What Is Square for Retail?

Square for Retail includes all the tools you need to run your retail business. With Square for Retail you can sell in-store and online seamlessly, with an easy-to-use point of sale, integrated payments, seamless online store, advanced inventory management, and powerful reporting. Offer contactless payments and in-store pickup, and manage all your orders. Integrated with Squares powerful ecosystem so you can customize your solution with everything from invoices to email marketing. Try it free!

Who Uses Square for Retail?

Whether you sell online or in store, Square for Retail can work for your retail business no matter your size or style.

Where can Square for Retail be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Square
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2009
  • Phone Support

Countries available

Canada, United States



Square for Retail pricing

Starting Price:

  • Yes, has free trial

Square for Retail offers a free trial. Square for Retail paid version starts at US$0.00.

About the vendor

  • Square
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2009
  • Phone Support

Countries available

Canada, United States



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Features of Square for Retail

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • CRM
  • Cost Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customization
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • For Retail
  • For iPad Devices
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Label Templates
  • Location Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail Management
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Touch Screen
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews of Square for Retail

Average score

Ease of Use
Customer Service
Value for Money

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
IT Sales in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Facilities Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great for entrepreneurs

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: It is very easy to use and convenient for my customers


The ease of use for this product is amazing. I love how you can make a sale with the virtual terminal by either swiping a card or sending an invoice.


The fees per use can be cumbersome. However all pay portals have some sort of fee to use their product.

IT Manager in Canada
Telecommunications, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Small little POS at your finger tips

5.0 last month New

Comments: Its what we needed in a pinch to get sales orders working on the field at events. It worked well for conferences and venues.


It was easy to setup and start using when you need it. You connect it to your phone and use it as a normal POS you would in a store


Support isn't always easy to get a hold of and it wouldn't integrate it with our system. This is more for small business use and not for tracking and reporting on analytics.

Alternatives Considered: Lightspeed POS and PAYD

Reasons for Switching to Square for Retail: popularity it had over any other product .. we heard the name and purchased it.

Owner in US
Photography, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great app for small business with HIGH processing fees

3.0 last month New


I like that I can do manual entry, take payments over the phone, and process almost any type of credit card a client has.


The fees are so high. Absolutely ridiculous when other companies offer funds transfer and payment options for a fraction of the service fee. I've had to start adding service fees to client bills who choose to pay with Square.

Alternatives Considered: Apple Pay and Google Pay

Reasons for Switching to Square for Retail: I liked the option that Square could work for almost anyone.

ownner , acupuncturist in US
Alternative Medicine, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Let Square free You

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: I Get paid without having to run around the office


I love that I can use my Square terminal anywhere. Whether I am at an event or in the back room, I can get paid.


I do find that sometimes the payouts can be confusing

Alternatives Considered: Elevate

Reasons for Choosing Square for Retail: cost ease of use. I got tired of going to my computer to check patients out

Reasons for Switching to Square for Retail: Cost and ease of use

Owner in US
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Proud to be a Square

4.0 2 months ago New


What I found to be the most beneficial of aspects of this software and accessories is the fact that it incorporates everything essential to successfully implementing a source of income for your business that is highly adaptable to various situations. Essentially, a POS that is direct banking as well, and at it's best, in my opinion.


Initially, and for the general entirety, I have been completely satisfied with all aspects of this software, it has become an asset and even more so a staple in regards to my business functioning at an efficient level.