The POS system serving grocery and convenience stores

While you help customers put food on the table, Square for Retail makes sure your shelves are stocked and fresh, inventory is accurate and checkout is fast.

Setup 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 personalized onboarding experience.

Keep growing.

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

Keep queues moving and shelves stocked.

Speed through checkout.

  • Customize your grocery and convenience store POS system so everything you need is at your fingertips.
  • Scan variable price barcodes and connect Bluetooth and USB scales.
  • Quickly train your cashier on an easy-to-use POS.

Manage your inventory.

  • Easily track, order and receive fresh stock with all inventory synced in real time.
  • Always know what’s selling out and which brands perform best.
  • Keep tabs on topline metrics such as COGS, revenue and profit margin.

Sell everywhere.

  • Offer grocery pickup by creating scheduled orders from your POS.
  • Take orders online, over the phone, in-store and in person.
  • See inventory levels automatically sync across every channel and location.

Lead your team. Plus

  • Add new devices and grocery store locations as your team grows.
  • Assign different roles, passcodes and permissions for every type of employee.
  • Schedule shifts in advance and track time and availability.

“Having access to the real-time consumer habits of our customers helps us decide what type of products to offer in the store, what type of products to promote and what type of product to recommend. It’s beneficial to have all this information, and Square provides it for us.”

– Karl Magnone, President and Co-Founder of Tite Frette, Montreal, Quebec

Add all the ingredients to run, sell and grow.

Square Online

Easily build a professional website to take grocery orders, and your inventory will be seamlessly integrated.

Square Loyalty

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

Square Marketing

Tell customers about your latest specials via email and text messages.

Sync your existing apps.

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

For the front end, backroom and everywhere else

Square Stand

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

Square Register

It’s more than a cash register. It’s a fully integrated POS system with a second customer-facing display.

Square Reader

Connect wirelessly, accept debit and credit 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 or 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
  • 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)


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
  • Unlimited employee time tracking

Processing rates per transaction:

Discount: 2.6% for all major credit cards1

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

2.9% + 30 ¢ (online)


For established retail businesses looking to scale


Must meet eligibility requirements2

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

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

Custom processing rates available.

Stay up to date.

Learn about features and promotions and hear stories from other grocers, supermarkets and convenience stores.

Need help?

Talk to our sales team.

Get help choosing the right products or chat about large business pricing.

Support Centre

Learn how to get the most out of Square with helpful tips, articles and videos.


  • 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, Square for Retail will likely meet your needs with a user-friendly interface fit for grocery and convenience stores. 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 your plan 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, multilocation 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 businesses.

    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 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 Retail POS, and the standard Interac contactless and chip and PIN rate applies.

2If 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.