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Compare Square Appointments and Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments will work for any business that needs appointment scheduling capabilities and a point of sale system. You can access Free, Plus, or Premium features and tools, depending on your business requirements.


  Square Point of Sale Appointments Free Appointments Plus Appointments Premium
Monthly Price Free Free $40 per month, per location $90 per month, per location
Location Unlimited One Unlimited Unlimited
Number of Staff Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Square Reader In-Person Processing Fees 1.9% per in-person transaction 1.9% per in-person transaction 1.6% per in-person transaction 1.6% per in-person transaction
Square Stand In-Person Processing Fees 1.9% per transaction 1.9% per transaction 1.6% per transaction 1.6% per transaction
Square Register In-Person Processing Fees 1.6% per transaction 1.6% per transaction 1.6% per transaction 1.6% per transaction
Manually keyed-in or Card on File 2.2% per transaction 2.2% per transaction 2.2% per transaction 2.2% per transaction

For payments taken online, by invoice or keyed in manually, see card-not-present processing rates. Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250k per year in card sales — contact our Sales team to learn more.

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

Afterpay and Square Appointments


With Square Appointments and Afterpay, customers to pay for in person transactions in four instalments over six weeks. Merchants get paid in full – immediately.

Learn more about Afterpay and Square.

Afterpay Pricing

The fee to use Afterpay in-person or online is 6% + 30¢ (excl. GST) per sale on all Square hardware. 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 for Retail, Square for Restaurants and Virtual Terminal. There isn’t a way to enable/disable Afterpay only for Square Appointments at this time.

Afterpay Eligibility

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

Major Features

See the chart below for a comparison of features between Square Point of Sale and Square Appointments.

Feature Square POS Square Appointments
Accept Payments ✔️ ✔️
Accept Afterpay In Person ✔️ ✔️
Sales and Reporting ✔️ ✔️
Accept Tips, Issue Returns, and Apply Discounts ✔️ ✔️
Manage and Sell Inventory ✔️ ✔️
Digital Receipts ✔️ ✔️
Next Day Transfer ✔️ ✔️
Third-Party App Integrations ✔️ ✔️
Google Calendar Sync ✖️ ✔️ (Plus/Premium only)
Individual Staff Calendars ✖️ ✔️
Online Booking Website ✖️ ✔️
Automated Email/SMS Reminders ✖️ ✔️ (Plus/Premium only)
Recurring Appointments ✖️ ✔️
Social Media Booking Integrations ✖️ ✔️
Cancellation / No Show Protection ✖️ ✔️ (Plus/Premium only)
Processing Time ✖️ ✔️
Resource Management ✖️ ✔️
Commission Tracking ✖️ ✔️
Free Team Management ✔️ ✔️
Paid Team Management Available as add-on Included for Premium subscribers
iOS App ✔️ ✔️
Android App ✔️ ✔️
Square Stand compatibility ✔️ ✔️
Square Register compatibility ✔️ ✔️
Square Terminal compatibility ✔️ ✖️
Square Reader compatibility ✔️ ✔️
9am-5pm, Mon-Fri Support ✔️ ✔️
24/7 English Support (not included) (not included)

If you're interested in learning more, you can try Square Appointments Plus or Premium features for free for 30 days.

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