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Compare Square for Retail Free, Square for Retail Plus, and Square Point of Sale

Pricing

Square Point of Sale Square for Retail Free Square for Retail Plus
Monthly Price Free Free $109/month, per location
Card-Present Processing Fees 1.9% 1.9% 1.6%
Card-Not-Present Processing Fees 2.2% 2.2% 2.2%

For more information regarding processing fees, check out our Square for Retail and Point of Sale pricing articles.

Features

  Square Point of Sale Square for Retail Free Square for Retail Plus
Inventory Management      
Unlimited items ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Low stock alerts - ✔️ ✔️
GTIN and SKU bar codes - ✔️ ✔️
Create item categories ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Cross-location stock counts - ✔️ ✔️
Cross-location bulk transfers - - ✔️
Inventory counting tool - - ✔️
Smart stock forecasts - - ✔️
Automatic purchase orders - - ✔️
Bar code printing - - ✔️
COGS tracking - - ✔️
Vendor management - - ✔️
Inventory history - - ✔️
Bulk inventory intake - - ✔️
Checkout      
Saved carts ✔️ (Open Tickets) ✔️ ✔️
Bar code scanning with iPad camera - ✔️ ✔️
Discounts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Advanced item search ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
New order creation - ✔️ ✔️
Cross-location returns - - ✔️
Exchanges - - ✔️
Online Sales      
Free online store ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Smart website builder ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Automatic inventory sync ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
In-store pickup or delivery ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Sell on Instagram ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Custom domain Starts at $15/mo for Square Online Professional plan Starts at $15/mo for Square Online Professional plan Starts at $15/mo for Square Online Professional plan
Discounted shipping Starts at $30/mo for Square Online Performance plan Starts at $30/mo for Square Online Performance plan Starts at $30/mo for Square Online Performance plan
Product reviews Starts at $30/mo for Square Online Performance plan Starts at $30/mo for Square Online Performance plan Starts at $30/mo for Square Online Performance plan
Payments      
Integrated payments ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Next-day transfers ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Data security (PCI) compliance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
No hidden fees ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Invoices ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
eGift cards ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Physical gift cards ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Customers      
Auto created customer profiles ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Customer groups ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Customer fields ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Reports      
Sales reports ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Profit margin reports - - ✔️
Cost of goods sold - - ✔️
Vendor sales - - ✔️
Team Management      
Unlimited personal passcodes ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Timecard reporting ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Time tracking ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Unlimited sets of permissions Starts at $35/mo for Team Plus Starts at $35/mo for Team Plus ✔️
Sales vs. Labour reporting Starts at $35/mo for Team Plus Starts at $35/mo for Team Plus ✔️
Multiple wage rates Starts at $35/mo for Team Plus Starts at $35/mo for Team Plus ✔️

Supported Operating Systems

Square Point of Sale Square for Retail Free Square for Retail Plus
iPad and Square Stand ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
iOS phones ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Android phones ✔️
Android tablets ✔️
Square Terminal ✔️
Square Register ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

Note: Square for Retail on Mobile has a limited feature set. Learn more about the differences between Square for Retail Plus and Square for Retail Free when using an iPhone.

Hardware Compatibility

Square Point of Sale Square for Retail Free Square for Retail Plus
Square Reader for magstripe: headset jack or Lightning connector ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Reader for contactless and chip ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Register ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Stand for contactless and chip ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square point-of-sale kits for retail businesses ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

If you’re interested in learning more, you can try Square for Retail for free for 30 days.