How Square works
With Square Appointments you can manage your availability through the app and let your clients book appointments online. You get customer email and SMS reminders, as well as a free customisable booking website, multi-location management, waitlist management, as well as Instagram and Google integrations all for a single, fixed monthly fee.
But Square is far more than just a booking system. Our flexible hardware and software lets you go where your customers are and pay in the way they want. Accept any kind of payment, including contactless and chip or send an electronic invoice and payment link through your dashboard.
As well as offering a robust EFTPOS system, Square gives you access to a range of tools to manage every aspect of your business. From inventory management to marketing, loyalty, business loans* and third-party integrations, it gives you everything you need to help your business thrive both now and in future.
How Fresha works
Fresha offers a booking system which lets businesses manage payments and bookings without a monthly subscription. There are optional paid features for payment processing, a marketplace new client fee, automated notifications and marketing.
|Integration with hundreds of
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Why businesses choose Square
Businesses searching for a flexible POS and appointment solution tailored to their specific requirements need to look no further than Square. For appointments-based businesses Square is designed to give you the flexibility to run your business effectively but also to be by your side as you grow.
One single, fixed monthly fee
At Square, we like to keep things simple so you can keep doing what you do best rather than worry about doing admin. We have one single fixed monthly fee for Square Appointments and transparent processing fees for payments. We don’t vary the cost depending on how many new clients you get or how many extra SMS reminders you need to send, so you’ll never get a surprise bill at the end of the month. We also don’t believe in tying you into a lengthy contract – we understand business goes through ups and downs, so you can cancel anytime.
Hardware that looks good and works like a dream
Square’s POS hardware is designed to last. It’s functional yet sleek, beautiful yet robust, allowing you to take bookings and client payments quickly and easily. Whether you opt for the minimalist Square Terminal or countertop iPad POS stand with a built-in card reader, our payment terminals blend seamlessly with your business.
One single integrated POS system
Square comes with everything you need to successfully run your business. From our hardware to booking, payments, marketing and more, you’ll find everything you need in one single, easy-to-use system. Your data is stored in one place and your customer details are kept secure. Square also integrates with many popular third-party platforms, so you can keep using your favourite apps.
Free client booking online
With Square, you can create your own customisable booking website and accept appointments online. You can also integrate with Instagram, Facebook and Google so customers can book with you directly from the platform they’re on. This is important given 39% of appointments are often made outside of regular salon opening hours*. Furthermore, Square won’t charge you for any new clients who book with you via Square Appointments.
Stay organised wherever you are
Manage your availability on the go through the Square Appointments app and reduce the risk of no-shows with automated SMS and email reminders. Manage multiple locations, your waitlist and set up cancellation and no-show fees all in one place.