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Compare Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale

Compare Square Point of Sale and 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 Retail Plus, you can try Square for Restaurants plus features free for 30 days.

Pricing

  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% ✖️

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

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.

Features

Feature Square POS Square for Restaurants Free Plan Square for Restaurants Plus Plan
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
Square KDS Compatible with Square for Restaurants Plus Subscription ✖️ ✔️

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 Magstripe Reader ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Reader ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Stand ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Register ✔️ ✔️ ✖️
Square POS Kits ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

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