Square for Retail by Device
Square for Retail allows you to track sales, purchase orders, vendors, reports, and inventory across locations. Depending on the hardware setup you are using, you’ll be able to access these features either on your Square Dashboard, through the Square Retail app or both.
If you are using the Square Retail app on an iPad, iPhone or Square Register, you’ll have access to both the in-app features and a full suite of features on your Square Dashboard. Note: The Square Retail App is supported on iPads and iPhones running iOS 12.0 or higher.
If you are using Square Terminal or an Android mobile device, you won’t be able to access the Retail app, but you can still take advantage of many Square for Retail features on your Dashboard.
To help you decide which setup will work best for your business, here is a full breakdown of Square for Retail features by device, and what’s on your Square Dashboard.
|Square Retail app||iPad or Square Stand||iPhone||Square Register||Android Mobile Device|
|Bulk Intake Inventory on POS||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Quickly receive Purchase Orders on POS||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Create Purchase Orders on POS||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Cross-Location Inventory Lookup||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Associate customer with order faster||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Streamlined search of items, SKUs, activities, receipts, customers||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
On Square Dashboard
Regardless of what device you are using, you can still access all of these Square for Retail features from your Square Dashboard:
Create new item/discount
Add unit costs to item
Add/Adjust Stock to item that’s existing in library
Cross-location inventory lookup
Transfer Stock between locations
Print barcode labels
Create new vendor
Create Purchase Order
Receive Purchase Order
Import Purchase Order via CSV or Excel File