A Square vs. Zettle comparison

Compare payment providers to find the best solution for your business.

Everything you need to run your business, anywhere, anytime.

Square has all the solutions you need to reach your customers and grow your business, whether in person, online or both.

Square makes selling in person and online fast and easy.

Set up a free online store and integrate with one of our delivery partners.

Send an unlimited number of invoices, estimates or recurring invoices to request payments for goods and services.

Track employees, inventory and sales all for free using Square POS Software.

Keep new and existing customers coming back with Marketing & Loyalty tools that grow your business.

Simplify your day with our web-based appointment scheduling software and app.

Get your money deposited in your bank account as fast as the next working day or instantly for a fee.


How Square compares to Zettle*

Trustpilot scores Square: 4.1 Zettle: 2.9
Cost comparison    
In person processing fee 1.75% 1.75%
No refund fees
Yes
Yes
No chargeback fees
Yes
Up to £250
No additional fees for American Express
Yes
Yes
No hardware rental fees
Yes
Yes
Next business day transfer as standard
Yes
No
Instant transfer - access funds in minutes (for a fee)
Yes
No
In-person payments    
Free POS App
Yes
Yes
All-in-one till system with customer display and built-in software
Yes
No
Cost of basic store POS kit - iPad till stand with card reader Square Stand - £99 + VAT Zettle Store Kit - £189 + VAT
Lowest card reader price Square Reader - £16 + VAT Zettle 2 - £29 + VAT
Portable card machine with built-in receipt printer & free, pre-installed POS software
Yes
Yes
Physical gift cards
Yes
No
Offline mode Yes with Square Terminal
No
Online and remote payments    
Free online store
Yes
No
Website templates
Yes
No
Online ordering for Restaurants
Yes
No
Photo Studio app for item library and online store
Yes
No
Payment links
Yes
Yes
Invoices
Yes
Yes
Virtual Terminal to take payments over the phone or on your computer
Yes
No
e-Gift Cards
Yes
Yes
Solutions designed for you    
Bespoke Retail POS System
Yes
Yes
Bespoke Restaurant POS System
Yes
No
Bespoke POS System for Appointments-based businesses
Yes
No
Kitchen Display System
Yes
No
Table mapping
Yes
No
Loyalty programme software
Yes
No
Email marketing software
Yes
No
Team management
Yes
Yes
Inventory management
Yes
Yes
Connects with 100+ apps in the app marketplace including popular accounting, order ahead, eCommerce and booking platforms
Yes
No
25+ APIs for custom online, mobile and in-person workflows
Yes
No
Dedicated 24/7 priority customer support team and phone line. Available on Paid Plans for Square for Restaurants, Square for Retail and Square Appointments and for Square Register and Square Terminal users
No

*Competitive data on this page was collected as of 21 June 2022 and it is based on information found on zettle.com/gb. This information is subject to change or update without notice. Square does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page.

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Four things you can depend on with Square.

Whether you need business tools and solutions for your retail store, quick-service restaurant, beauty salon or on-the-go jobs, Square offers the reliability and ease of use every business needs.

Best in class payment hardware.

Reliable hardware for every size and type of business, no matter how big or small.

Square Reader

Take contactless and chip + PIN payments anywhere with a card reader that pairs directly with your mobile device.

Square Terminal

Take payments, print receipts and run your business with a powerful, smart and portable card machine.

Square Register

Get an all-in-one till system with a dedicated customer display and built-in POS software that lets you start selling straight out of the box.

Square Stand

Turn your iPad into a professional point of sale and take every kind of payment.

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