How Square Offers Free POS Software with No Monthly Fees

You’re looking for comprehensive, easy-to-use point-of-sale software that lets you accept payments, works offline, and helps you run your business. What you’re not looking for is a POS with a lot of additional fees. As a business owner you have enough unexpected surprises to handle without footing a bill you didn’t bargain for.

Many companies’ point-of-sale software stings you with monthly fees, hidden costs, and extra charges for the basics. Square is different. We offer a robust, free POS system that sellers and customers alike trust and rely on.

Here’s the lowdown on our free point-of-sale software, its features, and its price tag, which is great for your business’s bottom line.

More than 2 million global merchants use Square’s free POS software

Square’s free point-of-sale software allows all types of businesses to accept credit and debit card payments.

More than two million companies globally use Square for payment processing, from cafes and retail stores to farmers’ markets and dentists’ surgeries. Over 340 million customer cards have now been used to make a payment with the help of Square.

With clear transaction fees and no monthly fees, long-term commitments, or surprises, it’s no wonder our point-of-sale software is so popular. It’s easy to get started and you don’t need a merchant account to accept payments.

Square’s transparent fees are just 1.75% per card-present transaction and 2.5% for manually keyed-in card payments. If you are taking an online payment, Square charges 1.4% + 25p for transactions with UK cards and 2.5% + 25p for transactions with non-UK cards.

Custom rates are available for some businesses that process more than £200,000 in card sales annually and you can learn more about Square’s fees here.

Advanced features in our free POS system

Our POS software allows businesses to create a visual item library with product modifiers to make the checkout process simple.

Square’s free POS software has more advanced features to help you start and run your business more effectively and efficiently. With our free plan, you can:

  • Learn about your customers and top-selling products with sales analytics.
  • Get a handle on your stock with inventory management.
  • Manage multiple locations.
  • Accept chip + PIN and contactless payments like Apple Pay and Google Pay with Square Reader.
  • Turn your computer into a web POS with our virtual terminal.
  • Offer digital and printed receipts (with in-app or written tips).
  • Use open tickets and split tender.
  • Send electronic invoices, including recurring payments.
  • Offer a faster checkout experience for your regular customers with Card on File.
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Robust point-of-sale software with no monthly fees

That’s right, Square’s POS software comes with robust functionality at a very reasonable cost. Here’s a breakdown of cost by feature.

POS Software Features Learn More Square’s Fees
POS software with no monthly SaaS fee Most other point-of-sale software providers charge a monthly fee, but with Square’s POS there are no long-term commitments and no hidden fees. Free
Detailed sales analytics Manage sales and get the easy-to-read, real-time sales reports you need to make more informed business decisions. Available from your desktop or mobile device — keep your finger on the pulse wherever you go. Learn more about Analytics Free
Invoices integration It’s easy to bill clients with Square Invoices. Send invoices right from your mobile device. Invoices paid online are in your bank account in one to two business days. Learn more about Invoices Free to send — pay 2.5% for each invoice paid securely online
Card not present (CNP) for phone orders Take payments over the phone with Virtual Terminal on your computer, or through Square Point of Sale, our free POS software. Learn more about Virtual Terminal No monthly fee — 2.5% per transaction.
Chargeback Protection Square helps settle payment disputes by dealing with your customer’s bank. Learn more about Chargeback Protection Free
PCI compliance included PCI compliance is a rigorous requirement that sellers who take card payments need to accept, store, process, and transmit cardholder data securely. If you sell with Square, we take care of PCI compliance for you. What is PCI compliance? Free
Customer support If you ever get stuck, our knowledgeable Support team is here to help you over the phone, by email, and through our online Support Centre. Free

Affordable POS hardware to match

Our beautiful, user-friendly POS hardware and credit card terminals let you accept any type of payment safely — without breaking the bank. Square Stand costs only £99 + VAT. For mobile businesses, Square Reader costs only £19 + VAT. Learn more about credit card machine prices

How we’re building the best point-of-sale system for small businesses

We started with a simple idea — that everyone should be able to accept credit card payments. Square created intuitive point-of-sale software, enabling small businesses to securely take card payments and run their business better.

We’ve continued to innovate with sales analytics, team management, inventory management, and tools for multi-location businesses. And the price is right since all of this is available through our free POS software.

We’re a champion for small businesses. We’re inspired by your vision and dedication. You know your business’s pain points better than anyone, which is why we listen to our sellers’ needs and continually innovate, coming out with new products and features to better support your needs.

Ready to get started? Sign up for a free Square account here.


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If I process payments with Square, what are my transaction fees?

Square charges 1.75% per inserted or tapped credit card payment. You can process Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, Visa Electron credit or debit cards. And you can accept mobile payments like Apple Pay and Google Pay for no extra charge.

Online payment transactions are 1.4% + 25p for transactions with UK cards and 2.5% + 25p for transactions with non-UK cards.

If your business has over £200,000 in card sales annually, you could be eligible for lower, custom rates.

Learn more about Square’s payment processing fees.