Square Appointments versus Vagaro

Create an unforgettable experience from booking to checkout with Square Appointments—an all-in-one solution for managing your team’s schedule, clients, and payments.

Square vs. Vagaro

Why businesses choose Square Appointments

More beauty and fitness businesses choose Square Appointments over Vagaro because it’s an all-in-one software solution and fully-integrated POS system complete with a simple interface. With Square Appointments, you’ll get access to more than just a solution built to empower your clients and your team. You’ll also gain access to a full suite of tools designed to manage every aspect of your business – from Marketing to Payroll to Banking, and more — do it all with Square.

Square Appointments versus Vagaro

A brief comparison of the most-affordable plans from Square and Vagaro.

Square Appointments

Price

Plans start at $0/mo for a single location.
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Appointments Free includes:

  • Customizable calendar for individuals and teams
  • Automated SMS and email reminder notifications
  • Social media integrations with Instagram and Facebook
  • Scheduling widget to embed on websites
  • Sales reports to track earnings
  • Create and send professional invoices
  • Seamless client bookings without login requirements

Additional included benefits:

  • Unlimited staff calendars and accounts
  • Unlimited services and items
  • A free customizable Square Online booking website and store to buy and sell online
  • Discounted processing rate with paid plans or qualified custom pricing
  • A free mobile application to manage bookings, clients, and payments
  • 2-way messaging with clients all in one place with Square Messages
  • Square Assistant lets clients automatically confirm, cancel or reschedule appointments for free
  • Read access to the Bookings API for easy 3rd party app integrations

Vagaro

Price

Plans start at $25 a month for one employee + $10 a month per additional employee. Add-on fees for features.**

Vagaro’s paid plan includes:

  • Customizable calendar for individuals
  • Automated SMS and email reminder notifications
  • Social media integrations with Instagram and Facebook
  • Scheduling widget to embed on websites
  • Sales reports to track earnings
  • Create and send professional invoices

Additional paid add-ons:

  • Additional $10/mo fee per employee
  • Website builder for custom booking page $10/mo
  • Online store for $10/mo
  • Higher processing rate for larger businesses
  • Create and send forms or waivers at the time of booking for $10/mo

A closer look at Square vs Vagaro

Features

Square Appointments helps you maximize your hours so that you can focus more on what really matters. Save time and earn more with essential features included in each plan, such as a customizable booking website, online retail store, marketplace, team management and scheduling, flexible payment methods, and more. And take advantage of next-day, same-day, and instant transfers*** to always keep the cash flowing.

Our easy-to-use booking tools make it easier for you to run your business, get booked 24/7, and paid for your time. Whether it’s built-in social media integrations, built-in SEO for discovery, or simple features that make booking your next appointment a breeze, Square Appointments helps you stay booked, and get rebooked.

Pricing

Square Appointments offers three pricing plans that give you the flexibility to decide what features are right for your business. Each plan provides unlimited calendars for your team so you only pay for what you use—not for growing your team. With Square Appointments, you get a full suite of essential features to run your business for free, or advanced features with a paid subscription. Our paid plans also include discounted processing rates so you don’t have to pay higher rates for earning more.

Vagaro’s pricing is $25 per month for a single employee, and scales up $10 per month for each additional employee. That doesn’t account for the add on prices for the same essential features you’d get with Square Appointments to run your business. At a minimum of $10 per month per feature add-on, it is easy to exceed your monthly budget without even knowing it.**

Business solutions

With Square Appointments, businesses get access to other Square tools to run the business, both free and paid-add ons. Businesses can easily customize permissions for their team with Team Management, manage shift schedules and timecards with Square Shifts, send professional Contracts or Invoices, and take advantage of payment options such as Afterpay, to allow clients to pay in installments over time, and Cash App Pay, for an immediate, touch-free client check out.

Businesses can also grow their clientele with additional paid tools such as Text Message Marketing, Email Marketing, or Square Loyalty.

Start with Square Appointments today

Get started on Square Appointments Free or try a 30-day free trial Plus or Premium.

FAQ

  • How much does it cost to use Square Appointments?

    Square Appointments offers three monthly pricing plans: Free, Plus, and Premium. Each plan includes different features to fit your business needs. The Premium plan includes everything in Plus, which includes everything in Free. Custom plans, which are available for businesses that process over $250K per year, include everything in Premium as well as discounts on additional Square business tools.

    To see a complete list of features for each plan, visit our pricing page.

  • Does Square Appointments offer a waitlist?

    Yes, you are able to create and manage waitlists (one waitlist per location) with Square Appointments. Let your clients add themselves to a waitlist for certain services and/or staff so that you can contact them when you have availability. You can ensure your team is always fully booked with a client list to fill last minute cancellations or new open slots.

  • How can I switch from my current solution?

    You can bulk import your customer list and inventory list to quickly get up and running with Square Appointments on your own for free today.

    If you would like a specialized onboarding team to help you import past and future appointment history from your previous provider, please contact sales.

  • Can I add booking with Square Appointments to my existing website?

    Yes! If you already have a website, you can embed an online booking flow using our widget orcreate a booking button for your site. If you don’t have a website, you can create a free Square Online booking website that fits your brand.

**Competitive data on this page was collected as of January 26, 2023 and it is subject to change or update without notice. Square does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page.

***Instant and same-day transfer require a linked bank account or debit card and cost a fee per transfer. Funds are subject to your bank’s availability schedule. Minimum amount is $25 USD and maximum is $10,000 USD in a single transfer. New Square sellers may be limited to $2,000 per day.