The Retail POS system crafted for beer, wine and spirits

Running a multi-location beverage business takes expert craftsmanship. That’s why beer, wine and liquor retailers lean on the all-in-one POS system from Square to handle everything else.

Wine shops

Perfect every pour while our wine shop POS takes on purchase orders, inventory management, vendors and more.


The easy-to-use brewery POS is made to manage every moving part, from keeping kegs full to running your local beer fest.

Liquor stores

Raise the bar on your customer experience with a retail POS system that speeds up checkout, rewards customers and offers many ways to buy.

Serve up more bottles and keep shelves stocked

Square for Retail is made for every business size, from small local wine shops managing their day-to-day to large liquor stores operating many locations from one POS.

Manage your inventory.

  • Maintain accurate inventory across bottles, cases and kegs.
  • Know what’s selling out and which brands and vendors perform best.
  • Automatically create purchase orders when stock is running low.

Sell everywhere.

  • Let customers buy beer, wine and spirits online and pick them up in store.
  • List your products on Instagram and Facebook to grow sales.
  • Manage all of your sales channels in one system with real-time syncing.
  • Gain insights into sales performance with timely reports.

Show customers you care.

  • Know what they like by tracking preferences and purchases with every card tap.
  • Start a membership program and charge monthly fees with a few taps.
  • Create automatic discounts for any products or categories you choose.

Pair your POS with scalable solutions

Square Online

Easily build a professional website to sell your beer, wine and spirits – and seamlessly integrate your inventory.

Square Loyalty

Thank your frequent customers with a digital loyalty program that rewards points for every purchase, directly from your POS.

Square Gift Cards

Bring in new business and fulfil everyone’s wish list by offering physical and digital gift cards.

Square Marketing

Tell customers about your latest bottles and offers via email.

Square Photo Studio

Use the free iOS app to take and edit high-quality product photography and remove image backgrounds to sell online.

Square Customer Directory

Track all your customer data in one place, view purchase history or add a card on file for future visits.

Set-up is simple

Get started in minutes. Sync your inventory, integrate your favourite tools and start selling instantly.

Switch seamlessly

Our experts will help you migrate your data to Square with a personalised onboarding experience.

Keep growing

Flexible, cloud-based POS software, hardware and integrations are here to support all the ways you want to grow your business.

Sync your existing apps

Integrate your third-party accounting and fulfilment apps so your POS software works together seamlessly.

For your counter, stockroom and everywhere else

Square Stand

Turn your iPad into a POS with built-in payments and intuitive checkout, all on one device.

Square Register

A fully integrated POS system with a second customer-facing display.

Square Reader

Connect wirelessly, accept credit and debit cards, and get your money fast.

Square Terminal

Take payments, print receipts and much more on a compact, cordless device.

Shop accessories

Add anything you need to your POS system, like a barcode scanner, printer or a cash drawer.

Plans for every stage


For small businesses getting started in-person and online


No monthly fees


  • Free Retail Point of Sale app
  • Free online store
  • Basic inventory tools
  • Exchanges
  • Built-in barcode scanner (iOS)

Processing rates per transaction:

1.9% per tap or insert on Square Reader and Square Stand

1.6% per tap or insert on Square Terminal and Square Register

2.2% per online transaction


For growing retail businesses that need in-depth features


Per month, per location

Includes Square for Retail Free plan features and:

  • Advanced inventory tools and reports
  • Automatic purchase orders
  • Barcode label printing
  • Item bundling
  • Unlimited employee time tracking

Processing rates per transaction:

Discount: 1.6% per tap or insert on Square Reader and Square Stand1

1.6% per tap or insert on Square Terminal and Square Register

2.2% per online transaction


For established retail businesses looking to scale


Must meet eligibility requirements

Includes Square for Retail Plus plan features and optional add-ons:

  • Square Online Plus
  • Square Loyalty
  • Square Marketing
  • One-on-one onboarding support

Businesses processing $250,000 or more in yearly payments may be eligible for custom pricing. To learn more, please get in touch with our experts.

