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Compare Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale

Compare Square Point of Sale with Square for Restaurants Free and Plus features to see which plan is best suited for your business. If you’re interested in learning more about Square for Restaurants Plus, you can access a free 30-day trial.


  Square Point of Sale Square for Restaurants Free Square for Restaurants Plus
Monthly Price Free Free $129 per month, per location
Card Present Processing Fees 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%
Square Stand with Square Reader Processing Fees 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%
Square Terminal Processing Fees 1.6% Limited Availability Limited Availability
Square Register Processing Fees 1.6% 1.6% ✖️
Afterpay In-Person Processing Fees 1.6% (incl. GST) until 10th Sept 2022 1.6% (incl. GST) until 10th Sept 2022 1.6% (incl. GST) until 10th Sept 2022

Custom Pricing

Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250,000 per year. Contact our Sales Team to learn more about Square for Restaurants Premium Plan.

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

Afterpay and Square for Restaurants

Afterpay in-person acceptance is available with Square POS and Square for Restaurants Free, Plus and Premium.


With Square for Restaurants and Afterpay, customers to pay for in person transactions in four instalments over six weeks.

  • If you’re eligible, you can accept Afterpay payments in store via your Square for Restaurants POS app.
  • Afterpay in-person is available with Square for Restaurants Free, Plus and Premium plans.
  • For all transactions, merchants get paid in full – immediately.

Learn more about Afterpay and Square.

Afterpay Pricing

Square sellers using Afterpay get paid the full amount at the time of purchase, minus a processing fee on the total order. Enabling Afterpay with Square is free — there are no monthly fees or startup costs. You only pay when you make a sale for in-person transactions. There are no processing fees charged on the remaining instalments or if your customer makes a late payment.

To help you start using Afterpay with Square for Restaurants, from now through 10th September 2022, you’ll pay 1.6% (incl. GST) per transaction on all Square hardware. After our promotions, Afterpay in-person processing fees will be 6% + 30¢ (excl. GST).

Note: Afterpay rates are fixed and do not vary by subscription type, hardware, or custom pricing.

Enable or Disable Afterpay

You can go to Payment Methods to enable or disable Afterpay at any time.

Note: The setting for In-person payments with Afterpay is global and applies across all Square products that can also take Afterpay payments in-person. This includes other online platforms such as Square Point of Sale, Square Appointments, Square for Retail and Virtual Terminal. There isn’t a way to enable/disable Afterpay only for Square for Restaurants at this time.

Afterpay Eligibility

To see if you are eligible for Afterpay, visit our In-Person eligibility.


Check out the full comparison of features between Square POS, the Square for Restaurants Free Plan and Plus Plan. Note: Square for Restaurants Plus features are not yet available on Square Register.

Feature Square POS Square for Restaurants Free Plan Square for Restaurants Plus Plan
Afterpay In-Person Acceptance ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Afterpay Online Acceptance ✖️ ✖️ ✖️
Remote Menu and Grid Management ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Remote Device Management ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Shared Device Settings ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Service Charge Reporting ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Menu Reports ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Section Sale and Cover Reports ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Category Rollup Reports ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Open Bills (& Predefined Bills) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Decimal Quantities ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Item Creation on the POS ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Device Settings on the POS ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Image Tiles ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Dark Mode ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Auto-Gratuity (manual or always apply) ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Auto-Gratuity (based on seating) ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Order Manager ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Advanced (Conversational) Modifiers ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Table Maps ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Table Colours Based on Time ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Coursing ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Seating & Cover Counts ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Item availability & Item Counts ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Reopen Closed Bills ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Shift Reports ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Close of Day ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
Live Sales Report in App ✖️ ✖️ ✔️
9–5, M–F Support ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
24/7 Support (not included) (not included) ✔️
Free Team Management ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Paid Team Management Available as add-on Available as add-on Included
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Supported Operating Systems

Square Point of Sale Square for Restaurants Free Plan Square for Restaurants Plus Plan
iPad ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
iOS phones ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Android phones ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Android tablets ✔️ ✖️ ✖️

Hardware Compatibility

  Square Point of Sale Square for Restaurants Free Plan Square for Restaurants Plus Plan
Square Reader ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Stand ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Terminal ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Square Register ✔️ ✔️ ✖️
Square POS Kits ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

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