Square for Retail Pricing
The Square for Retail monthly subscription cost is determined by the plan you choose and the number of active locations in Square:
Square for Retail Free is available at no cost and works with single-location accounts.
Square for Retail Plus is available at $109 per month, per location. Learn more about the differences between Square for Retail Free and Square for Retail Plus.
Square for Retail Premium is available with custom pricing if you process more than $250k a year. Contact our Sales Team to learn more.
If you’re not sure if Square for Retail is the right fit for your business, view a comparison of the Square Point of Sale app with the Retail Free and Plus features.
If you’ve already created a Square account, upgrading to Square for Retail is simple. Once you subscribe, all of your existing account information will be available with Square for Retail Free, Plus or Premium – including your items, customers, bank account information and inventory.
Locations & Devices
For each location accessing our advanced inventory system with Square for Retail Plus, there is a $109 monthly subscription fee — charged on the first of the month. Here are some examples of the billing structure with Square for Retail Plus.
|$109 x 1 = $109
|$109 x 2 = $218
|$109 x 3 = $327
When you tap, insert or swipe your customer’s card through Square for Retail Plus for iOS, your processing fee will be 1.6% per transaction.
When using Square for Retail Free to tap, insert or swipe your customer’s card, your processing fee will be 1.9% per transaction.
For all other types of transactions (such as card-not-present, Virtual Terminal or invoices), you’ll pay Square’s standard processing fee.
|Swiped Magstripe Cards, Swiped or Inserted Chip Cards, Contactless (NFC) Payments, Prepaid Gift Cards with Square for Retail Plus
|Swiped Magstripe Cards, Swiped or Inserted Chip Cards, Contactless (NFC) Payments, Prepaid Gift Cards with Square for Retail Free
|Manually entered Cards, Card on File Transactions, Virtual Terminal Payments with Square for Retail Plus or Free
|Invoices, Square Online
|6% + 30¢ (excluding GST)
|Afterpay Online and/or In-Person Acceptance
*The rate of 1.6% (GST inclusive) for contactless and chip + PIN payments on Square Reader and Square Stand is only applicable to payments processed when signed in to a Square for Retail Plus account on the Retail POS app. If you process payments on Square Point of Sale or Square for Retail POS Free version, you will pay the standard processing fee of 1.9% (GST inclusive) for any tap or insert on Square Reader and Square Stand payments.
Also, if your subscription lapses or you unsubscribe from Square for Retail, you can still utilise Square for Retail Free to process payments, but your processing fee will return back to the standard 1.9% per transaction.
Afterpay and Square for Retail
Learn more about managing your Square for Retail subscription.