Square Point of Sale vs Stripe

Square Point of Sale has 1605 reviews and a rating of 4.66 / 5 vs Stripe which has 1680 reviews and a rating of 4.67 / 5. Compare the similarities and differences between software options with real user reviews focused on features, ease of use, customer service, and value for money.

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Overall Rating

4.66 / 5 (1,605)

4.67 / 5 (1,680)

Ease-of-Use

4.5 / 5

4.5 / 5

Value for Money

4.5 / 5

4.5 / 5

Customer Support

4.5 / 5

4.5 / 5

Functionality

4.5 / 5

4.5 / 5

Last Review Written

October 14, 2020

October 30, 2020

Pros/Cons

  • Pros

  • It was very easy and convenient to use for a new business to get started. Awesome to be able to accept payment anywhere I had a cell signal, or wifi.

  • It is very easy to use. I love being able to list an item and then put in a custom amount. It is very fast and understandable. There is also no monthly fee just a fee per swipe. Which is awesome!

  • Cons

  • Cost per swipe is a little high, especially if the card is not present or the swiper isn't working and we have to hand-key the payment. Other than that, it's a great reliable software!

  • I am loathe to complain about the fees, because this is really worth the price and would be worth much more, but the fees could be a little lower.

  • Pros

  • It works great and integrates well with other softwares we use.

  • Stripe was the best, it was simple and designed perfectly. We never had problems! Totally recommend as the best payment processor.

  • Cons

  • Only one negative side: it can be a bit pricey, but it's quite worth it.

  • If you are not technical, the implementation could be daunting, but easily outsourced or facilitated through plugins and integrations.

Pricing

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How it's priced

Square users pay a per transaction fee. It is a cloud-based solution.

Stripe users pay a per transaction fee. It is a cloud-based solution.

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Additional Info

Ideal Customer Size

Small

Medium

Large

Small

Medium

Large

Operating Systems

Windows

Mac

Linux

Windows

Mac

Linux

Support

Phone Support

Phone support included in subscription fee.

24/7 phone support included in subscription fee.

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