New: Square for Retail POS on Square Terminal

In exciting news for UK businesses using Square for Retail is now available to be used on the popular Square Terminal device. Square for Retail POS has previously only been available on Square hardware solutions, including Square Stand and Square Register.

With Square for Retail POS now also available on Square Terminal, there are new opportunities for retailers to take payments and serve customers quickly and flexibly. Let’s look at how using Square Terminal in your retail business might benefit you and your customers.

What is Square Terminal?

Square Terminal is the all-in-one device for taking card and mobile payments and printing receipts. Businesses love using Square Terminal because it’s so flexible: the portable handheld device can go wherever you need to take payments quickly and securely. Now with Square for Retail available on Square Terminal, retailers can have an even more seamless POS experience.

Conveniently, businesses using Square Terminal for Retail pay a processing fee of 1.75% for any chip + PIN or contactless payment. We also offer next-business-day transfers to your bank account so you don’t have to worry about long lead times to access your money.

The fully portable POS machine

With pandemic restrictions largely behind us, brick-and-mortar is back and becoming more dynamic and experiential than ever before. This means customisation is key. It’s important to find flexible solutions across every part of your retail business, particularly when it comes to taking payments.

There are many reasons retailers might consider Square Terminal as their all-in-one selling solution. Portability is a plus for any retail setting and the Square Terminal is the perfect companion for running your retail business. Why?

  • Portability means you’re not reliant on a power outlet. Square Terminal can be plugged into a power source or can be used completely cordlessly with a battery designed to last all day. -
  • Square allows offline payments so you never have to worry about missing a sale even if you have internet connection issues. -
  • Unlock exclusive features, like processing exchanges and cross-location returns, creating orders and inventory management (coming year-end) to streamline your operations in one place. -
  • More personalisation for faster checkout with customisable tiles, catalogues and page layouts, and advanced product search. -
  • If you’re selling on the go or at several different locations on one day, Square Terminal is incredibly convenient to carry and set up. No bulky or heavy retail POS hardware in sight. -

With Square Terminal, retailers are no longer chained to the traditional counter for making sales and taking payments. You can be wherever the transaction needs to happen.

Square Terminal can help you grow your business

You can configure Square Terminal to the needs of your retail business. For some businesses, this might mean using Square Terminal as your number one standalone payments device. For other businesses with more advanced needs, Square Terminal becomes part of a suite of payments solutions, providing a portable option to use anywhere in-store or on the go.

Choose to start selling right away with Square for Retail Free or upgrade to Retail Plus to unlock advanced inventory features. Use Square Terminal as a standalone retail point-of-sale system, or use it alongside other devices to check out customers faster or process on-the-go payments.

Checkout: Streamline your page layouts with customisable items, actions, customers, discounts tiles, or even saved carts, for a more optimised workflow.

Prep for busy seasons: Process exchanges and cross-location returns, create orders for pickup or shipping, along with inventory management tools (coming year-end), all from an all-in-one retail POS system.

Cut down the queues: Add a Square Terminal to your POS line-up and cut the checkout queue in half, reducing the major bottleneck and speeding up your service. The best part is you can always add more Square Terminals as demand increases at each location.

Take remote payments: Key in payments from the back office or storeroom with your Square Terminal.

Accept Clearpay: Increase your average transaction value, and allow customers to process in-person payments using Clearpay on Square Terminal, so you never miss a sale

Save counter space: Add necessary payments hardware to your counter without taking up too much space or creating a mess of cables and bulky retail till systems.

A boost for your busy sales periods

With busy sales periods popping up throughout the year, retailers are looking for ways to support their teams that may be hampered by staff shortages and high customer demand. With Square for Retail available on Square Terminal, there’s now a great solution for keeping checkouts quick, serving customers flexibly anywhere in your shop, or taking payments on the go no matter where your retail selling takes place. Your team will love the flexibility, and your customers will appreciate the time saved.

Get started with Square for Retail POS on Square Terminal

Square for Retail is now compatible with any Square Terminal device, whether brand new or existing. If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up to Square for Retail POS, either the Free or Plus plan.

If you’re buying a brand new Square Terminal
Unbox Square Terminal and power it on. From there, select Retail as your chosen point of sale. You can then run a Square for Retail POS account on Square Terminal.

If you already use a Square Terminal to run Square Point of Sale
Already have a Square Terminal that you’ve been using Square Point of Sale on? To switch to Square for Retail POS you’ll need to update your device software by signing out and then signing back in. Watch for notifications on your Square Terminal screen or on your Square Dashboard to take you through the steps needed to make the update. It will only take a few minutes to complete.

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This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. For specific advice applicable to your business, please contact a professional.

Square for Retail, now in the palm of your hands. Square Terminal lets you accept sales, manage your item catalogue, take payments and print, text or email receipts - no extra hardware needed.