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Overview        
Best for Individuals or businesses looking for an easy-to-use, customizable POS that adapts to any business type and stage and is compatible with a wide range of hardware. Restaurants of all sizes, from quick service to full service, with built-in support for menu and table management, online ordering, pickup, and delivery. Retail shops or stores of any type and size—even multiple locations—with a need for bar code printing and scanning, in-store and curbside pickup, and detailed reporting. Service-based businesses that need a customer booking website with automated reminders, as well as flexible payment options like prepayment, in-person, and invoicing.
Accept payments online and in person
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Create an ordering/booking website
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Provide pickup and delivery options
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Connect with Square hardware
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Send invoices and accept online payment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Manage team with permissions and timecards
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sync with Square’s ecosystem of tools
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pricing Free Starts at $0/month
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Retail features        
In-store and curbside pickup
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
View multi-location stock at POS
No
No
Yes
No
Exchanges
No
No
Yes
No
Bar code label printing
No
No
Yes
No
PO and vendor management
No
No
Yes
No
COGS reporting
No
No
Yes
No
Scale integration
Yes
No
No
No
Food and beverage features        
Table, course, and item management
No
Yes
No
No
Online menus
No
Yes
No
No
Advanced reporting and live sales
No
Yes
No
No
Auto-gratuity
No
Yes
No
No
Conversational modifiers
No
Yes
No
No
Remote device management
No
Yes
No
No
Integrated delivery and pickup
Yes
Yes
No
No
Section sales/cover reports
No
Yes
No
No
Open tickets
Yes
Yes
No
No
Reopen closed checks
Yes
Yes
No
No
Decimal quantities
Yes
No
No
No
Appointments features        
iOS and Android provider apps
No
No
No
Yes
Customer booking website
No
No
No
Yes
Digital assistant and automated reminders
No
No
No
Yes
Staff and location management
No
No
No
Yes
Optional no-show cancellation fee
No
No
No
Yes
Recurring appointments
No
No
No
Yes
Instagram and Google booking integration
No
No
No
Yes
Payments        
Tap, dip, and swipe 2.6% + 10¢ 2.6% + 10¢ From 2.5% + 10¢ From 2.5% + 10¢
Online payments 2.9% + 30¢ 2.9% + 30¢ 2.9% + 30¢ 2.9% + 30¢
Manual card entry 3.5% + 15¢ 3.5% + 15¢ 3.5% + 15¢ 3.5% + 15¢
Sell and charge gift cards
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PCI compliance
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chargeback assistance
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Square debit card Free to order Free to order Free to order Free to order
Hardware compatibility        
Register
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Stand
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Terminal
Yes
Yes
No
No
Reader for contactless and chip
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Reader for magstripe
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes