How is Square for Retail different from Square Point of Sale?

How is Square for Retail different from Square Point of Sale?

Review this table for a side-by-side comparison of Square Point of Sale and Square for Retail.

  Square Point of Sale Square for Retail
Monthly Fee Free $60 per month, per register
App Square Point of Sale app Square Retail app
Search/bar code based UI No Yes
Search through thousands of SKUs No Yes
Itemized refunds Yes Yes
Tipping Yes Yes
Items Grid, Items Photos Yes No
Open tickets Yes No
Offline Mode Yes No
Inventory Management    
Create and print barcode labels from your Square Dashboard No Yes
Receive stock from the app No Yes
Track stock across locations Yes Yes
Set low stock and out of stock alerts Yes Yes
Track stock received No Yes
Track damaged inventory No Yes
Track Theft No Yes
Track lost inventory No Yes
Track returned inventory No Yes
Transfer stock across locations No Yes
Purchase Orders    
Create purchase orders and send to vendors by email No Yes
Edit and annotate purchase orders No Yes
Vendor Management    
Create vendor lists No Yes
Import/export vendor lists No Yes
Keep item libraries for each vendor No Yes
Advanced Inventory Reporting    
Track inventory value by item No Yes
See projected profit estimates and profit margin No Yes
See automated cost of goods sold reports No Yes
Employee Management    
$5/month per employee Yes No
Unlimited employees included No Yes
Customer Directory    
Create profiles automatically from payment cards Yes Yes
Automatically track customer transaction & buying history Yes Yes
Create automated smart groups and segment customers automatically Yes Yes
Provide insights & actionable guidance based on individual, and aggregated customer data Yes Yes
Track multiple timestamped notes about customers in profiles, and see which employees took notes No Yes
Direct message customers, to follow up on an order or to notify customers they left something in the store Yes Yes
Supported Operating Systems    
iPad Yes Yes
iOS phones Yes No
Android phones Yes No
Android tablets Yes No
Supported Hardware    
Compatible with all Square hardware Yes Yes

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

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