How We Offer Free POS Software with No Monthly Fees

How We Offer Free POS Software with No Monthly Fees
POS software doesn't have to come with heavy fees. Learn more about how you can get a free point of sale for your business below.
by Square Nov 15, 2018 — 3 min read
How We Offer Free POS Software with No Monthly Fees

You’re looking for comprehensive, easy-to-use point-of-sale software that lets you take credit card payments and helps you run your business. What you’re not looking for is a POS with a lot of additional fees. As a business owner you have enough unexpected surprises to handle without footing a bill you didn’t bargain for.

Many companies’ point of sale software stings you with monthly fees, hidden costs and extra charges for the basics. Square is different. We offer robust, free POS software that sellers and customers alike trust and rely on. Here’s the lowdown on our point-of-sale software, its features, and its price tag, which is great for your business’s bottom line.

More than 2 million merchants use Square’s free POS software

Square’s point of sale allows all different types of businesses to accept credit and debit card payments.

More than two million companies globally use Square to process payments, from cafes and retail stores to farmers markets and dentists’ offices. In the first nine months of 2016, we processed more than $36 billion USD for our sellers globally.

With clear transaction fees and no monthly fees, long-term commitments, or surprises, it’s no wonder our point-of-sale software is so popular. It’s easy to get started and you don’t need a merchant account to accept payments.

Square’s transparent fees are just 1.6% per card-present transaction and 2.2% for manually keyed-in card payments. In the big leagues? Custom rates are available for some businesses with annual revenues over $250,000.

Advanced point of sale software features that are free

Our POS software allows businesses to create a visual item library with product modifiers to make checkout a snap.

Square’s free POS software has more advanced features to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently:

Robust point of sale software with no monthly fees

That’s right, Square’s POS software comes with robust functionality at a very reasonable cost. Here’s a breakdown of cost by feature.

POS Software Features Learn More Square’s Fees
POS software with no monthly SaaS fee Most other point-of-sale software providers charge a monthly fee, but with Square’s point of sale there are no long-term commitments and no hidden fees. Free
Detailed sales analytics Get the easy-to-read, real-time data you need to make more informed business decisions. Available from your desktop or mobile device — keep your finger on the pulse wherever you go. Learn more about Analytics Free
Invoices integration It’s easy to bill clients with Square Invoices. Send invoices right from your mobile device. Invoices paid online are in your bank account in one to two business days. Learn more about Invoices Free to send — pay 2.2% for each invoice paid securely online
Card not present (CNP) for phone orders Take payments over the phone with Virtual Terminal on your computer, or through Square Point of Sale, our free POS software. Learn more about Virtual Terminal No monthly fee — 2.2% per transaction.
Support If you ever get stuck, our knowledgeable Support team is here to help you over the phone, by email and through our online Support Center. Free

Affordable POS hardware to match

Our beautiful POS hardware and eftpos machines let you accept any type of payment safely — without breaking the bank. Square Stand for contactless and chip costs only $149. For mobile businesses, Square Reader costs only $65.

Learn more about Square Stand

How we’re building the best point of sale for small businesses

We started with a simple idea — that everyone should be able to accept credit card payments. Square created intuitive point-of-sale software, enabling small businesses to securely take card payments and run their business better.

We’ve continued to innovate with sales analytics, inventory management and tools for multi location businesses. And the price is right since all of this is available through free POS software.

We’re a champion for small businesses. We’re inspired by your vision and dedication. You know your business’s pain points better than anyone, which is why we listen to our sellers’ needs and continually innovate, coming out with new products and features to better support your needs.

Ready to get started? Sign up for a free Square account here.


How can I keep up to date with new product changes to your point-of-sale software?

Stay in the loop about Square’s improvements to our POS software by subscribing to our newsletters. Just enter your email address at the bottom of this page. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

If I process payments with Square, what are my transaction fees?

Square charges 1.6% per dipped or tapped credit or debit card payment. You can process Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, and eftpos chip credit or debit cards. And you can accept like Apple Pay and Android Pay for no extra charge. Card-not-present transactions are 2.2%. If your business has annual revenues over $250,000, with an average transaction of $15 or more, you could be eligible for lower, custom rates.

Learn more about Square’s payment processing fees.

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 a paid software plan. 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.

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