Square Point of Sale

The POS that’s simple to set up and use.

The customisable POS system built for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Start selling wherever your customers are.

Square makes it easy to sell in person, online, over the phone or on the go. It’s simple to use, and there’s no training needed.

  • Add a synced online store, no coding required.
  • Sell through Instagram and Facebook with a few taps.
  • Offer pickup, local delivery and shipping.
  • Manage your entire business from one place.

Add the tools you need for your business’s next steps.

As your goals shift, you can quickly add tools that help your business, from managing team members or adding devices and locations, all from one place.

  • Accept payments remotely with invoices.
  • Take payments over the phone right from your computer.
  • Schedule and manage team members with Team Management software.
  • Sell at the counter, on the go or online, so you never miss a sale.

Learn what will bring your customers back again and again.

Understand more about your customers’ preferences and purchases with every card payment. From there, you can create more personalised marketing and loyalty programs to keep them coming back more often.

  • Send fast, personalised marketing campaigns via email.
  • Run a loyalty program both in person and online.
  • Keep a card on file for faster, easier checkouts.
  • Offer eGift cards in person and online.

Get started for free with Square Point of Sale.

Download the app

Get started for free today, right on your phone or tablet.

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Rated 4.8 on the Apple App Store.

Create your free account today

Set up your POS system now and you could start selling in minutes. Only pay when you process payments.

Explore more POS features

All the integrated, customisable tools you need to run your business, all in one place.

Hardware for secure payments

Accept all payments securely.

Customer relationship management

Save your customers’ data and preferences.

Inventory management

Track inventory in real time.

Team Management

Manage your team’s roster and POS access.

Reporting and analytics

Understand your best-sellers and other trends.

Loyalty programs

Create your own integrated custom loyalty program.

A POS platform designed to make it easy to manage your business.

Powerful, free analytics

With customisable, real-time reports, you can easily see what’s selling best, what your busiest hours are and who your stand-out best team members are.

Flexibility meets scalability

It’s simple to add new locations, team members and devices. It’s all synced in your dashboard so you can see what’s happening everywhere, from anywhere.

Customise with existing software

Integrating with existing software is also a breeze – Square POS easily syncs with your favourite apps (like MYOB and Xero) to keep things moving seamlessly.

All types of businesses in Australia use Square.

Clothing store

Started by accepting payments in person, recently started sending digital invoices.

Square tools

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Paper Currency - Dollar Square Invoices

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Square + Fishbowl

How Fishbowl reimagined healthy fast food and grew to over 30 locations.

“We can’t be everywhere at once. Square allows us to scale while keeping the same attention to detail that we had when we were still just one store.”

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Nic Pestalozzi,
Co-founder, Fishbowl

Read Fishbowl’s case study

With Square, you’re part of something bigger.

2M+

businesses run with Square POS worldwide

250K+

of their employees use it daily

340M+

customers’ cards have been used to make a purchase with Square

Pricing

Square Point of Sale software is free to use – there are no setup fees or monthly fees. Only pay when you take a payment.

Processing rate

1.9%

Per tap or insert on Square Reader and Square Stand

1.6%

Per tap or insert on Square Terminal and Square Register

Hardware starting at

$59

With interest-free instalments available

Monthly fee

$0

Per month. No commitments, no long-term contracts.

Ask about a custom rate.

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

Buy now, pay later payments.

Allow customers to pay in instalments over time with Afterpay. You get paid upfront, so there’s no risk. Bring in more business in person and online.

In person

6% + 30¢

per Afterpay transaction (excl. GST)

Online

6% + 30¢

per Afterpay transaction (excl. GST)

Canstar’s 2021 Most Satisfied Customers Merchant Services Award

Start using our POS.

Add as many points of sale as you need. All you pay is the transaction rate.

FAQ

Questions you might have, answered all in one place.

  • POS 101


    What is a POS system?

    POS stands for point of sale, which is where products and services are exchanged for money. Traditionally, a POS would look like a cash register, but today, point-of-sale systems come in many forms.

    A POS registers the price of an item, takes payment, and issues a receipt. Modern POS systems combine both hardware (such as EFTPOS machines) and software (like inventory management) to not only process sales, but integrate other associated business operations as well.

    Square’s Point of Sale is a great introduction to what a POS can look like.

    How does a POS system work?

    A POS allows your business to accept payments from customers and track sales. It sounds simple, but the setup can work in different ways depending on whether you sell online, have a physical shop, or both.

    In the past, a POS system referred to the cash register at a shop’s counter. Today, modern POS systems are entirely digital, which means you can take payments wherever you are. All you need is a POS app and an internet-enabled device, like a tablet or phone.

    How does a POS system benefit my business?

    A great POS system makes it easy to capture sales data and streamline administrative tasks, which means your POS has a massive impact on your business.

