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Compare Square for Retail and Square Point of Sale


  Square Point of Sale Square for Retail
Monthly Price Free $60/month, per location, plus $20 per month for each additional device on each location
Card-Present Processing Fees 2.6% + 10¢ 2.5% + 10¢

For more information regarding processing fees, check out our Square for Retail and Point of Sale pricing articles.


  Square Point of Sale Square for Retail
App Square Point of Sale app Point of Sale App Square Retail appRetail App
Search/bar code-based UI   ✔️
Itemized refunds ✔️ ✔️
Items Grid ✔️  
Full-screen cart view   ✔️
Open Tickets/Saved Carts ✔️ ✔️
Tipping ✔️ ✔️
Offline Mode ✔️ ✔️
Inventory Management    
Create and print barcode labels from your Square Dashboard   ✔️
Receive stock from the app   ✔️
Track stock across locations ✔️ ✔️
Set low stock and out of stock alerts ✔️ ✔️
Track stock received   ✔️
Accept exchanges that automatically adjust your stock   ✔️
Transfer stock across locations   ✔️
Purchase Orders    
Create purchase orders and send to vendors by email   ✔️
Edit and annotate purchase orders   ✔️
Edit received purchase orders   ✔️
Vendor Management    
Create vendor lists   ✔️
Import/export vendor lists   ✔️
Keep item libraries for each vendor   ✔️
Advanced Inventory Reporting    
Track inventory value by item   ✔️
See projected profit estimates and profit margin   ✔️
See automated cost of goods sold reports   ✔️
Filter by adjustment type   ✔️
Edit historical unit costs and updates are reflected in reports   ✔️
Employee Management    
Subscription Cost Included $5/month per employee ✔️
Unlimited employees included   ✔️
Customer Directory    
Create profiles automatically from payment cards ✔️ ✔️
Automatically track customer transaction & buying history ✔️ ✔️
Create automated smart groups and segment customers automatically ✔️ ✔️
Provide insights & actionable guidance based on individual, and aggregated customer data ✔️ ✔️
Track multiple timestamped notes from customer profiles   ✔️
Direct message customers ✔️ ✔️

Supported Operating Systems

  Square Point of Sale Square for Retail
iPad ✔️ ✔️
iOS phones ✔️  
Android phones ✔️  
Android tablets ✔️  

Hardware Compatibility

  Square Point of Sale Square for Retail
Square Reader for magstripe: headset jack or Lightning connector ✔️ ✔️
Square Reader for contactless and chip ✔️ ✔️
Square Stand for contactless and chip ✔️ ✔️
Square point-of-sale kits for retail businesses ✔️ ✔️
Square Register ✔️  

If you’re interested in learning more, you can try Square for Retail for free for 30 days.

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