made everything easier!

PROS

Super easy and user friendly! Also have standard fees. Amazing for small business. Customer support seemed okay as well.

CONS

Yet haven't found any bigger issues. Everything seems fine.

Reason for choosing Square Point of Sale

Pricing

Reasons for switching to Square Point of Sale

Easier and smoother operation of Square Point of Sale.

Gretchen

Food & Beverages, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

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

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2024

Try Square!

I have had a wonderful experience with square point of sale and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to use an easy and inexpensive payment processing system.

PROS

I like the ease of use and that it works instantly for processing payments

CONS

Can take a while to hear back from customer service if you ever have an issue

Brad

Automotive, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed November 2023

Dont expect great support

I've been up and down every channel I can to resolve an issue centered around a dispute a customer filed. For starters, this customer should have been refunded but my team never hit the refund button. Once I saw the dispute, I immediately ACCEPTED it. This was on October 10th. Fast forward to Nov 20th and the customer has not seen any money refunded. After 5 different calls with support and having the issue escalated, two different calls with our representative - I was told the same response "Square has been informed that the disputed payment should be credited back to the cardholder’s account. Please refer your customer to their bank for more information on when to expect the credit." Each time the customer called his bank and was told "there is no communication from Square nor are there any pending deposits or transactions" Each time, I called back and asked for a transaction number, or some information that proves the transfer of funds from Square to customer's bank has been made - each time same response. After asking to speak higher up each time - "there is nothing I can do beyond this" is the response. Zero opportunity to escalate. I was patient and clear with each call, asking kindly but stating the importance of my issue and how it impacts my business, except on the 6th call - I got heated and begged for help. Now this is no small transaction, it's $4,238 of our customers money. This customer has been patient but has threatened my business, not Square, but my business and has demanded I refund his money - the same money Square already deducted from our account. I've asked for escalation multiple times, asking for simple transaction data to help my case and save my business from this headache - 1-2 day wait, same response. I've called out the [sensitive content hidden] and the Company on LinkedIn asking, pleading for help. Nothing. All i've heard is "I'm sorry this is a challenging situation for you, but I can't help you any further" - then get hung up on. I've been a Square customer for 7 years, processing over $1M in transactions on this platform and still - no luck in getting information. Now I'll have to shell out another $4,238 on top of the $4,238 Square already deducted from my account to settle this customer and save my business headache. If you don't care about getting thoughtful support, or data you need when you're in a bind - Square may be good for you, but if you need want support - I do not recommend. I've tried up and down every channel I can get and was shut down each time. No luck. I'm switching to something else for sure. Sad to see this happen.

PROS

Nice POS System for our customer interface

CONS

Customer Support is not great, cannot get you info when you need it. Slow to respond.