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  • How does a point of sale system help breweries, wine shops and liquor stores?

    A liquor point of sale (POS) is a computerised system that can help streamline your business operations and make your store more efficient. Here are just a few ways a retail POS system can benefit your wine shop or liquor store:

    • Inventory management: With a liquor store POS you can track your inventory levels easily and reorder products when you run low. This ensures that you always have the products your customers want in stock, which can lead to increased sales and customer satisfaction.

    • Sales tracking: A liquor store POS can provide detailed reports on your sales, including which products sell well and which ones don’t. This information can help you make informed decisions about which products to stock and how to price them.

    • Faster checkout: A liquor store POS can speed up the checkout process, which can lead to shorter queues and happier customers. This is especially important during busy periods, such as holidays or special events.

    • Customer management: A liquor store POS can help you keep track of your customers’ buying habits and preferences. This information can be used to personalise your marketing efforts and provide better customer service.

  • What are key features I should look for when choosing a POS?

    • Inventory management: A good POS system should provide real-time tracking of inventory levels, including sales and restocking alerts, so you always know which products are in stock.

    • User-friendly interface: A POS system should be easy to use and navigate. Look for a system that has a simple and intuitive interface that your staff can learn quickly.

    • Customer management: A good POS system should allow you to manage customer information and preferences, such as purchase history, contact information and loyalty program status.

    • Reporting and analytics: Look for a POS system that provides detailed sales reporting and analytics to help you make data-driven decisions about your business.

    • Customisable features: Your business is unique and your POS system should be, too. Look for a system that allows you to customise features and settings to meet your specific needs.

    • Payment processing: Your POS system should allow you to process a variety of payment methods, including credit cards, debit cards and mobile payments.

    • Integration with other systems: Look for a POS system that can integrate with other business software, such as accounting, inventory management and marketing automation tools.

  • How do I switch from my current solution?

    It’s quick and easy to sign up for Square for Retail. If you currently use Lightspeed Retail, Shopify POS or another similar retail point of sale system, the Square for Retail beer, wine and liquor store POS will likely fit your needs with a user-friendly interface. Just select your plan, sign up and import your inventory. You can easily transfer your existing inventory with bulk-intake importing.

    You can count on Square for transparent pricing and no long-term contracts. And if you need help, Square Support is here for you.

  • Can I upgrade my Square for Retail plan?

    You can upgrade from Square for Retail Free to Square for Retail Plus by subscribing here. You’ll be able to use all existing features and you’ll only have to set up the added functionality included with your upgrade. After your 30-day free trial of the Square for Retail Plus plan, you’ll be given the option to pick your plan. If you don’t choose one, you’ll automatically be downgraded to the Square for Retail Free plan.

    To upgrade to the Square for Retail Custom Premium plan, contact our sales team.

  • Can I downgrade my Square for Retail plan?

    You can always downgrade your subscription from Square for Retail Plus to Square for Retail Free in your Dashboard. When you downgrade, you’ll see messaging in your Dashboard letting you know which features you’ll lose, like certain smart inventory management features, multi-location stock management and barcode label printing. You can see and compare plan features on our pricing page.

    You can also pause your subscription at any time from your Dashboard. When you pause a subscription, you will not be billed. You can resume at any time and your account will be ready for you without losing your past data.

  • What’s the difference between Square Point of Sale and Square Retail POS?

    Square Point of Sale is the app sellers use to accept credit cards in person, online or on the go. Square Retail POS is an all-in-one point of sale designed specifically for retail businesses of all sizes. Square Retail POS builds on features from the standard Square Point of Sale and includes advanced inventory management features and more to help retailers streamline their business.

    Compare Square Point of Sale and Square for Retail Free and Square for Retail Plus plans to find the best POS solution for your business. Already use Square Point of Sale? Switch over to the Square for Retail Plus plan to take advantage of the discounted pricing for in-person transactions.

1The rate of 1.6% (GST inclusive) for contactless and chip and PIN payments on Square Reader and Square Stand is only applicable to payments processed when signed in to a Square for Retail Plus account on the Square Retail POS app.