The POS system serving grocery and convenience stores

While you help customers put food on the table, Square for Retail makes sure your shelves are stocked and fresh, inventory is accurate, and checkout is fast.

Setup is simple.

Get started in minutes. Sync your inventory, integrate your favorite tools, and start selling instantly.

Switch seamlessly.

Our experts will help you migrate your data to Square with a personalized onboarding experience.

Keep growing.

Flexible POS software, hardware, and integrations are here to support all the ways you want to grow your business.

Keep lines moving and shelves stocked.

Speed through checkout.

  • Customize your grocery and convenience store POS system so everything you need is at your fingertips.
  • Scan variable price barcodes and connect bluetooth and USB scales.
  • Quickly train your cashier on an easy-to-use POS.

Manage your inventory.

  • Easily track, order, and receive fresh stock with all inventory synced in real time.
  • Always know what’s selling out and which brands perform best.
  • Keep tabs on topline metrics such as COGS, revenue, and profit margin.

Sell everywhere.

  • Offer grocery pickup and delivery.
  • Take orders online, over the phone, in store and in person.
  • See inventory levels automatically sync across every channel and location.

Lead your team. Plus

  • Add new devices and grocery store locations as your team grows.
  • Assign different roles, passcodes, and permissions for every type of employee.
  • Schedule shifts in advance and track time and availability.

“As a grocer with multiple locations, Square for Retail has been fantastic. Inventory management at a location level is absolutely critical.”

– Mat Pond, Owner of Epicurean Trader, San Francisco, California

Add all the ingredients to run, sell, and grow.

Square Online

Easily build a professional website to take grocery orders, and your inventory will be seamlessly integrated.

Square Payroll

Get full-service payroll, automated tax filings, and employee benefits all in one place.

Square Loyalty

Thank your frequent customers with a loyalty program that rewards points for every purchase, right from your POS.

Square Marketing

Tell customers about your latest specials via email and text messages.

Sync your existing apps.

Integrate your third-party accounting and fulfillment apps so your software works together seamlessly.

For the front end, backroom, and everywhere else

Square Stand

Turn your iPad into a POS with built-in payments and intuitive checkout, all on one device.

Square Register

It’s more than a cash register. It’s a fully integrated POS system with a second customer-facing display.

Square Reader

Connect wirelessly, accept debit and credit cards, and get your money fast.

Square Terminal

Take payments, print receipts, and much more on a compact, cordless device.

Shop accessories

Add anything you need to your POS system, like a barcode scanner or cash drawer.

Plans for every stage


For small businesses getting started in person and online


No monthly fees

Standout features:

  • Issue exchanges
  • Auto-create items
  • Standard inventory tools

Processing rates per transaction:

2.6% + 10 cents (in person)

2.9% + 30 cents (online)

3.5% + 15 cents (manually entered)

3.3% + 30 cents (invoices)

6% + 30 cents (Afterpay)


For growing retail businesses that need in-depth features


Per month, per location

Standout features:

  • Issue exchanges
  • Auto-create items
  • Advanced inventory tools
  • Print barcode labels
  • Create purchase orders
  • Manage vendors
  • 24/7 phone support

Processing rates per transaction:

Discount: 2.5% + 10 cents (in person)1

2.9% + 30 cents (online)

3.5% + 15 cents (manually entered)

3.3% + 30 cents (invoices)

6% + 30 cents (Afterpay)


For established retail businesses looking to scale


Must meet eligibility requirements2

Standout features:

Everything in the Plus plan, and

  • One-on-one onboarding support
  • Discounts on Square add-ons like Square Payroll, Square Loyalty, and Square Marketing

Custom processing rates available.

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Share Square, get up to $1000.

Refer another retailer or any other business type to Square and you may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in rewards for each referral.3

Stay up to date.

Learn about features and promotions and hear stories from other grocers, supermarkets, and convenience stores.

Need help?

Talk to our sales team.

Get help choosing the right products or chat about large business pricing.

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  • How do I switch from my current solution?

    It’s easy and quick to sign up for Square for Retail. If you currently use Lightspeed Retail, Shopify POS, or another similar retail point-of-sale system, Square for Retail will likely meet your needs with a user-friendly interface fit for grocery and convenience stores. Just select your plan, sign up, and import your inventory. You can easily transfer your existing inventory with bulk intake importing.

    You can count on Square for transparent pricing and no long-term contracts. And if you need help, Square Support is here for you.

  • Can I upgrade my Square for Retail plan?

    You can upgrade your plan from Square for Retail Free to Square for Retail Plus by subscribing here. You’ll be able to utilize all existing features, and you’ll only have to set up the added functionality included with your upgrade. After your 30-day free trial of the Square for Retail Plus plan, you’ll be given the option to pick your plan. If you don’t choose one, you’ll automatically be downgraded to the Square for Retail Free plan.

    To upgrade to the Square for Retail Custom Premium plan, contact our sales team.

  • Can I downgrade my Square for Retail plan?

    You can always downgrade your subscription from Square for Retail Plus to Square for Retail Free in your Dashboard. When you downgrade, you’ll see messaging in your Dashboard letting you know which features you’ll lose, like certain smart inventory management features, barcode label printing, and multi-location stock management. You can see and compare plan features on our pricing page.

    You can also pause your subscription at any time from your Dashboard. When you pause a subscription, you will not be billed. You can unpause at any time and your account will be ready for you without losing your past data.

  • What’s the difference between Square Point of Sale and Square Retail POS?

    Square Point of Sale is the app sellers use to accept credit cards in person, online, or on the go. Square Retail POS is an all-in-one point of sale designed specifically for retail businesses of all sizes. Square Retail POS builds on features from the standard Square Point of Sale and includes advanced inventory management features and more to help retailers streamline their business.

    Compare Square Point of Sale and Square for Retail Free and Square for Retail Plus plans to find the best POS solution for your business. Already use Square Point of Sale? Switch over to the Square for Retail Plus plan to take advantage of the discounted pricing for in-person transactions.

1The rate of 2.5% + 10 cents for in-person payments is only applicable to payments processed when signed into a Square for Retail Plus account on the Retail POS.

2Custom pricing may be available if you process more than $250K per year. Discounts on optional add-ons. Eligibility required. Contact sales.

3Eligibility, terms, and conditions apply.