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!

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.

Where can Square for Retail be deployed?

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

About the vendor

  • by Square
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2009
  • Phone Support

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

About the vendor

  • by Square
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2009
  • Phone Support

Countries available

Canada, United States

Languages

English

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Square for Retail Features

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Tracking Software
  • 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 Software
  • Inventory Optimization Software
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Label Printing
  • Label Templates
  • Labeling
  • Location Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management Software
  • 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 Software
  • Workflow Management Software

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  • Accounting Integration
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  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Software
  • Client Portal
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Entry Software
  • Order Management Software
  • Order Tracking
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Production Tracking
  • Proof of Delivery
  • Proposal Generation
  • Purchase Order Management
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management Software
  • Returns Management
  • Routing
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Shopping Cart Software
  • Stem Counting
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Website Development
  • Website Integration
  • eCommerce Integration

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  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
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  • Cost Tracking
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  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
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  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
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  • Warehouse Management Software

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  • Accounting Integration
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  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
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  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
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  • Returns Management
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  • Sales Reports
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  • Order Tracking
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  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
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Square for Retail Reviews

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Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jimmy H.
Jimmy H.
CEO in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Food & Beverages, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Square Keeps us operating every single day

5 2 months ago New

Comments: I have been happy over-all with square as they seem to be the leader at least in my industry and have used them even longer as a guitar teacher and studio owner.

Pros:

It is easy to set up and use. It is affordable and the customers never have a problem with it.

Cons:

I wish they took bitcoin and the square terminal has quite a few quirks that should be worked out before charging that much.

Nicola C.
Executive Director in US
Entertainment, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy solution for taking payment

5 10 months ago

Comments: 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.

Edgar R.
Endpoint Technician in US
Information Technology & Services, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Small business turned Large with Square

5 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Square has helped my business scale to greater heights, more than I could have imagined. The POS is a great addition. My favorite feature is the management of customers, receipts, and automated thank you messages. If I was not using Square but ran into someone using it, I would surely be jumping ship.

Pros:

Square is free and easy to maneuver. With no experience, Square appointments made it easy to start my business and manage it. Customers can book on the platform and I can manage appointments and inventory, as well as run my website.

Cons:

Square is easily the first choice for anyone trying to start a business. However, some features may seem a challenge to access without any guidance or guide. An example is learning about taxes being applied the first time I used the POS system. Coincidentally, the party I was conducting business with was a tax-exempt business and I had no idea how to bypass the tax.

Melanie A.
Business Owner in US
Events Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

They Allow Fraud and Theft

1 8 months ago

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.

Itzak L.
Owner in US
Sports, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Perfect POS for small business owners

5 3 months ago

Comments: Incredibly user friendly, nicely designed interface and overall no issues.

Pros:

Square pretty much takes all the leg work out of setting up a POS system for any business, but I'll speak specifically as a small business owner. -If you're a first time small business owner, save yourself the headache and just go with Square; you might be able to get a lower merchant fees rate with another service, but then you have to deal with the hassle of setting up a separate POS register, possibly a separate app you'd have to setup on an iPad if that's what you plan to use, setting up the merchant account, etc. With Square, it's all wrapped into one easy setup. -Easy to setup on an iPad, create a catalog of items to sell and process payments -The item catalog screen is very user friendly and customizable -Doing refunds is easy -Reports are incredibly easy to run -Square integrates with QuickBooks online, so it's been seamless to link all my Square sales to my accounting books and makes my tax filings much more accurate -Creating invoices is also easy and gives a professional look to my invoice emails -Ability to create forms that require signature, so no need for another digital signature service (unless you need more details, see Cons below)

Cons:

-I wish you could have the same virtual terminal on the iPad on desktop as well. There have been times when my iPad crapped out and had to use my laptop, and it's not the same experience. -If you're using the signature service for forms that you need to send out, it only records the signature itself and nothing else. Either it's a user error on my part, or they need to update it, but it needs more customization.