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

Compare Square Point of Sale and Square for Retail free and plus features to see which plan is best suited for your business. If you’re interested in learning more about Retail Plus, you can try Square for Retail plus features free for 30 days.

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 using Square Reader or Square Stand 1.9% 1.9% 1.6%
Card-Present Processing Fees using Square Terminal or Square Register 1.6% 1.6% 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.

Custom pricing is available if businesses processing more than $250K per year. Contact our sales team for more information on Retail Premium plans, which includes discounts on Square Loyalty.

Features

  Square Point of Sale Square for Retail Free Square for Retail Plus
Inventory Management      
Unlimited items ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Low stock alerts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Inventory tracking ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Create GTIN and SKU barcodes ✔️ ✔️
Auto-generate SKUs ✔️ ✔️
Create item categories ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Cross-location stock counts ✔️ ✔️
Cross-location bulk transfers ✔️
Inventory counting tool ✔️
Smart stock forecasts ✔️
Automatic purchase orders ✔️
Barcode printing ✔️
COGS tracking ✔️
Vendor management ✔️
Inventory history ✔️
Bulk inventory intake ✔️
Checkout      
Saved carts ✔️ (Open Tickets) ✔️ ✔️
Barcode scanning with iPad camera ✔️ ✔️
Scan existing SKUs ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Discounts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Advanced item search ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
New order creation ✔️ ✔️
Cross-location returns ✔️
Exchanges ✔️
Online Sales      
Free Square Online website ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
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 business day transfers ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Data security PCI compliance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
No hidden fees ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Invoices ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
eGift Cards ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Physical gift cards ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Customers      
Customer directory ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Auto created customer profiles ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Customer groups ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Customer fields ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Loyalty ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
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 Magstripe Reader ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Reader ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Stand ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Terminal ✔️ - -
Square Register ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square POS kits ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

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

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