Square Point of Sale

Run the business your customers love.

The POS system with everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Three things you can do right now to get started with Square Point of Sale.

Try the demo

See how simple it is to use, no download needed.

Download the app

Get started free today, right on your phone or tablet.

★★★★★
Rated 4.7 on the Apple App Store

Create a free account

Set up your POS now and start selling in minutes.

Features

All the pieces you need and don’t have to piece together. (Because they’re all built right in.)

Payments

Instant transfers

Customizable print and digital receipts

Invoices

Customer relationship management

Inventory management

Reporting and analytics

Loyalty programs

Tools built to make complex businesses less complex.

Powerful, free analytics

With customizable, real-time reports, you can easily see what’s selling best, what your busiest hours are, and who your best team members are.

Flexibility meets scalability

It’s simple to add new locations, team members, and devices. It’s all synced to one account so you can see what’s happening everywhere, from anywhere.

Customize with existing software

Existing software is not a problem—Square POS easily syncs with your favorite apps (like QuickBooks) to keep things moving seamlessly.

All types of businesses use Square.

Record store

Started selling online, recently opened her first brick and mortar location.


Square tools

Coffee shop (5 locations)

Enables customers to place orders online for faster pickup.


Square tools

Ice cream truck

Due to increasing popularity, they just began operating a second truck.


Square tools

Part-time personal trainer

Trains clients at multiple gyms across the city.


Square tools

With Square, you’re part of something bigger.

2M+

businesses run with Square POS worldwide

250K+

of their employees use it daily

340M+

customers’ cards have been used to make a purchase with Square

Pricing

Square Point of Sale software is free to use—there are no setup fees or monthly fees. Only pay when you take a payment.

Processing rate

2.6% + 10¢

Per tap, dip, or swipe

Hardware starting at

$0

With free reader

Monthly fee

$0

Per month

Ask about a custom rate.

We can create custom pricing packages for some businesses that process more than $250K in card sales and have an average ticket size over $15.

Start using our POS

Add as many points of sale as you need. All you pay is the transaction rate.

FAQ

Questions you might have, answered all in one place.

How do I start using Square POS?

Download the Square POS app and sign in to open your account. Start accepting payments by entering card numbers without a reader. We’ll ship you a reader, which should arrive within 10 business days, or you can pick one up at a participating retail store.

How do I take a payment with Square?

You can easily accept payments with Square hardware connected to your phone or tablet, through digital invoices, or through your computer.

How much does Square POS cost?

Our Point of Sale app is free and can support all kinds of businesses at any stage or size. The processing rate is 2.6% + 10¢ for every tapped (mobile payments), dipped (chip cards), and swiped (magstripe cards) payment.

Are there any hidden fees I should be aware of?

Nope. There are no long-term contracts, startup fees, authorization fees, statement fees, refund fees, PCI-compliance fees, or business card fees. Just pay when you use it. That’s it.

Does the app work with my iPhone, iPad, or Android device?

Yes it does.

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

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 will it take to set up my Point of Sale?

Getting set up to accept credit cards on Square only takes a few minutes. And with a few more minutes, you can set up items and take advantage of our entire suite of products to help you run and grow.

What methods of payment can my customers use?

You can accept cards, cash, checks, and gift cards.

Can I still take payments without a signal?

Yes, with Offline Mode, you can accept payments even when the internet goes down. They are then automatically sent through when you regain connectivity.

Can I manage my inventory from my Point of Sale?

Square inventory management lets you keep a clear count of in-stock items in your item library. With inventory enabled, the stock count updates based on sales from the Square app, Square Invoices, and for orders shipped through your online store.

Can I sell online with Square POS?

Square Online Store powers your online business with tons of eCommerce features. Square automatically syncs across your online store and POS, so it’s easy to keep track of orders, items, and inventory.

Does Square POS work with my existing business tools and services?

From accounting apps (QuickBooks) and eCommerce solutions (Wix) to inventory and team management (Homebase), Square works with apps for any need. Connect in just a few steps, sync your data, and manage apps right from your Square Dashboard.

Do I have to pay for each of my employees to use Square Point of Sale?

No. You have basic POS functionality for any number of employees for free with Team Management, which also offers more advanced employee controls for a per location fee.

How do I issue refunds?

It’s really simple, but it’s probably easier to show you here.

Does Square Point of Sale connect to printers or scales?

Yes, Square now works with multiple printers and scales. For a full list of printers, check out our shop.

How long does it take to get trained?

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

What cards can I accept with POS? Does the fee I pay vary by card?

You can accept every major card, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, all for the same rate.

How quickly can I access my funds?

You can get your money in one to two business days, immediately on a Square business debit card, or directly transferred to your account for a 1% fee.

What does Square do to help with fraud protection?

Our systems monitor your payments to keep an eye on suspicious transactions. Machine learning and human expertise work hand in hand to adapt our technology to the shifting fraud landscape every day. And our team of fraud experts reach out to you if we notice anything unusual.

It keeps getting better.

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