Square for Retail

Discover what’s possible for your store.

Square for Retail offers a full POS system to help you run your retail business, no matter your size or style.

Ways we can help

Select a category below to learn more.

Ways we can help

Select a category below to learn more.

Manage your inventory

Intuitive, multi-location inventory management helps you make smart business decisions.

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Manage your inventory

  • Add unlimited items
  • Cross-location stock transfers
  • Inventory counting tool
  • Smart stock forecasts
  • Auto-generated purchase orders to replenish low stock
  • Print barcode labels
  • Manage vendors

See all inventory management features >

Sell in-store and online

Explore all the ways you can reach your customers in your store and with eCommerce.

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Sell in store and online

  • Free Retail Point of Sale app
  • Free online store syncs with your POS in real time
  • Sell on Instagram
  • Gift Cards and eGift Cards
  • In-store or on-the-go hardware
  • Send invoices
  • Take payments from your computer

See all selling features >

Build customer relationships

Keep them coming back to shop for more.

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Build customer relationships

  • Auto-created customer profiles
  • Customer sales history from all channels
  • Customer groups
  • Custom fields
  • Create custom Square Loyalty programs

See all customer features >

Run your business

From team management to reports, we’ll help you with our POS software.

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Run your business

  • Profit margin reports
  • Cost of goods sold reports
  • Vendor sales reports
  • Track team permissions
  • Set passcodes for sensitve data
  • Timecard reporting
  • Break tracking

See all analytics and employee management features >

Take payments

Take integrated payments with every sale, keep financial data secure and get paid fast.

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Manage your finances

  • Integrate sales at your POS
  • Send professional invoices
  • Data security (PCI) compliance
  • Next-business-day transfers

See all payment features >

Get hardware

Hardware for easy payment processing in-store or for transactions on the go.

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Get hardware

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Square Register
Comes with Retail POS and buyer-facing display, ready out of the box.

Square Stand and Reader
Connect an iPad and run Retail POS from your counter, or try the Reader on its own for payments on the go.

Add accessories
Build your perfect POS system with a barcode scanner or cash drawer.

See all Square hardware options >

Pick the plan for you

Start wherever you are with your retail business and we’ll help you succeed. No hidden fees. Cancel anytime.


For businesses getting started in person and online.


No monthly fee.

Get started free
Processing rate
  • 2.65%
    For all major credit cards
  • 10¢ flat fee
    Per Interac chip & PIN or tap
  • Free retail point of sale app
  • Free online store
  • Basic inventory tools
  • Unlimited items


For expanding businesses that need in-depth retail features.


Per month per location.

Start free trial
Processing rates
  • 2.6%
    For all major credit cards
  • 10¢ flat fee
    Per Interac chip & PIN or tap
Includes Free plan and:
  • Cross-location exchanges
  • Advanced inventory tools
  • Advanced retail reports
  • Unlimited team management


For businesses looking to scale, with everything in one place.

Custom pricing

Must meet eligibility requirements

Contact Sales
Processing rates
  • If your business processes $250K or more in credit card sales each year (not including INTERAC debit sales), you may be eligible to save money with a custom rate.
Includes Plus plan and:
  • Custom pricing
  • Square Loyalty
  • Account management

Compare plans

If your business processes $250K or more in credit card sales each year (not including INTERAC debit sales), you may be eligible to save money with a custom rate. Contact sales.

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  • How do I get started with Square for Retail?

    You can get started with either our Free or Plus Plan with just a few clicks here.
    Everyone who signs up to Square for Retail will automatically receive a 30-day free trial of Plus. At the end of your free trial, you can select which plan works best for you.
    To get started with Premium, contact our sales team.

  • Can I transfer my existing inventory?

    Yes, you are able to bulk import your existing inventory to Square.

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included with Square for Retail subscriptions, but you can explore compatible kits and devices to build a package that suits your needs here.

  • How do I switch from my current solution?

    Signing up for Square for Retail is easy and fast. Just select your plan, sign up, and add your inventory. There are no hidden fees or 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 the Free retail plan to the Plus plan by subscribing to it here. You’ll be able to utilize all existing features and setup. The only new setup will be for the added functionality that’s included with your upgrade. After your 30-day free trial, you’ll be charged $79 per month per location. If you choose not to subscribe, you’ll 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 have the option to downgrade your subscription from Plus to Free in your Dashboard.

    You can also pause your subscription at any time from your Dashboard. When you pause a subscription you will not be billed. You can unpause at any time and your account will be ready for you—all your data will be retained. You’ll see messaging in your Dashboard letting you know which features you’ll lose with the downgrade. You can see and compare plan features on our pricing page.