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Square for Retail Pricing

Square for Retail’s monthly subscription cost is determined by the number of active locations and devices running the Retail POS app.

Read more about getting started with Square for Retail, and using device codes to login to the Retail POS app.

Locations & Devices

For each location accessing Square for Retail’s advanced inventory system, there is a $60 subscription fee — charged on the first of the month. The first device for each location is free, and each additional device (per location) costs $20.

You can manage your device settings and subscriptions from your online Square Dashboard.

Here are some examples of the billing structure with Square for Retail.

Square for Retail Locations Devices Cost
1 Location 1 device on the Square for Retail App. $60 x 1 = $60.
2 Locations 1 device on Square for Retail App at each location $60 x 2 = $120.
2 Locations 1 device on Square for Retail at one location, 0 devices on Square for Retail at the other location. $60 x 2 = $120.
2 Locations 2 devices on the Square for Retail App at one location, 0 devices on Square for Retail at the other location. $60 x 2 + $20 = $140.
2 Locations 2 devices on Square for Retail App at each location. $60 x 2 + $20 x 2 = $160.

Processing Fee

When you swipe, dip, or tap your customer’s card through the Retail POS app, your processing fee will be 2.5% + 10¢ per transaction. For all other types of transactions (such as card-not-present, Virtual Terminal, or invoices), you’ll pay Square’s standard processing fee.

Fee
Payment Type
2.5% + $0.10
  • Swiped Magstripe Cards
  • Swiped or Inserted Chip Cards
  • Contactless (NFC) Payments
  • Prepaid Gift Cards
3.5% + 15¢
  • Keyed-In Cards
  • Card on File Transactions
  • Virtual Terminal Payments
2.9% + 30¢
  • Invoices
  • Online Store

It’s important to note, the rate of 2.5% + 10¢ for card-present transactions is only for payments processed through the Retail POS app. If you use the Square Point of Sale app to process payments with your Retail account, you will pay the standard processing fee of 2.6% + 10¢ for card-present transactions.

Also, if your subscription lapses or you unsubscribe from Square for Retail, you can still utilize the Retail POS app to process payments, but your processing fee will return back to the standard 2.6% + 10¢.

Learn more about managing your Square for Retail subscription.

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