Square for Retail

The retail POS system for smooth selling

A suite of tools made just for retailers

Meet our newest POS system, now more personalized than ever — with tools for syncing an online store, counting stock with your phone, and more.

Ways we can help

Select a category below to learn more about inventory management, selling with Square, and how our retail POS will work with you.

Manage your inventory

Intuitive, multi-location inventory management helps you make smart business decisions.

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Manage your inventory

  • Add unlimited items
  • Cross-location stock transfers
  • Inventory counting tool
  • Smart stock forecasts
  • Auto-generated purchase orders to replenish low stock
  • Print bar code labels
  • Manage vendors
  • Auto-create items with a bar code scan

See all inventory management features

Sell in-store and online

Explore all the ways you can reach your customers in your store and with eCommerce.

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Sell how you want

  • Sell on TikTok and Instagram
  • Attract local buyers with Google Product Listings
  • Free Retail Point of Sale app
  • Free online store syncs with your POS in real time
  • Gift cards and eGift cards
  • Registers for brick-and-mortar or on-the-go hardware options
  • Send invoices
  • Take payments from your computer

See all selling features

Build customer relationships

Keep customers coming back with a best-in-class shopping experience.

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Build customer relationships

  • Auto-created customer profiles
  • Customer sales history from all channels
  • Customer groups
  • Custom fields
  • Send custom Square Marketing email campaigns
  • Create custom Square Loyalty programs for a rewarding customer experience

See all customer features

Run your business

Handle team management, payroll, and reports from our all-in-one system.

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Run your business

  • Profit margin reports
  • Cost of goods sold reports
  • Vendor sales reports
  • Passcodes to protect sensitive info
  • Built-in timecard reporting
  • Team permissions and break tracking for day-to-day team management
  • Pay your employees without spending more time in the back office with Square Payroll

See all analytics and employee management features

Manage your finances

Apply for a Square loan, get a Square Debit Card, or transfer funds.*

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Manage your finances

  • Access funds from your Square sales right away with Square Checking. Spend those funds right away with Square Debit Card.
  • Apply for small business loans with Square Capital.
  • Instant funds transfer options available.

See all finance features made for small business owners

Take payments

POS hardware makes taking payments easy in-store or on the go.

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Square Register
Comes with Retail POS and buyer-facing display, ready out-of-the-box.

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Square Stand
Turn your iPad into a professional POS with built-in payments and an intuitive checkout, all on one device.

Add accessories
Build your perfect POS system with a bar code scanner or cash drawer.

See all Square hardware options

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*Square Loans are subject to approval. Square Debit Card is issued by Sutton Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard.

Pick the plan for you.

Start wherever you are with your retail business and we’ll help you succeed. No hidden fees. Cancel anytime.


For businesses getting started in-person and online.


No monthly fee.

Get started free
Per transaction:
  • 2.6% + 10¢ (in-person)
  • 2.9% + 30¢ (online)
  • Free retail point of sale app
  • Free online store
  • Basic inventory tools
  • Unlimited items


For expanding businesses that need in-depth retail features.


Per month per location.

Start free trial
Per transaction:
  • 2.5% + 10¢ (in-person)
  • 2.9% + 30¢ (online)
Includes Free plan and:
  • Cross-location exchanges
  • Advanced inventory tools
  • Advanced retail reports
  • Square Team Management


For businesses looking to scale, with everything in one place.

Custom pricing

Must meet eligibility requirements.

Contact Sales
Per transaction:
  • Custom processing rates available when you contact sales.
Includes Plus plan and discounts on optional add-ons. Eligibility required.
  • Square Payroll
  • Square Loyalty
  • Square Marketing
  • Account management

Compare plans

Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250k per year. Contact Sales.

Our Square Online store seamlessly integrates with our in-store inventory.

Alvin Haruthunian, Operations Manager, Hi-Lo Liquor Market



  • 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.

  • Can I transfer my existing inventory?

    Yes, you are able to bulk-import your existing inventory to Square.

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included with Square for Retail subscriptions, but you can explore compatible POS hardware, kits, and accessories, such as cash drawers, to build an easy-to-use package that suits your needs here.

  • How do I switch from my current solution?

    Signing up for Square for Retail is easy and fast. If you currently use Lightspeed Retail, Shopify POS, or another retail POS system, Square for Retail will fit your needs with a user-friendly interface. Just select your plan, sign up, and add your inventory through our inventory management software. There are no hidden fees or long term contracts. And if you need help, Square Support is here for you.

  • Can I upgrade my Square for Retail plan?

    You can upgrade from the Free Retail plan to the Plus plan by subscribing to it here. You’ll be able to utilize all existing features and setup. The only new setup will be for the added functionality that’s included with your upgrade. After your 30-day free trial, you’ll be charged $60 per month per location. If you choose not to subscribe, you’ll be downgraded to the Free Retail plan.

    To upgrade to the custom Premium plan, contact our sales team.

  • Can I downgrade my Square for Retail plan?

    You have the option to downgrade your subscription from Plus to Free in your Dashboard. You can also pause your subscription at any time from your Dashboard. When you pause a subscription you will not be billed. You can unpause at any time and your account will be ready for you—all your data will be retained. You’ll see messaging in your Dashboard letting you know which features you’ll lose with the downgrade, like certain smart inventory management features, multi-location stock management, and bar code labels. You can see and compare plan features on our pricing page.