    Every time you take a payment, the POS records the data, which can be used in multiple ways. For instance, the Square Point of Sale uses data to generate metrics and send inventory alerts. POS data is also the only way to get comprehensive sales analytics that help you really understand how your business is doing. Once you have the metrics, you can fine-tune the way you run your business to help it grow – and keep growing.

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  • Setting up your POS

    All the getting-started questions.


    How do I start using Square POS?

    Download the Square POS app and sign in to open your account. You can start accepting payments right away by entering card numbers without a reader. We’ll ship you a Square Reader, which should arrive within 5–7 business days, or you can pick one up at a participating retail store. You can also purchase other Square hardware at our Shop page or order one online from Amazon, Officeworks or JB Hifi.

    How long will it take to install and set up my Point of Sale?

    Getting set up to accept credit and debit cards on Square only takes a few minutes. Once you get a Square Reader or purchase another piece of Square hardware, simply download the mobile app or use Square on your computer to get started. And in a few more minutes, you can set up items to take advantage of our entire suite of products–all built to help you run and grow.

    How long does it take to get trained?

    Square is intuitive to use and easy to get started on. Usually people get up to speed in less than an hour, no lengthy training seminars necessary. Find out more details from our Get Started Guide in our Support Centre.

    What if I have a question about my Square Point of Sale?

    Our highly trained support team is available via phone or email. You can also learn from our Seller Community or visit the Support Centre 24/7 to find useful tips, articles and thorough video walkthroughs.

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  • Payments

    How to take payments anywhere, anytime.

    What methods of payment can my customers use?

    You can accept credit and debit cards, cash, cheques and plastic or digital gift cards.

    How do I take a payment with Square?

    You can easily accept payments with Square hardware connected to your phone or tablet, through digital invoices or through your computer.

    How do I issue refunds?

    It’s really simple, you can read the instructions in our Support Centre.

    How quickly can I access my funds?

    You can get your money as soon as the next day.

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  • Fees and protection

    What Square costs and how we protect you.

    How much does Square POS cost?

    Our Point of Sale app is free and can support all kinds of businesses at any stage or size. The processing rate is 1.6% per tap or insert on Square Terminal or 1.9% per tap or insert on Square Reader and Square Stand (Visa, Mastercard, eftpos, American Express, JCB, international credit cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay). There are no monthly fees or commitments.

    Are there any hidden fees I should be aware of?

    Nope. There are no commitments, long-term contracts, startup fees, authorisation fees, statement fees, refund fees, PCI-compliance fees or business card fees. Just pay when you use it. That’s it.

    Do I have to pay for each of my employees to use Square Point of Sale?

    No. You have basic POS functionality for any number of employees for free with Team Management, which also offers more advanced employee controls for a per location fee.

    What cards can I accept with POS? Does the fee I pay vary by card?

    You can accept every major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and eftpos) all for the same rate of 1.9% per transaction on Square Reader or Square Stand and 1.6% on Square Terminal.

    What does Square do to help with fraud protection?

    Our systems monitor your payments to keep an eye on suspicious transactions. Machine learning and human expertise work hand in hand to adapt our technology to the shifting fraud landscape every day. And our team of fraud experts reaches out to you if we notice anything unusual.

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  • Compatibility

    What you can use with Square.

    Does the app work with my iPhone, iPad or Android device?

    Yes, it does. The minimum requirement for iOS devices is iOS 11.0 or later and for Android it’s 5.0 or later. You can check the compatibility of your device here.

    Can I manage my inventory from my Point of Sale?

    Square inventory management lets you keep a clear count of in-stock items in your item library. With inventory enabled, the stock count updates based on sales from the Square app, Square Invoices and for orders shipped through your online store.

    Does Square Point of Sale connect to printers or scales?

    Yes, Square works with multiple printers and scales. Check out our Shop page for more information.

    Can I sell online with Square POS?

    Square Online powers your online business with tons of eCommerce features. Square automatically syncs across your online store and POS, so it’s easy to keep track of orders, items and inventory.

    Does Square POS integrate with my existing business tools and services?

    Square POS is customisable. You can connect to a variety of apps and services in just a few steps, sync your data and manage them right from your Dashboard. From accounting (Quickbooks, Xero and MYOB) and eCommerce solutions (Wix, WooCommerce and BigCommerce) to inventory and team management, Square works with apps for any need. You can also easily get set up for order delivery and fulfilment on Doshii with our delivery partners.

    What kind of hardware solutions sync with Square Point of Sale?

    Your point of sale seamlessly integrates with any Square hardware solution. Try Register or Reader, or connect Square Terminal to your POS to give customers a private, separate screen to check out from a safe distance.
    Explore hardware solutions >

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