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Square for Retail by Device

Square for Retail allows you to track sales, purchase orders, vendors, reports, and inventory across locations. Depending on the hardware setup you are using, you’ll be able to access these features either on your Square Dashboard, through the Square Retail app, or both!

If you are using the Square Retail app on an iPad, iPhone, Square Terminal or Square Register, you’ll have access to both the in-app features and a full suite of features on your Square Dashboard. Note: The Square Retail App is supported on iPads and iPhones running iOS 14 or higher, Square Terminal, and Square Register.

To help you decide which setup will work best for your business, here is a full breakdown of Square for Retail features by device, and what’s on your Square Dashboard.

By Device

Square Retail app iPad or Square Stand iPhone Square Register or Terminal Android Mobile Device
Bulk Intake Inventory on POS Yes Yes Yes No
Fast receive Purchase Orders on POS Yes Yes Yes No
Create Purchase Orders on POS Yes Yes Yes No
Cross Location Inventory Lookup Yes Yes Yes No
Associate customer with order faster Yes Yes Yes No
Streamlined search of items, SKUs, activities, receipts, customers Yes Yes Yes No

On Square Dashboard

Regardless of what device you are using, you can still access all of these Square for Retail features from your Square Dashboard:

  • Create new item/discount

  • Add unit costs to item

  • Receive inventory

  • Add/Adjust Stock to item that’s existing in library

  • Cross-location inventory lookup

  • Transfer Stock between locations

  • Print barcode labels

  • Vendor Management

  • Create new vendor

  • Create Purchase Order

  • Receive Purchase Order

  • Import Purchase Order via CSV or Excel File

To get started with Square for Retail or Square Register, check out our Support Center.

Learn more about: Retail Point of Sale

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