Square for Retail

Your entire business on one Retail POS system

Clothing and accessories

Grocery and convenience

Home goods and furniture

Wine and liquor

Everyone else

What is a retail POS system?

Payments, inventory, and eCommerce are just the start. The Square for Retail POS is your smart partner to connect every tool that keeps your business moving — so you can shape what’s next.

Built to simplify your day-to-day

When you have too many tasks and not enough time, find ways to increase your productivity with best-in-class POS software.

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Take fast payments anywhere

Accept every major payment type, including Afterpay, in store, and online. Plus take payments with Tap to Pay on iPhone. All of your sales are automatically tracked in one place.

Accept returns and exchanges

Accept returns at any location and seamlessly process exchanges.

Sell online

Set up a professional Square Online eCommerce site and customize it with design themes or integrate your existing website.

Tailor-made for all types of retailers

Whether you’re a small business or a big brand, the Square for Retail POS is flexible for how you work.

Retailers who love Square

“Upgrading to Square for Retail was a huge help in keeping track of inventory and reports. It’s made us smarter and more efficient business owners.”

— Gary & Logan, Collins & Coupe (Home Goods)

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Clothing and accessories

Clothing and accessories

Use one Retail POS system to sell in store and online, and have seamless inventory management and reporting at your fingertips.

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Grocery and convenience

Grocery and convenience

Never miss a sale with fast checkout, and keep your stock fresh with tools that meet the unique needs of food retailers.

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Home goods and furniture

Home goods and furniture

Serve customers on the sales floor with your catalog in hand, and send digital invoices for deposit and payment requests.

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Wine and liquor

Beer, wine, and liquor

Offer customer loyalty programs to keep customers engaged, and easily organize large catalogs and bulk orders.

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Everyone else

Everyone else

Not seeing your business type? Square for Retail can be customized to meet the needs of all retail businesses.

Pick the plan that fits you best

Get a 30-day free trial of Plus when you sign up for Square for Retail. After the trial, you can pick the software plan that’s best for you.

  • Free
  • Plus
  • Premium


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.

How to get started

Need support? Talk to our team

Sign up in minutes

Download the Square for Retail app on your phone and tablet, and order POS hardware that fits the way your business sells.

Sync your catalog and existing apps

Import your inventory in seconds or scan new items to build your catalog. Then, integrate your third-party apps so everything works together seamlessly.

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Start selling

Reach customers in store, online, or on the go, and track every sale from your integrated POS system.

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Learn about features and promotions and hear stories from other retail businesses and our experts.


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

    Square for Retail is a comprehensive, all-in-one POS solution designed specifically for retail businesses. Square for Retail builds on features from the standard Square Point of Sale and includes advanced functionality to help retailers run their business more efficiently.

    Compare Square Point of Sale and Square for Retail Free and Plus plans to find the best POS solution for your business.

  • How do I switch from my current solution?

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

    You can rely on 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 from the Free Retail plan to the Plus plan by subscribing to it 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, you’ll be given the option to pick your plan. If you don’t choose one, you’ll automatically be downgraded to the Free Retail plan.

    To upgrade to the custom Premium plan, contact our sales team.

  • Can I downgrade my Square for Retail plan?

    You always have the option to downgrade your subscription from Plus to 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, multi-location stock management, and barcode label printing. 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.

  • Can I refer a business to Square?

    Yes, we welcome referrals across all industries. Refer a business today — whether it’s your favorite burger chain, your friend’s new salon, or any other business type. You could be eligible to receive up to $1,000 for every referral. Get the details.

1The rate of 2.5% + 10¢ 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