Four things you can count on with Square.
Each comprehensive POS system comes with fundamental features that are valuable to any type of business.
Our POS hardware is designed with an interface that is intuitive for you and your team to use. Accept all major payment types at checkout and access a variety of tools easily with a click of a button, all from your device.
Our POS system works seamlessly with our hardware and our rich ecosystem of products to help you manage your team, create custom loyalty programmes, send invoices and emails and more.
Square products are designed and tested to withstand the busiest checkouts. They’re built top to bottom by Square so it all works just like it should. And payment security is always top of mind
Why businesses choose Square over Clover
When comparing Square with Clover, many people are drawn to the flexibility and affordability of Square software and hardware, along with the seamless integrations that support all aspects of your business.
Peace of mind
Square is the merchant of record. This means we provide PCI-compliant payments and never charge you PCI fees. We even offer offline mode on Square Register and Square Terminal, so you can continue to take payments when your internet is temporarily unavailable.
Solutions for every business type
If you need a point of sale for your retail store, beauty salon, quick-service restaurant or on-the-go jobs, Square offers a variety of POS systems that will best support you and your unique business needs.
Your POS can do so much more than take payments. End-to-end solutions from Square seamlessly integrate with a rich ecosystem of tools to help you run and grow your business. Manage and pay your team, offer eGift cards and loyalty programmes and send email marketing campaigns to your customers – all from one central POS.
Square for Restaurants
Built to support restaurants of all sizes, this POS solution is designed for quick service to full service. Streamline operations and deliver great diner experiences with built-in support for menus, kitchen and table management, online ordering, collection and delivery. Pay only when you take a payment with our Free plan.
Starts at €0 per month with the Free plan and includes all the essentials you need to run day-to-day restaurant operations.
Unlock advanced features with Plus, starting at €69/month per location.
In-person and invoice payments
1.75% + VAT for in-person payments
2.5% + VAT for Square Invoices
1.4% + 25c + VAT for transactions with EU and EEA cards and 2.9% + 25c + VAT for transactions with non-EEA and UK cards with the Free or Plus plan
Square Point of Sale
Our free point-of-sale app that enables you to sell anywhere, right from your phone or tablet. Pay only when you take a payment. Square Reader allows customers to pay touch-free using payment links, QR codes, Apple Pay, and contactless and chip cards. Get set up and start selling in minutes.
Square Point of Sale software is free to use — no setup or monthly fees. Only pay when you take a payment.
1.75% + VAT
2.5% + VAT
1.4% + 25c + VAT for transactions with EU and EEA cards and 2.9% + 25c + VAT for transactions with non-EEA and UK cards.
See how Square compares with Clover.
The satisfaction ratings below are based on Square and Clover user reviews collected for the POS category in March 2022 by G2 Grid® Reports.
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Frequently asked questions
(by people thinking about switching from Clover to Square)