Square for Retail

The retail POS system built for smooth selling.

Square for Retail

Simplify your selling.

Square for Retail is a platform of software, hardware, and payments for retail businesses. It’s the retail POS system built for your storefront and back office. It’s built for boosting sales, tracking data, and cutting costs. It’s built for making the complicated stuff simple.

Easier search, faster checkout

Ring up a sale in seconds by scanning a bar code or searching with a keyword. Then attach a customer or card on file to the sale for a seamless—and fast—checkout.

Add inventory from your point of sale

Streamline your operations by using your retail point-of-sale device to receive purchase orders and scan new inventory as it arrives—no need to go to your back room or use a laptop.

Instantly create customer profiles

Create customer profiles with every card transaction you accept, and keep track of important customer information and purchase history from your retail POS.

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Sell in store and online, seamlessly.

Start selling online in a snap

Square for Retail’s seamless integration with Square Online Store makes it easy to create and launch a professional website—no coding necessary. With our free plan there’s no monthly fee.

Manage it all in one place

Your in-store and online orders, items, and inventory are automatically synced. Manage your online orders directly from your POS, and offer customers the option to buy online and pick up in store.

Retail reports for boosting sales and cutting costs.

Run cost of goods sold and margin reports

Optimize your retail operations and know how each item is performing with automated cost of goods sold reports, margin reports, and projected profit estimates and profit margins.

Use data to better manage your team

Create passcodes so your team can log in at your retail POS and you can track who’s selling what. See labor costs against sales and know when to add more staff and where you can save.

Start accepting payments right away.

No need for a separate payments processor—your retail POS system
lets you take payments for 2.5% + 10¢ per tap, dip, or swipe.

One rate for all major cards

Pay the same rate for Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Your retail POS lets you accept the latest ways to pay, including chip cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

Secure payments, secure information

Your account includes Square Secure, a suite of security tools. There’s no extra work—you get 24/7 fraud prevention, dispute management, PCI compliance, and more.

Fast deposits on your schedule

Get your funds from your retail POS system as fast as the next business day, or instantly if you choose. Set your close of day so a full day of sales is always included in one deposit.

Send invoices and get paid fast

Create and send professional invoices. Track their status from your Square for Retail dashboard and send reminder email. Pay 2.9% + 30¢ per invoice paid online.

Powerful retail hardware that’s as stylish as your store.

Download the retail app to your iPad, slide it into Square Stand, then connect accessories—you’re ready to start selling. Square Stand swivels to face customers so they can pay onscreen.

Expert support, seven days a week.

Your Square for Retail POS account includes phone and email support, every day of the week. Get help from our team that specializes in supporting retailers.

More ways to help you grow with our retail POS system

There’s a world of powerful services and software waiting for you—and your Square account unlocks them all.


For eligible Square sellers, Square Capital offers access to small business loans to manage and grow your retail business. Purchase inventory, buy equipment, and more.*


Grow your business while saving time by promoting your store through targeted email and easy-to-use social media campaigns. Starting at just $15 per month.


Run a digital loyalty program to keep customers coming back. Customize everything from the way you award points to the rewards on offer. Starting at $45 per month.


Let your team clock in and out from your point of sale, import their timecards in a click, and then pay them with Square Payroll. Starting at just $5 per month.

We’re bringing a lot to the table. Let’s review our POS system built for retail.


  • Get a purpose-built POS system for retail
  • Set up unlimited staff permissions
  • Print bar code labels
  • Track inventory across all your locations
  • Run advanced inventory reports
  • Data Security (PCI) compliant


  • 2.5% + 10¢ per tap, dip, or swipe
  • Deposits as fast as the next business day or instantly for a 1% fee
  • Square Secure included
  • Dispute management
  • Data security and fraud prevention


  • Runs on iPad only
  • Sell at your counter or on the go
  • Works with Square Stand
  • Connect a bar code scanner, receipt printer, and cash drawer
  • Add more accessories
  • End-to-end encryption out of the box with no configuration required

Start your 30-day free trial today.

Payment processing fees apply during your 30-day free trial.

Per location, includes one point of sale
2.5% + 10¢
Per tap, dip, or swipe
Add additional points of sale for $20/month each.

Let's talk about a custom rate.

We can create custom pricing packages for some retailers that process more than $250,000 in credit card sales and have an average ticket size over $15. If that’s you, get in touch—we’ll even review your current statement with you. An average ticket size under $15 is unlikely to qualify for a custom rate.

*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