Get Started with Square for Retail
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Square for Retail streamlines your business – so your sales, inventory, purchase orders, customer directory and reports are integrated. The Square for Retail app works with your online Square Dashboard, along with iPad and iPhone, Square Terminal and Square Register, so connecting the dots (while optimising your business’ profitability) has never been easier. With Square for Retail, you have two subscription options:
Square for Retail Free at no monthly cost
Square for Retail Plus at €49 per month, per location.
Learn more about the differences between Square for Retail Free and Square for Retail Plus or sign up for a free 30-day trial to see which features are best suited for your business.
Sign up for Square for Retail
If you’re brand new to Square, explore the Square Basics to get comfortable with our ecosystem and knock a few essentials off your to-do list:
Link a bank account to your Square for Retail account to start receiving transfers.
Get the right hardware for your business to start accepting payments, printing receipts and scanning barcodes.
If you don’t have an existing Square account, you can also sign up directly for Square for Retail.
Square for Retail Features
Begin by logging into your online Square Dashboard and setting up your item library with details such as unit types (kilograms, grams, etc.), unit precision up to the hundredths (.00) or thousandths place (.000) and unit costs. You can also generate device codes and create barcode labels.
Export/Import Item Library: Take bulk actions on your item library and stock.
Import Unit Costs: Import missing unit costs. If you’re importing your stock for the first time with Square for Retail, the stock intake action will reflect as Received. If you’ve imported your item library before, your stock intake will be considered a Recount.
Item Options: Quickly create and organise item variations by combining item options.
Auto-SKU Generation: Automatically generate SKUs for your item variations through your item library and during the barcode label creation process.
Create and Print Barcode Labels: You can generate barcode labels directly from your online Square Dashboard.
Create and Print Packing Slips: You can create and print packing slips with your Square for Retail POS.
Square for Retail POS App
The Retail POS app is your full front-of-house POS solution.
Retail POS App Navigation: Review the Actions menu of the Retail POS app.
Favourites List: Create a favourites list for your most popular items.
Process a Payment: Manage your basket and process payments.
Issue a Refund or Exchange: Process a refund or exchange from your transaction history or customers list.
Create and Manage Items From the App: Add or edit items for individual locations directly from the app.
Cash Management: Track cash sales and account for paid in/paid out adjustments outside of a sale.
Manage Inventory from the app: Bulk receive inventory to make quantities available, count inventory by scanning, create and receive purchase orders.
Manage Customers: Create, manage or add a customer to a sale.
Notification Centre (iOS Only): View account alerts, new feature announcements and Square news – all from one easy-to-access place.
Learn more about the differences between Square for Retail Free and Square for Retail Plus.
Square Team Management & Square Shifts
Your Square for Retail Plus subscription includes essential labour management tools, with the option to upgrade to advanced features. Square Shifts Free with Square for Retail Plus includes features such as unlimited team members, time tracking, scheduling and timecard exports. Square Team Management with Square for Retail Plus includes two custom permission sets, in addition to the account owner.
You also have access to these features in theTeam section of your online Square Dashboard:
Add team members: Create individual team member profiles and assign passcodes.
Set roles and assign permissions: Customise your team members’ permissions and access to your Square account.
Add Square Shifts: Create schedules up to 10 days out, set availability for your team, view and edit timecards, and more.
You can also subscribe to Team Plus or Square Shifts Plus for advanced labour features.
Backend Inventory and Ordering
Square for Retail is geared towards businesses with more inventory and ordering needs. You’ll have access to these important tools:
Vendor Management: Create vendors with associated items, assign a vendor cost (unit cost for specific vendors) and view each vendor specific item library.
Purchase Orders: Purchase orders allow you to request and receive stock from vendors and track partial receives.
Bulk Receive Stock: Bulk receiving stock allows you to quickly scan or enter your inventory via Square for Retail on iOS.