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You’re looking for comprehensive, easy-to-use point-of-sale software that lets you accept payments, works offline, and helps you run your business. What you’re not looking for is a POS with a lot of additional fees. As a business owner you have enough unexpected surprises to handle without footing a bill you didn’t bargain for.
Many companies’ point-of-sale software stings you with monthly fees, hidden costs, and extra charges for the basics. Square is different. We offer a robust, free POS system that sellers and customers alike trust and rely on.
Here’s the lowdown on our free point-of-sale software, its features, and its price tag, which is great for your business’s bottom line.
More than 2 million merchants use Square’s free POS software
Square’s free point-of-sale software allows all different types of businesses to accept credit and debit card payments.
More than two million companies globally use Square for payment processing, from cafes and retail stores to farmers markets and dentists’ offices. In the first nine months of 2016, we processed more than $36 billion for our sellers.
With clear transaction fees and no monthly fees, long-term commitments, or surprises, it’s no wonder our point-of-sale software is so popular. It’s easy to get started and you don’t need a merchant account to accept payments.
Square’s transparent fees are just 2.6% + 10¢ per card-present transaction and 3.5% + 15¢ for manually keyed-in card payments. In the big leagues? Custom rates are available for some businesses with annual revenues over $250,000.
Advanced features in our free POS system
Our POS software allows businesses to create a visual item library with product modifiers to make checkout a snap.
Square’s free POS software has more advanced features to help you run your business more effectively and efficiently. With our free plan, you can:
- Learn about your customers and top-selling products with sales analytics.
- Get a handle on your stock with inventory management.
- Manage multiple locations.
- Accept magstripe, chip (EMV), and NFC payments like Apple Pay with Square Reader for contactless and chip.
- Turn your computer into a web POS with virtual terminal.
- Offer digital and printed receipts (with in-app or written tips).
- Use open tickets and split tender.
- Swipe cards without a connection in Offline Mode.
- Send electronic invoices, including recurring payments.
- Use mobile invoicing with the free invoicing app
- Offer a faster checkout experience for your regular customers with Card on File.
Robust point-of-sale software with no monthly fees
That’s right, Square’s POS software comes with robust functionality at a very reasonable cost. Here’s a breakdown of cost by feature.
|POS Software Features||Learn More||Square’s Fees|
|POS software with no monthly SaaS fee||Most other point-of-sale software providers charge a monthly fee, but with Square’s POS there are no long-term commitments and no hidden fees.||Free|
|Detailed sales analytics||Manage sales and get the easy-to-read, real-time sales reports you need to make more informed business decisions. Available from your desktop or mobile device — keep your finger on the pulse wherever you go. Learn more about Analytics||Free|
|Invoices integration||It’s easy to bill clients with Square Invoices. Send invoices right from your mobile device. Invoices paid online are in your bank account in one to two business days. Learn more about Invoices||Free to send — pay 2.9% + 30¢ for each invoice paid securely online|
|Offline payment processing||Sell at a festival? Does your Wi-Fi go down sometimes? If you use a server-based POS, you may be out of luck. With Square you can safely process payments offline. Learn more about offline payments||Free|
|Card not present (CNP) for phone orders||Take payments over the phone with Virtual Terminal on your computer, or through Square Point of Sale, our free POS software. Learn more about Virtual Terminal||No monthly fee — 3.5% + 15¢ per transaction.|
|Chargeback Protection||Square covers its sellers for up to $250 in qualified chargebacks a month and goes to bat for you to help settle payment disputes. Learn more about Chargeback Protection||Free|
|PCI compliance included||PCI compliance is a rigorous, 12-step requirement that sellers who take card payments need to accept, store, process, and transmit cardholder data securely. If you sell with Square, we take care of PCI compliance for you. What is PCI compliance||Free|
|Customer support||If you ever get stuck, our knowledgeable Support team is here to help you over the phone, by email, and through our online Support Center.||Free|
Affordable POS hardware to match
Our beautiful, user-friendly POS hardware and credit card terminals let you accept any type of payment safely — without breaking the bank. Learn more about credit card machine prices here and Square Stand here.
How we’re building the best point-of-sale system for small businesses
We started with a simple idea — that everyone should be able to accept credit card payments. Square created intuitive point-of-sale software, enabling small businesses to securely take card payments and run their business better.
We’ve continued to innovate with sales analytics, loyalty programs, inventory management, tools for multilocation businesses, and Offline Mode so you can keep taking payments if your Internet connection goes down. And the price is right since all of this is available through our free POS software.
We’re a champion for small businesses. We’re inspired by your vision and dedication. You know your business’s pain points better than anyone, which is why we listen to our sellers’ needs and continually innovate, coming out with new products and features to better support your needs.
Ready to get started? Sign up for a free Square account here.
How can I keep up to date with new product changes to your point-of-sale software?
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If I process payments with Square, what are my transaction fees?
Square charges 2.6% + 10¢ per swiped, dipped, or tapped credit card payment. You can process Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit or debit cards. And you can accept mobile payments like Apple Pay and Android Pay for no extra charge. Card-not-present transactions are 3.5% + 15¢. If your business has annual revenues over $250,000, with an average transaction of $15 or more, you could be eligible for lower, custom rates.
Learn more about Square’s payment processing fees.