Build your item library with the Square app by creating items and categories.

Items and categories sync across all devices assigned to a location and the online Dashboard.

Note: In addition to the Square app, you can create and manage items from your online Square Dashboard.

Create Items with the Square App

  1. Tap the following icon in the navigation bar: Three Horizontal Lines
  2. Tap Items > All items > Create Item
  3. Enter the item details, including any applicable modifiers and taxes. To determine an item’s price at checkout, leave the price field blank.
  4. If an item has multiple variations or price points, tap Add New Price, Size or SKU.
  5. Tap Save

Note: Leave the value empty to create a variable items. Variable priced items prompt you to customise the amount of the item at the time of the sale.

Edit and Delete Items within the Square App

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Items > All Items
  3. Tap the item you’d like to edit or delete and make your changes.
  4. Tap Save or Delete Item. 

Manage Categories with the Square App

For an easy checkout experience, organise your items into categories: 

Create a Category

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Items > Categories > Create Category.
  3. Name your category, then Tap To Edit to customise your category tile’s label and colour.
  4. Select which items will be included in this category.
  5. Tap Save.

Edit a Category

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the navigation bar.
  2. Tap Items > Categories > select the category you’d like to edit.
  3. Tap Edit Category.
  4. Edit items included or tap Tap To Edit to customise the tile’s label and colour.
  5. Tap Save.

Set Up Your Item Grid on a Tablet

Your Items Grid transforms your POS into a fast, user-friendly tool for your employees. It syncs to all devices assigned to a location. Employees cannot set up an individual Item Grid.

Build your Item Grid to quickly access frequently used items, discounts or categories. To do so:

  1. Select a numbered item page from your navigation bar.
  2. Tap and hold any empty square.
  3. Tap any + icon on the grid.
  4. Add an item, category or discount to the page. 
  5. Tap Done Editing to save.

If you’re using an Android tablet you can customise the appearance of your Items Grid:

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the navigation bar. 
  2. Tap Settings > Item Appearance
  3. Select your display preference. Choose between image or text tiles.
  4. Tap Save.

Note: An Items Grid isn’t available from the Square app on smartphones.

Learn how to create item categories from your online Square Dashboard.