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Square for Retail Pricing

Square for Retail’s 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 $79 per month, per location. Learn more about the differences between Square for Retail Free and Square for Retail Plus.

Read more about getting started with Square for Retail, and using device codes to log in to the Retail POS app.

Locations & Devices

For each location accessing Square for Retail Plus’s advanced inventory system, there is a $79 subscription fee – charged on the first of the month.

You can manage your device settings and subscriptions from your online Square Dashboard.

Here are some examples of the billing structure with Square for Retail Plus.

Locations Cost
1 Location $79 x 1 = $79
2 Locations $79 x 2 = $158
3 Locations $79 x 3 = $237

Processing Fee

When you insert or tap your customer’s card through Square for Retail Plus for iOS or Square Register, your processing fee will be 2.6% credit card per transaction or 10¢ per Interac chip & PIN or tap. When using Square for Retail Free to insert or tap your customer’s card, your processing fee will be 2.65% per credit card transaction or 10¢ per Interac chip & PIN or tap. For all other types of transactions (such as card-not-present, Virtual Terminal or invoices), you’ll pay Square’s standard processing fee.

Fee Payment Type
2.6% per transaction or 10¢ per Interac chip & PIN or tap Inserted or tapped major credit cards with Square for Retail Plus
2.65% per transaction or 10¢ per Interac chip & PIN or tap Inserted or tapped major credit cards with Square for Retail Free

It’s important to note, the rate of 2.6% for card-present transactions is only for payments processed through Square for Retail Plus. If you use the Square Point of Sale app or Square for Retail Free to process payments, you will pay the standard processing fee of 2.65% for card-present transactions.

Also, if your subscription lapses or you unsubscribe from Square for Retail, you can still utilize Square for Retail Free to process payments, but your processing fee will return back to the standard 2.65%.

Learn more about managing your Square for Retail subscription.

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