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Create and Manage Items from the Retail POS App

With Square for Retail Free and Square for Retail Plus, you can create and manage your item library directly from the Retail POS app on iPad and iPhone.

Create an Item with the Retail POS App

To get started:

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines to bring up the Main Menu.

  2. Select Items > All Items > Create Item.

  3. Fill out the item details – including item image, stock quantity, unit type and precision, unit cost and an item description.

  4. Tap Save.

Note: When you create an item from the app, it will not be available at your other locations. If you’d like to enable an item across multiple locations, just head to your online Square Dashboard.

Create an Item by Scanning a Barcode

When you scan an unrecognised barcode from Square for Retail Free or Square for Retail Plus for iOS, you’ll have the option to create an item on the spot.

To get started:

  1. Scan a new barcode in the Retail app. You take this action from your basket view, or while adding stock.

  2. You’ll see a message notifying you the item is not recognised. Tap Create Item.

  3. Enter the item details. The bar code SKU will automatically populate in the price field.

  4. Tap Save.

Note: Barcode scanners are not currently compatible with Square for Retail on Mobile.

Edit an Item

You can update an item at any time.

  1. From the Main Menu, tap Items.

  2. Search for an item to update. Once you’ve located it, just tap it to bring up the item details page.

  3. Edit the item information.

  4. Tap Save.

Delete an Item From Your Library

  1. Search for the item to delete it from your library.

  2. Tap the item to bring up the item details page.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the item details page and tap Delete Item From This Location.

  4. Select Confirm Delete.

Read more about managing your item library with Square for Retail.