Square for Retail

A POS system designed to help retail stores sell in-store and online seamlessly, with built-in tools for advanced inventory management, sales, and staffing.

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Square for Restaurants

A POS built to streamline and speed up your restaurant operation, from front-of-house and back-of-house to pickup and delivery.

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Square Appointments

An appointment-scheduling POS system built to save you time and help you stay in control, with an intuitive and seamless customer booking experience.

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Square Point of Sale

Easy to use for all kinds of business, this POS can be set up to do just what your business needs—it’s already worked for more than 2 million businesses globally.

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In every point of sale.

Contactless payments. Easily accept all kinds of payments, including contactless.

Online orders. Take orders online or over the phone, and manage pickup and delivery directly in the POS system.

Connected hardware. Sync with Square hardware for easy, built-in payment processing.

Integrated tools. Use an entire suite of Square tools designed to help small businesses and big companies alike.

Online solutions.

Whether or not your business has a brick-and-mortar location, building a robust online presence can help you engage customers from a distance. Square’s online solutions work with any of the above point-of-sale systems, or you can use them on their own.

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Hardware that makes selling easy.

Take payments and run your point of sale with hardware that suits your business needs. Check our comparison table to confirm POS compatibility.

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Built-in payment processing

No matter which Square POS solution you use, you can accept card payments right away. Pay one rate for every tap, dip, or swipe—and get PCI compliance, chargeback assistance, and real-time reporting for no extra fees. Plus, if you process over $250,000 in sales annually, you can talk to our team about custom pricing.

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Bill customers easily

Square Invoices

Send unlimited estimates and invoices with no monthly fees, and let clients pay online.

Virtual Terminal

Key in card numbers manually to ring up customers whether they’re present or not.


  • How do I start using Square POS systems?

    Download the app for the Square point of sale that best fits your business and sign in to open your account.

  • How long will it take to set up my Point of Sale?

    Getting set up to accept credit cards on Square only takes a few minutes.

  • What if I have a question about my Square Point of Sale system?

    Our highly trained support team is available via phone or email. You can also learn from our Seller Community, or visit the Support Center 24/7 to find useful tips, articles, and thorough video walkthroughs.

  • How long does it take to get trained on a Square point-of-sale system?

    Square is so intuitive, there’s no training required. Really.

  • How do I get started with Square for Retail?

    You can get started with either our Free or Plus Plan with just a few clicks here.
    Everyone who signs up to Square for Retail will automatically receive a 30-day free trial of Plus. At the end of your free trial, you can select which plan works best for you.
    To get started with Premium, contact our sales team.

  • What features are included with Square Appointments?

    All our features are included with every account, whether you are on the free tier for individuals or paying a monthly fee for your added staff members. These include an online booking site, customer reminders, cancellation and no-show fees, Card on File, customer profiles, individual employee accounts, and many more. To see a complete list of features for each plan, visit our pricing page.

    What hardware or equipment will I need?

    You can use Square Appointments on any desktop, tablet, or smartphone using a web browser or the Square Appointments app, available in the App Store or Google Play. Square Appointments is also compatible with Square Register, our all-in-one hardware that features two screens for an intuitive, socially-distant checkout. For the best customer checkout experience, we recommend using Square Appointments with Square Register or with an iPad and Square Stand for contactless and chip. Note: At this time, Square Terminal does not support the Square Appointments app, but we plan to add this capability soon.

  • Is Square for Restaurants right for my business?

    Square for Restaurants is a good fit for single and multi-location full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, bars, breweries, and multi-concept restaurants. If you’re a restaurant owner or manager using Micros, Aloha, Harbortouch, POSitouch, Toast POS, Upserve, or another POS system or POS software, Square for Restaurants can likely fit your needs at a lower cost. We now offer a free version of Square for Restaurants in addition to our paid plans. Try our four-step cost calculator to learn more.

  • Is Square Kitchen Display System included in Restaurants Plus?

    Yes, Square KDS is available with the Square for Restaurants Plus subscription ($60/location + $40 per additional POS device) with no additional cost per KDS display.

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