Square for Retail Plans
Square for Retail is a full POS system designed for retail businesses, no matter the size or style. Square for Retail offers two plans: Square for Retail Free (at no monthly cost) and Square for Retail Plus (at $79 per month, per location). See the table below for a comparison of features between the Square for Retail Free plan and the Square for Retail Plus plan. If you already have Square for Retail, you can change your plan at any time in the Pricing & Subscriptions settings of your online Square Dashboard.
|Feature||Square for Retail Free||Square for Retail Plus|
|Processing Rate per Transaction|
|Card-Present Processing Fees||2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap||2.6% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap|
|Create/Manage Item Options||✔||✔|
|Manage Item Costs||–||✔|
|View Product Matrix||✔||✔|
|Import/Export Item Library||✔||✔|
|Manage Modifiers, Categories, Discounts, Taxes and Units||✔||✔|
|Manage Settings for Dining Options, Comp & Void, Inventory (for Invoices) and Online Checkout||✔||✔|
|Low Stock Alerts||✔||✔|
|GTIN and SKU Barcodes||✔||✔|
|Print Barcode Labels||–||✔|
|Bulk Inventory Intake||–||✔|
|Cross-Location Stock Transfers||–||✔|
|Inventory Counting Tool||–||✔|
|View Inventory History||–||✔|
|Create Purchase Orders||–||✔|
|Inventory Sell-through and Automatic Purchase Orders||–||✔|
|Send Purchase Orders as email, PDF or CSV||–||✔|
|Manage Pending Restocks||–||✔|
|Item Sales Report||✔||✔|
|Category Sales Report||✔||✔|
|Sales by Payment Type Report||✔||✔|
|COGS and Profit Margins Report||–||✔|
|Inventory Value/Projected Profit Report||–||✔|
|Inventory by Category Report||–||✔|
|Sales by Vendor Report||–||✔|
|Return any Item from any Location||✔||✔|
|Point of Sale|
|Add a Device||✔||✔|
|Shared Settings on Devices||✔||✔|
|Signature & Receipt Settings||✔||✔|
|Cross Location Inventory Lookup||✔||✔|
|Settings: Configure Profiles, Feedback and Email Collection||✔||✔|
|Team Members||$35 per month, per location||Included in $60 Monthly Subscription|
|Permissions||$35 per month, per location||Included in $60 Monthly Subscription|
|Square Accessories Settings||✔||✔|
|Manage Orders in POS||✔||✔|
|Connect to Square Online||✔||✔|
|Connect to Postmates||✔||✔|
|Connect to DoorDash||✔||✔|
|Buy Online/Pickup in Store||✔||✔|
|Buy Online/Return in Store||✔||✔|
|Buy Online/Offer Delivery||✔||✔|
|Integrate to existing eCommerce sites||✔||✔|
|Integrate with BigCommerce||✔||✔|
Square for Retail Plan FAQ
What is the Square for Retail Plus free trial and how do I start one?
Anyone who signs up or Square for Retail will automatically be enrolled in a 30-day free trial of Square for Retail Plus. This allows you to explore all the features you might need to run your business with Square for Retail. At the end of the trial, you can choose to subscribe to Square for Retail Plus to keep using advanced features, or you can downgrade to Square for Retail Free. You can also change your plan at any time by visiting Settings > Account & Settings > Business information > Pricing & Subscriptions in your online Square Dashboard.
Do I need to create a new account if I want to try Square for Retail Free?
No. If you currently use Square for Retail Plus and would like to switch to the Free plan, you can downgrade by visiting Settings > Account & Settings > Business information > Pricing & Subscriptions in your online Square Dashboard. Under Payment Method, click Manage subscription next to Square for Retail Plus. From here, you can choose to downgrade to the Free version of Square for Retail.
What if I try out Square for Retail Free and decide I need to use Square for Retail Plus?
If you use Square for Retail Free and need to upgrade to Square for Retail Plus, you can do so by visiting Settings > Account & Settings > Business information > Pricing & Subscriptions in your online Square Dashboard. Under Payment Method, click Manage subscription next to Square for Retail Free. From here, you can choose to upgrade to Square for Retail Plus.
Will I lose any of my account information in the process of upgrading/downgrading?
Whether you upgrade/downgrade, your account will retain all information (e.g. items, inventory, settings, etc.) throughout the process. If you upgrade, the paid features will be ready to use once you’ve confirmed your payment method. If you downgrade, you will lose access to the paid features immediately, and will be billed a prorated amount for the time you used the Plus version.
Can I use my Square for Retail Free subscription with other products at Square?
Yes. Your Square for Retail Free subscription will work with other Square products, including Square Online, Team Management and Square Loyalty.
How will I know if a feature is unavailable with Square for Retail Free?
You will still see all Square for Retail features in your online Square Dashboard, but the features available to Square for Retail Plus will be greyed out.