Square Appointments Pricing

Square Appointments is a point-of-sale for bookings, payments, and staff management. Appointments offers three monthly subscription plans, per location: Free, Plus, and Premium. Each Plus and Premium plan includes a different set of features and tools and comes with a free 30-day trial, so you can choose the best plan for your business needs. You have the flexibility to upgrade or downgrade at any time. Custom pricing is also available for qualifying businesses. Learn more about which features are included in each plan below.

Subscription Plans

There are three simple plans for Square Appointments:

Square Appointments Plan Monthly Cost Locations Staff
Free $0 per month for a single location. One location only Unlimited
Plus $29 per month, per location. Unlimited Unlimited
Premium $69 per month, per location. Unlimited Unlimited
Custom Pricing* Contact sales Unlimited Unlimited

Note: If you wish to use Appointments with Plus or Premium across multiple locations, you will be charged per location.

*Custom pricing and add-on tools

Businesses that process over $250k per year in card sales are eligible for custom pricing. Custom priced plans include all features in Premium, a dedicated account manager, and discounted bundling of Square business tools listed below. Contact our Sales Team to add tools to any subscription.

Note: Your subscription pricing is the same across all locations on your account. For example, if one location has a subscription for Appointments Plus, then another location for the same account will not have access to the Appointments Free Plan. Learn more about Square Appointments plans and features.

With Square Appointments Plus or Premium subscription, you can use waitlist to fill schedule gaps caused by last-minute cancellations or reschedules. It also allows you to:

  • Enable popular staff to capture demand from clients who want to book but are hindered by limited availability.

  • Message clients, add staff notes, or remove the client from the waitlist.

Learn more about how Waitlist for Square Appointments can benefit your business.

Processing Rates

When you sign up to Square Appointments Free, you have the basics you need to manage bookings and payments for your business at no monthly cost for a single location. You will only pay Square’s standard processing rate of 2.6% + 10¢ when you process your client’s credit or debit card in-person.

For Square Appointments Plus or Premium, your processing fee for card-present (swiped, dipped, or tapped) payments will be 2.5% + 10¢ per transaction. For other types of transactions, whether it’s an online payment or the card is not present, you’ll follow Square’s standard processing rates.

Payment Type Free Processing Rate Plus Processing Rate Premium Processing Rate
In-person card transactions 2.6% + 10¢ 2.5% + 10¢ 2.5% + 10¢
Online payments (prepayments/no- show transaction fee) 2.9% + 30¢ 2.9% + 30¢ 2.9% + 30¢
Manually keyed-in or Card on File 3.5% + 15¢ 3.5% + 15¢ 3.5% + 15¢
Cash App Pay (Card-Present Transactions) 2.6% + 10¢ 2.5% + 10¢ 2.5% + 10¢
Afterpay 6% + 30¢ 6% + 30¢ 6% + 30¢

Note: The rate of 2.5% + 10¢ for card-present transactions is only for payments processed through the Appointments app. If you use the Square Point of Sale app to process payments with your Appointments account, you will pay the standard processing fee of 2.6% + 10¢ for card-present transactions.

Afterpay Pricing

Square sellers using Afterpay get paid the full amount at the time of purchase, minus a processing fee on the total order. Enabling Afterpay with Square is free — there are no monthly fees or startup costs. You only pay 6% + 30¢ per when you make an in-person appointment or sale. There are no processing fees charged on the remaining installments or if your customer makes a late payment.

Important to Note

  • Afterpay rates are fixed and do not vary by subscription type, hardware, or custom pricing.

  • Afterpay acceptance is not yet available with Square Appointments Online booking sites.

Compare Square Appointments Free, Plus, and Premium

To learn more about each plan, please review our Appointments Pricing Comprehensive List.

Note: Square Appointments Free, Plus, and Premium plans are all supported on Square Reader, Square Stand, and Square Register. All subscriptions include access to Square Support, Seller Community, and Support Center. All subscriptions can integrate with relevant third-party integrations found in App Marketplace.

Subscribe to Square Appointments

To subscribe to Square Appointments Plus:

  1. Go to Account & Settings from your online Square Dashboard.

  2. Click Business information > Pricing & subscriptions.

  3. Under Subscription Pricing, click Manage next to your Appointments plan.

  4. From here, you can choose to upgrade to the Plus or Premium plan. If you do not have a payment method on file, you can also add this through the subscription flow.

