A Square vs. Tyro comparison.

What’s the best payment processor for you?

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This page is for informational purposes only. You should consider the product that’s right for you and most applicable to your business circumstances.

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Square is the all-in-one payments and POS partner you need to grow your business, whether you’re selling in person, online or both.

What makes Square different?

Accept payments however you need with Square

Whether you need EFTPOS payments for your retail store, quick-service restaurant, beauty salon or on-the-go payments, Square offers the reliability and ease of use that every business needs.

In-person contactless payments

With our free Square POS app that works seamlessly with our range of hardware, you can easily take payments in person at your counter or on the go.

Online

Set up a free online store and accept payments wherever your customers are. Already have an online store or mobile app? Integrate with our online payment services.

Manually Keyed In

Accept payments over the phone by keying in card information directly into your Square app or web browser.

Send a payment request

Create and send digital invoices or send your customers a checkout link to pay via text or email.

Why people choose Square over Tyro.

When comparing Square vs Tyro for payments, many people are drawn to Square’s all-in-one system of hardware and software and the support this provides when it comes to growing their business.

Speed

With Square’s ability to create an account and get set up online in minutes in most cases, you can start taking payments straight away.

Simplicity

With a fully integrated system and the free Square Point of Sale app, you only pay transaction fees when you take a card payment. No hidden fees, no sign-up fees, no monthly fees. Just a simple flat rate for all card payments.

Security

With Square’s team of fraud experts and dispute agents by your side, you can protect your business from fraudulent purchases and payment disputes. And all at no extra cost.

Stylish hardware

Impress customers and stand out from the crowd with Square’s suite of payment hardware products that suits any business.

Frequently Asked Questions

(by people thinking about switching from Tyro to Square POS)

Is it easy to switch and migrate from Tyro to Square?

Yes, all you have to do is create a free Square account and you can start taking payments. Square also integrates with third-party software like Xero and Quickbooks to keep track of everything when you switch.

How do I get started?

You can go from downloading Square POS to making your first sale in minutes by signing up for your free account here. Our hardware works out of the box with no configuration required.

How do Square’s processing fees work?

You’ll just pay one flat fee per transaction. You purchase our hardware outright, so there are no monthly rental costs. You also get access to our POS app completely free. Learn more about how our fees work and what that processing fee covers.

How much does Square hardware cost?

Our hardware can cost anywhere from $59 to $1099. It all depends on your business needs. You also own the hardware outright, meaning there are no monthly rental costs.

Does Square offer custom pricing?

Yes, we can create custom pricing packages for some businesses that process more than $250K in card sales. Custom pricing will vary depending on your processing volume, average ticket size, your history as a Square seller and some other factors. Contact sales.

Does Square integrate with my current POS system?

Square is able to integrate with some POS software, but the benefit of using Square is that we’re an all-in-one package. Plus our POS is completely free to use. It’s also simple to switch from your current POS by importing your items and customer information.

Does Square integrate with third-party platforms like Xero and MYOB?

You bet. Square partners with several business providers that you can be integrated directly with your Square account. You can see a full list of Square’s partners right from your online Square Dashboard. Explore App Marketplace.

Run your business online.

Whether or not your business has a brick-and-mortar location, building a robust online presence can help you engage shoppers from a distance.

  • Build your free website to take orders, sell goods, manage inventory and book appointments – all synced through your POS system.
  • Accept every kind of payment and track all your sales in one place – from your online store, invoices, payments over the phone and in-person sales.
  • Sell online – including through Instagram – and offer pickup and delivery options.

Pricing

Square has no set up fees or monthly fees to accept payments. Only pay when you take a card payment.

Processing rate

1.9%

Per tap or insert on Square Reader or Square Stand.

1.6%

Per tap or insert on Square Terminal and Square Register.

2.2%

For any online, card on file, invoice or manually keyed-in payment.

Hardware starting at

$59

with the Square Reader

Monthly fee

$0 per month

No long-term commitments or contracts

Ask about a custom rate.

We can create custom pricing packages for some businesses that process more than $250K in card sales.

Get started free with Square.

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Start selling in minutes
Sign up and start taking payments with Square in minutes. No bank visits or merchant accounts required.

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Pay no extra fees
You only pay when you accept a card. That’s it. No setup fee, no monthly minimum fee, no compliance fee, no hardware rental fee.

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