Create and Manage Items Online

Learn how to create, edit, and import items from the Square Dashboard. You can also use Square to track your inventory.

If you’re using Square for Retail, creating items is your first step towards a simplified (yet robust) inventory management system.

Create Items Online

  1. Visit Items from your online Square Dashboard and click Create Item at the top-right corner.
    Note: All item creation and editing will display in a fullscreen window. To return to your Items, please select the X in the top left hand corner.

  2. Fill in the item information. If your item has a bar code, add the SKU or UPC in the SKU field.
    Items Descrption from the Online Dashboard.
    Item Sku

  3. If you’re adding an item image, we recommend the following image specs:

    • High resolution
    • PNG or JPG file format
    • Dimensions that are square
    • A size of 720x720 pixels
  4. Enable inventory management to view item stock counts and stock alerts. 
  5. Click Save.

Note: If you are creating multiple items, you are able to upload your items in bulk using Square’s Import Tool.

Seller Community: Ask questions, get answers, and hear how other Square sellers are managing their item library.

Create Item Categories Online

Categories simplify your item library and sales reports.

  1. Log in to Categories from your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create Category.
  3. Name your category (i.e. Drinks, Food, Jewelry).
  4. Click Assign Items and check the box next to each item you wish to include.

Delete Items Online

  1. Log in to Items from your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click on the item you wish to delete.
  3. Click the **Delete ** button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  4. Click Delete Item to confirm the change.

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