Note: You can manage your Square Appointments subscriptions from your online Square Dashboard at any time. You can also pause your subscription for up to three months — you won‘t be charged during this time. Resume your subscription at any time and pick up where you left off.

Appointments Subscription FAQ

What is the difference between the Square Appointments subscription plans?

There are three Square Appointments subscription plans: Free, Plus, and Premium.

Square Appointments Free provides access to all the essential features you need to run your business.

Square Appointments Plus provides access to the core Appointments features to help you save time, expand your business, and operate smoothly.

Square Appointments Premium gives you access to everything Square Appointments has to offer, and is best for large teams and multi-location businesses.

What will happen to my staff permissions if I subscribe to Appointments Free or Plus and lose access to the custom permissions I’ve set up?

If you have created staff accounts and they are assigned to more than two custom permission sets that determine their access level, you are utilizing Advanced Access features. Advanced Access, which is included with Appointments Premium, allows you to define unlimited permission sets, set up commissions for your team, pull labor and sales reports, and more.

If you subscribe to Free or Plus, you will only be able to create one set of permissions for your team under Team Permissions. To change a staff member’s permission set:

  1. Go to the Staff tab on your Square Appointments Dashboard.
  2. Click the staff member that requires a changed permission set.
  3. Under Staff Member Permissions, select the Team Permissions permission set.
  4. If you see a message that this permission set does not have Appointments access enabled, click Enable team permissions for Appointments and follow the prompts to enable the proper permissions for this permission set to access Appointments.
  5. Click Save.

You can always edit permissions by editing the Team Permissions set in the Team Permissions settings on your Square Dashboard.

If you would like to keep access to create and assign unlimited custom permission sets, you will need to subscribe to either Appointments Premium or separately subscribe to Advanced Access.

Can I subscribe through the Square Appointments app?

You may see information of the new pricing plans and features in your Appointments mobile app, but subscribing to an Appointments plan can only be done through your online Square Dashboard.

Will there still be a free option?

Yes! Appointments will still be available at no monthly cost under the Free plan, which enables you to manage bookings and payments for a single location. However, some features will only be available to paying subscribers. You only pay for processing fees.

Do you offer custom pricing for Appointments plans?

Yes, custom pricing is available to businesses who process more than $250k in card sales per year. With the custom pricing plans, you get access to all the features for free, and are eligible for subscription discounts on additional Square business tools. To find out if you’re eligible for custom pricing, please Contact Sales.

When I select a plan, when will I be charged?

Any changes to your plan will be reflected in your next billing cycle (the first of the next month).

If you upgrade to the Plus or Premium plan, you will get access to those features immediately and your next bill will be prorated based on your activation date.

If you downgrade to the Plus or Free plan, you will get access to those features immediately, but we will not be able to provide a refund for any unused time under the paid subscription.

Can I pause my plan at any time?

You can pause your subscription for up to three months — you won‘t be charged during this time. Resume your subscription at any time and pick up where you left off. To learn more about pausing subscriptions, visit our Pause Subscription FAQ.

I have multiple locations but only want to use Appointments at one location. Can I do that?

Yes. With Square Appointments Plus or Premium, you can select the location where you would like to use Square Appointments at. However, you cannot apply different plans to different locations, so any location you do not select with your Square Appointments plan will not be bookable.

I have multiple locations today but want to stay on Free. What will happen to my other locations?

You can select which location you would like the Free plan to be applied to. The data for your other locations will always be stored there, should you upgrade to a plan that manages multiple locations.

I need help choosing a plan that’s best suited for my business. Who can I talk to?

Please feel free to contact Square Support with any questions you may have. You can speak to our team via live chat, phone, or email.

Is there a difference in the rate I’m charged if my customer makes the prepayment for an appointment or if I book it on their behalf?

No — whether your client pays the prepayment on the booking site or you create the appointment in your dashboard and apply the prepayment, the rate charged should is the same. However, if you create the appointment and apply the prepayment, as a best practice, you should always receive credit card authorization from your clients to save and charge a card on file.

Why is a cancellation fee the same rate as an online payment?

If you have a no-show or cancellation policy in place that charges clients a fee for missing or canceling their appointment, your clients consent to this policy at the time of their appointment booking on your booking site. If you take bookings by phone, you should receive verbal consent and credit card authorization from your clients to save and charge a card on file for future bookings.