Square for Retail

Your entire business on one Retail POS system

Clothing and accessories

Grocery and specialty foods

Home goods and furniture

Beer, wine and liquor

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 shape what’s next.

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.

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Take fast payments anywhere

Accept every major payment type in store and online, including Afterpay online. 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 customize it with design themes or integrate your existing website.

“We wanted something that would be simple for both the customer and the guide, as well as for business administration purposes – for reports, for inventory management, online sales, the customer support system and customer feedback. We really wanted an easy system, and Square was perfect.”

— Karl Magnone, Tite Frette (Beer, Wine and Liquor)

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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.

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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.

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Home goods and furniture

Home goods and furniture

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

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Beer, wine and liquor

Beer, wine and liquor

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

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Everyone else

Everyone else

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

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
  • 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)


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 cards2

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

2.9% + 30¢ (online)

6% + 30¢ Afterpay (online)


For established retail businesses looking to scale


Must meet eligibility requirements3

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.

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 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.

All 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.

2The rate of 2.6% for contactless and chip-and-PIN payments for all major credit cards is only applicable to payments processed when signed into a Square for Retail Plus account on the Retail POS, and the standard Interac contactless and chip-and-PIN rate applies.

3If 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.