Four things you can count on with Square.
Each comprehensive POS system comes with fundamental features that are valuable to any type of business.
Intuitive POS interfaces offer access to quick and accurate ordering, real-time analytics reporting, and a variety of tools with a single click. Quickly take all payment types at checkout.
Whatever comes next, you can handle it with Square. Add card readers, locations, staff members, and third-party apps such as QuickBooks, 7shifts, or Magento. Sync your online store, set up delivery partners, and create custom POS solutions with Square APIs.
Designed to help your team power through the busiest of checkouts, Square POS hardware and software are built top to bottom — so it works like it should every time.
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 manage payment processing, chargebacks, and PCI compliance (without charging you hefty compliance fees). We even offer offline mode, so you can continue to take payments when your internet is temporarily unavailable.
If you need a point of sale for your retail store, 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. The Square end-to-end solution seamlessly integrates with a rich ecosystem of tools to help you run and grow your business. Manage and pay your team, offer gift cards and loyalty programs, 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, pickup and delivery. Pay only when you take a payment.
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 $60/month per location.
In-person and invoice payments
2.6% + 10¢ with the Free plan
2.6% +10¢ with the Plus plan
2.9% + 30¢ with the Free or Plus plan
Square Point of Sale
The 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 EMV chip cards. Get set up and start selling in minutes.
The Square Point of Sale software is free to use — no setup or monthly fees. Only pay when you take a payment.
In-person & invoice payments
2.6% + 10¢
2.9% + 30¢
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.
|Ease of use||95%||88%|
|Ease of Setup||94%||81%|
|Quality of Support||87%||71%|
Our customers love us on Trustpilot
“An exceptional solution”
“Square has been an exceptional solution for our company. We use Square to accept payments for our Auction & Retail business. We sell secondary market goods (used) and wanted something easy, mobile and quick. Security is a major concern for both us and our clients. We needed something that was easy to train staff to use. Our sales may all come on event days so being able to use the system as needed has been a big plus. Square solved a problem and didn’t ask for a 3 year contract we didn’t need. Thanks for being our partner and offering us support at every turn”
“Square helps us stay organized”
“Very Happy with Square for Restaurants. Rolled off old POS with ease. Menu Entry VERY user friendly. They are making improvements with updates in a timely manner. Time clock is a great labor cost right up front where it should be. Changes update immediately. No credit card info stored on site…Big liability gone !! Square processes all my credit cards at a GREAT rate and deposit next business day in most cases. Support 24/7 and very reasonable software rates. I would recommend Square for Restaurants !!”
“It’s all built into one system”
“We are loving the simplicity of square, yet are appreciating all of the various tools it has to offer to meet various needs. We are using it not only as a POS, but also for employee time tracking, payroll, and now for online ordering and delivery for our small restaurant. We get help quickly when we need it, from a real person. And we don’t pay big monthly fees for any of this. We pay a very reasonable monthly fee to run payroll, which is about the best deal on the market that I’ve found, and the rest is fee-free. We just pay card processing fees. A little higher than we could get from a different POS< but overall, the monthly cost is less because those other providers are charging monthly fees. And the beauty is that it’s all built into one system”
“It has a lot of options”
“Square POS is an excellent App for Apple devices. Set up is relatively easy and straight forward. It has a lot of options from item setup to payment processing to payment settlement. For us nerds, the Desktop version is best for detailed reporting and downloading of detailed reports”
“Order/shipping process so much easier”
“I absolutely love Square and it’s made my order/shipping process so much easier. I love that I can edit and sync my items for online sales within minutes then post it to Instagram with a checkout link.”
Frequently Asked Questions
(by people thinking about switching from Clover to Square)