Square for Retail

All the tools you need – from open to close, in-store and online.

Make sales in-store and online

Take fast and secure payments with no hidden fees, and track every sale from one reliable system.

Make sales in-store and online

Take fast and secure payments with no hidden fees, and track every sale from one reliable system.


Manage inventory and fulfilment

Get more products out the door with inventory that automatically syncs across all of your locations.

Manage inventory and fulfilment

Get more products out the door with inventory that automatically syncs across all of your locations.


Track your success

Access reports that help you make decisions backed by data and get even more insights with Square for Retail Plus.

Track your success

Access reports that help you make decisions backed by data and get even more insights with Square for Retail Plus.


Lead your team

Empower your team members to drive your business forward with staff management tools.

Lead your team

Empower your team members to drive your business forward with staff management tools.


Manage your finances

Get paid fast and handle all of your accounting needs from your POS.

Manage your finances

Get paid fast and handle all of your accounting needs from your POS.


Support your customers

Use Square Marketing to create a better customer experience and drive more traffic in store or online.

Support your customers

Use Square Marketing to create a better customer experience and drive more traffic in store or online.


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

Free

For small businesses getting started in person and online

$0

No monthly fees

Includes:

  • Free Retail Point of Sale app
  • Free online store
  • Basic inventory tools
  • Unlimited items

Processing rates per transaction:

2.65% for all major credit cards (in person)

0.75% + 7¢ per Interac chip and PIN or tap

2.9% + 30¢ (online)

6% + 30¢ Afterpay (online)

Plus

For growing retail businesses that need in-depth features

$79

Per month, per location

Includes Square for Retail Free plan features and:

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

Processing rates per transaction:

Discount: 2.6% for all major credit cards4

0.75% + 7¢ per Interac chip and PIN or tap

2.9% + 30¢ (online)

6% + 30¢ Afterpay (online)

Premium

For established retail businesses looking to scale

Custom

Must meet eligibility requirements5

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

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

Custom processing rates available.


How to get started

Need support? Talk to our team

Sign up in minutes

Download the Square for Retail app on your phone and tablet, 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.

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  • QuickBooks
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  • WooCommerce
  • Shippo

Start selling

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

FAQ

  • 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 from the Free Retail plan to the Plus plan by subscribing to it here. You’ll be able to utilize 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.

1Square Card is issued by Square Canada Inc pursuant to a licence by Mastercard International Incorporated and may be used wherever Mastercard is accepted. Funds generated through Square’s payment processing services are generally available through Square Card immediately after a payment is processed. Fund availability times may vary due to technical issues. Square does not charge fees, but ATM withdrawal fees charged by ATM providers may apply. Square Card is funded on a prepaid basis. Square Card is not a bank account and Square Card funds are not CDIC-insured.

2Instant transfers require a linked debit card and cost a fee per transfer. Only physical Canadian debit cards with Visa Debit or Plus network support can be linked to a Square account at this time. Funds are subject to your bank’s availability schedule, but are generally available in your bank account within 20 minutes of initiating an instant transfer. Minimum amount is CAD$25 and maximum is CAD$5,000 in a single transfer. New Square sellers may be limited to one instant transfer per day of up to CAD$500.

3All loans are issued by Square Canada Inc 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. Offer eligibility is not guaranteed. All loans are subject to approval. Not available in Quebec. Terms and conditions apply.

4The rate of 2.6% for contactless and chip-and-PIN payments for all major credit cards is only applicable to payments processed when signed in to a Square for Retail Plus account on the Square Retail POS, and the standard Interac contactless and chip-and-PIN rate applies.

5If 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.