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

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.

    Item Creation Modal In Square App
  4. If an item has multiple variations or price points, tap Add New Price Point.
  5. Tap Save.

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

Edit and Delete Items with 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, organize 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 customize your category tile’s label and color.

    Custom Category Tile in Square App
  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 customize the tile’s label and color.
  5. Tap Save.

Set Up Your Item Grid on a Tablet

Your Items Grid transforms your POS into a lightning-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.

    Grid Setup in Square App
  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 customize 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.

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