Square for Retail

Your entire business on one Retail POS system

Clothing and accessories

Grocery and specialty foods

Homewares and furniture

Beer, wine and spirits

Everyone else

What is a retail POS system?

Payments, inventory and eCommerce are just the start. The Square for Retail POS is your smart partner to connect every tool that keeps your business moving – so you can grow at scale.

Built to simplify your day-to-day

When you have too many tasks and not enough time, find ways to increase your productivity with best-in-class POS software.

See all features

Take fast payments anywhere

Accept every major payment type, including Afterpay, in-store and online. Plus take payments with Tap to Pay on iPhone. All of your sales are automatically tracked in one place.

Accept returns and exchanges

Accept returns at any location and seamlessly process exchanges.

Sell online

Set up a professional Square Online eCommerce site and customise it with our builder or design themes to match your brand.

— Michael Harms, Owner, Barrowby Green
Canstar’s Most Satisfied Customers Merchant Services Award - 3 Years

Learn more

Tailor-made for all types of sellers

Whether you’re a small business or a big brand, the Square for Retail POS is flexible for how you work.

Clothing and accessories

Clothing and accessories

Use one Retail POS system to sell in-store and online, and have seamless inventory management and reporting at your fingertips.

Learn more

Grocery and specialty foods

Grocery and specialty foods

Never miss a sale with fast checkout, and keep your stock fresh with tools that meet the unique needs of food retailers.

Learn more

Homewares and furniture

Homewares and furniture

Serve customers on the sales floor with your catalogue in hand and send digital invoices for deposit and payment requests.

Learn more

Beer, wine and spirits

Beer, wine and spirits

Offer customer loyalty programs to keep customers engaged and easily organise large catalogues and bulk orders.

Learn more

Everyone else

Everyone else

Not seeing your business type? Square for Retail can be customised to meet the needs of all retail businesses.

Brands that love Square for Retail

Pick the plan that fits you best

Get a 30-day free trial of Plus when you sign up for Square for Retail. After the trial, you can pick the software plan that’s best for you.

  • Free
  • Plus
  • Premium


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:

1.6% per tap or insert

2.2% per online transaction

Afterpay 6% + 30¢ (excl. GST)


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:

1.6% per tap or insert

2.2% per online transaction

Afterpay 6% + 30¢ (excl. GST)


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.

How to get started

Need support? Talk to our team

Sign up in minutes

Download the Square for Retail app on your iPhone and iPad, and order POS hardware that fits the way your business sells.

Sync your catalogue and existing apps.

Import your inventory in seconds or scan new items to build your catalogue. Then, integrate your third-party apps so everything works together seamlessly.

  • meta-icon
  • xero-512.png
  • WooCommerce
  • Wix-512.png
  • Shippo

Start selling

Reach customers in store, online or on the go, and track every sale from your integrated POS system.

Stay up to date

Learn about features and promotions and hear stories from other retail businesses and our experts.


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

    Square for Retail is a comprehensive, all-in-one POS solution designed specifically for retail businesses. Square for Retail builds on features from the standard Square Point of Sale and includes advanced functionality to help retailers run their business more efficiently.

    Compare Square Point of Sale and Square for Retail Free and Plus plans to find the best POS solution for your business.

  • How do I switch from my current solution?

    It’s simple and fast to sign up for Square for Retail. If you currently use Lightspeed Retail, Shopify POS or another similar retail POS system, Square for Retail 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 rely on 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 to the Plus plan by subscribing. 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 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 Free Retail plan.

    To upgrade to the custom Premium plan, contact our sales team.

  • Can I downgrade my Square for Retail plan?

    You always have the option to downgrade your subscription from Plus to Free in your Square 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.

1All loans are issued by Square AU Pty Ltd. (ABN 38 167 106 176). A valid Australian bank account is required. The actual fee depends upon payment card processing history, loan amount and other eligibility factors. A minimum payment of 1/18th of the initial loan balance is required every 60 days and full loan repayment is required within 18 months. Loan eligibility is not guaranteed. Eligibility criteria include consistent and continuous payment card processing through Square. All loans are subject to credit approval. Terms and conditions apply.

Instant transfers require a linked, eligible bank account and cost a fee per transfer. Funds are subject to your bank’s availability schedule. Up to $5,000 AUD per day. The minimum you can transfer is $5. Terms of service apply.

1.6% card present rate applies for Square Sellers who sign up on or after 30 May 2024, or who signed up prior to this date and subscribed to Square for Retail Plus or Premium. The rate of 1.9% will apply for all other Square Sellers who signed up prior to this date when using Square Reader, Square Stand or Tap to Pay, as listed in the Square Fee Schedule.