Take a look back at last year’s sales. Then use your findings to help guide inventory, staffing, and more.

Know what sells—when.

Square Point of Sale comes with detailed, real-time reports, so you can track best-selling items and use past sales to guide what you should stock more (and less) of.

Optimize scheduling.

View your Labor vs. Sales report in real time to evaluate where you can save on labor costs, or when you might need to bring on more people.

Streamline your business.

Square works with all kinds of apps that help you efficiently run your business and grow sales. Connect to eCommerce sites, employee management and booking tools, and lots more.

Get the stuff—or staff—you need.

Check your Square Dashboard to see if you’re eligible for a business loan offer through Square Capital. Application takes just a few steps, and if approved, your loan is deposited in your bank account as soon as the next business day.


If customers are starting early, that means you probably should, too.

Spread the word with holiday marketing.

With Square Marketing, you can email customers about special holiday items, sales, and events. Launch campaigns on Facebook to reach new customers, too.

Sell gift cards in store, or online.

Customize plastic Square Gift Cards with your own artwork or go festive with a holiday-themed Starter Pack. And you can even let customers buy and send digital gift cards online.

Let your customer’s pay over time. Get paid upfront.

Boost your sales with Square Installments: Your customers get the flexibility to pay for their purchase in monthly installments, and you get paid in full and up front.⁴

See what other sellers are up to.

With the Seller Community, you can trade tips with other sellers. Head over to see what other sellers are doing to get ready for the holidays, or start a thread if you have a question for the community.


Keep your lines moving. We all know this can get crazy.

Accept the fastest and most secure ways to pay, even on the go.

With Square Reader for contactless and chip, you can take chip card payments in just 2 seconds, and accept contactless payments like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Take every payment at the counter, too.

No tablets or apps required—Square Register is the complete point of sale, ready to go right out of the box. The customer display invites customers to pay intuitively with a simple tap, dip, or swipe, so you can keep your line moving fast.

Get deposits when you need them.

With Square, you get your money in your bank account in one to two business days. Need it faster? Send your money to your bank in a tap with Instant Deposits.

Know that you’re covered with Square.

When you take a payment with Square, it includes fast deposits, top-of-the-line data security, fraud monitoring (and notifications if we see something fishy), Offline Mode in case you lose signal, and lots more.


Want to keep reading?

We’ve pulled together some of our favorite articles on the how to prep for the holidays, so you can dive deep.

How to Make This Holiday Season Your Most Seamless & Successful Yet
Holiday Stress Management Tips for Business Owners
Holiday Customer Service Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Six Holiday Promotion Ideas

  1. Nerdwallet 2017 Consumer Holiday Shopping Report
  2. Square Capital, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square, Inc., d/b/a Square Capital of California, LLC in FL, GA, MT, and NY. All loans are issued by Celtic Bank, a Utah-Chartered Industrial Bank. Member FDIC, located in Salt Lake City, UT. Loan eligibility is not guaranteed. FW0418
  3. NRF 2017 Retail Holiday Planning Playbook
  4. Loans are made by Square Capital, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Square, Inc., d/b/a Square Capital of California, LLC in FL, GA, MT, and NY. Program terms apply; for more information click here. Square Capital, LLC NMLS ID: #1473167 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org).
  5. 2017 NRF Retail Holiday Planning Playbook