Square Appointments vs. Vagaro

Create an unforgettable experience from booking to checkout with Square Appointments - an all-in-one solution for managing your team’s schedule, clients and payments.

Square vs. Vagaro

Square Appointments vs. Vagaro

Here’s a feature-by-feature comparison table of Square and Vagaro.

Trustpilot rating comparison

4.3/5

Square’s Trustpilot score

2.5/5

Vagaro’s Trustpilot score

Cost comparison

  Square Vagaro
Subscription fees Plans start at $0/mo for a single location.
Learn more about Appointments plans
Plans start at $45/mo for one
employee + $15 a month per
additional employee. Add-on fees for
certain features.
In-person processing fees 1.9% for payments taken with Square Stand or Reader
1.6% for payments taken with Square Register or Terminal
1.90%
Next day transfer as standard Yes Yes
Instant transfer - access funds instantly (for a fee) Yes No
No chargeback fees
Yes
$30

Solutions for appointments based businesses

  Square Vagaro
Free monthly plan
Yes
Plans start at $45/mo for an individual
Mobile app (iOS/Android)
Yes
Included in paid plan
Custom availability
Yes
Included in paid plan
Automated text and email reminders
Yes
Included in paid plan
Block personal events
Yes
Included in paid plan
Recurring appointments
Yes
Included in paid plan
Multiple time zones
Yes
Included in paid plan
Online booking website
Yes
Custom booking page $15/mo
Sell products in-store or for pickup/delivery
Yes
Included in paid plan
Social integrations: Instagram, Facebook, Google
Yes
Included in paid plan
Booking website QR code
Yes
Included in paid plan
Individual employee accounts
Yes
Included in paid plan
One set of permissions
Yes
Included in paid plan
Time & break tracking
Yes
Included in paid plan
Auto-created customer profiles
Yes
Included in paid plan
Customer groups
Yes
Included in paid plan
Customer notes and reminders
Yes
Included in paid plan
Import existing customers
Yes
Included in paid plan
Appointment and sales history
Yes
Included in paid plan
Attach contracts, documents or other files
Yes
Add on starting at $15/mo
Automate contract sends to customers
Yes
Included in paid plan
Card on file
Yes
Included in paid plan
Data security (PCI) compliance
Yes
Included in paid plan
Discounts
Yes
Included in paid plan
Prepayments
Yes
Included in paid plan
Unlimited items
Yes
Included in paid plan
Stock counts
Yes
Included in paid plan
Low-stock alerts
Yes
Included in paid plan
Item categories
Yes
Included in paid plan
Total and average sales reports
Yes
Included in paid plan
Export reports
Yes
Included in paid plan

In-person payments

  Square Vagaro
Contactless and chip + PIN payments
Yes
Included in paid plan
In-person Afterpay
Yes
No
Built-in surcharge feature
No
Included in paid plan
All-in-one POS system with customer
display and built-in software
Square Register - $1,099 Vagaro Pay Desk - Price information not
available publicly
Portable EFTPOS machine with built-in
receipt printer & free, pre-installed POS
software
Square Terminal - $329
No
Countertop iPad POS stand with built-in
card reader
Square Stand - $149
No
POS Hardware starting price Square Reader - $65 Free Credit Card Reader with your
merchant account
Offline mode Yes with Square Terminal and Square Register Information not available publicly
Item search at checkout
Yes
Included in paid plan
Barcode scanning at checkout
Yes
Included in paid plan
Physical gift cards
Yes
Included in paid plan

Remote payments and online solutions

  Square Vagaro
Free online store
Yes
$15/mo
Key-in payments
Yes
Included in paid plan
Invoicing software
Yes
Included in paid plan
Photo Studio app for item
library and online store
Yes
No
Payment links
Yes
Included in paid plan
SEO tools
Yes
Included in paid plan
Virtual Terminal to take payments over
the phone or on your computer
Yes
Included in paid plan
Afterpay acceptance online
Yes
No
eGift cards
Yes
Included in paid plan

**Competitive data on this page was collected as of 26 Feb 2023 and is based on information found on sales.vagaro.com.au. This information is subject to change or update without notice. Square does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page.

A closer look at Square vs. Vagaro

Features

Square Appointments helps you maximise your hours so that you can focus more on what really matters. Earn your time back with essential features included in each plan, such as a customisable booking website, online retail store, team management and scheduling, flexible payment methods and more. And take advantage of next day and instant transfers* to keep the cash flowing.

Our easy-to-use booking tools make it easier for you to run your business, get booked 24/7, and paid for your time. Whether it’s built-in social media integrations, built-in SEO for discovery, or simple features that make booking your next appointment a breeze, Square Appointments helps you stay booked and get rebooked.

Pricing

Square Appointments offers three pricing plans that give you the flexibility to decide what features are right for your business. Each plan provides unlimited calendars for your team so you only pay for what you use –not for growing your team. With Square Appointments, you get a full suite of essential features to run your business for free, or advanced features with a paid subscription. Our paid plans also include discounted processing rates so you don’t have to pay higher rates for earning more.

Vagaro’s pricing is $45 per month for a single employee, and scales up $15 per month for each additional employee. That doesn’t account for the add-on prices for the same essential features you’d get with Square Appointments to run your business.**

Business solutions

With Square Appointments, businesses also get access to other Square tools to run their business with both free and paid-add ons. Businesses can easily customize permissions for their team with Team Management, manage shift schedules and timecards with Square Shifts, send professional Contracts or Invoices, and take advantage of payment options such as Afterpay, to allow clients to pay in instalments over time , and checkout links for an immediate, touch-free client check out.

Businesses can also grow their clientele with additional paid tools such as Email Marketing or Square Loyalty.

Why businesses choose Square Appointments

More beauty businesses choose Square Appointments because it’s an all-in-one software solution and fully-integrated POS system complete with a simple interface. With Square Appointments, you’ll get access to more than just a solution built to empower your clients and your team. You’ll also gain access to a full suite of tools designed to manage every aspect of your business – from Marketing to Loyalty to business loans and more. Do it all with Square.

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FAQ

*Instant transfers require a linked bank account or debit card and cost a fee per transfer. Funds are subject to your bank’s availability schedule. Minimum amount is $5 per transfer and maximum is $5,000 per day. New Square sellers may be limited to $500 per day.