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Square POS

From taking payments to tracking sales, manage every area of your business with the free Square Point of Sale app.

4.8/5

Compatible with iOS Comaptible with Android Tablets
Kits
Printers
Cash Drawers
Stands
Barcoding
Accessories

Square iPad Starter Kit

£315.00

Square

Square is a payment processor which comes with free basic POS software. The software is generic and equally suitable for merchants of all kinds. Compare with iZettle which has the same business model.

Pricing

On payment processing, Square charge a flat 1.75% on every transaction, with no contract. The POS software is free.

What makes it different from iZettle?

Truthfully, very little. We work more closely with iZettle – but we’re happy to talk you through the differences over the phone, or read our blog on the subject.

Compatibility

As it’s a payment processor, Square needs its own brand card reader. All the hardware listed here should work. The Square EPOS system is an app which can download onto an iPad, iPhone, or Android phone. If you’re just interested in payments, Square can integrate with lots of more sophisticated POS systems.

Service

Support is available 9-5 on weekdays.

Getting started

Square needs its own card reader to work properly but you can download the app for free. For a referral, email hello@storekit.com.

Square
Point Of Sale

Free

Employee Management

£3 per employee per month

Reviews

Write a review
Overall Rating
Ease of use

4.7

Customer support

4.6

Value for money

4.6

Features

4.3

Likelihood to recommend
Not likely Very likely
Rob D, Director at Slimming World

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

Really easy to use, takings are deposited the next business day and the fees are comparable with the others out there.

Pros

Ease of use for staff. Free pos shopfront weigh full functionality, reporting suite compares week on week and year on year. Items can be added quickly and I can check stocks remotely

Cons

Stands can be expensive unless you get them on an offer. But that said they are built to last. Consumables like drawers and printers are a limited and expensive list if you need them

Dennis C, Director at Katering TwoCann

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

Great card system and good free EPOS

Pros

Ease of use and easy setup plus low costs for start-up business. Would recommend to any small business that needs a Point of Sale system and card system.

Cons

Non really, would like to know If full Restaurant POS is available in UK?? Looks like it is only available in US??

Lee W, Owner at No.1 Entertainment

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

Excellent kit never had a problem with it

Pros

It’s easy to work and operate and will recommend to everyone it’s that good I’m thinking of getting the till drew and printer and buying a Second set up

Cons

Nothing at all it is amazing setup I love it and so dose my staff I’m looking at buying to of everything to make my business better

Caryna C, at Camerino Bakery

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

Simple to use

Pros

It's an intuitive to programme and use. It's easy to use in a team with multiple devices. It's a great way to keep customer information in one place.

Cons

Can't creative future dated invoices or receipts. We like to prepare the receipts when we receive an order, but without being able to assign a future date, we must wait until the morning of delivery to create the document

Marcus G, at Grovers Optics

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Features

5 of 5

The right choice whether on location, in-store or both

Pros

Ease of use Speed of access to funds - Next working day POS management - Keep a track of funds, staff & cash (not just card sales) smart appearance - Looks great, as long as you like white sensible hardware cost - Start small with just a card reader & grow scalable options - Stand, scanner, receipt printer etc website integration - Get websales using Square which is cheaper than PayPal

Cons

Non if you judge Square by the opposition. You still have to afford a merchant commission but that's the reality of retail

Damon W, Owner at Mr

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

Ease of use

Pros

Pos system is great and although not set up card payments yet I find this is great to use and also the reports are great for re ordering stock.

Cons

Reader should have keypad incase you didnt want to hand customers your phone because of theft issues.

james w, Owner at The Den

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

delighted

Pros

I really like how easy it was to use the website to find out all the information needed to trust and purchase. as a small business owner i found square the easiest and most affordable to help my business start and grow.

Cons

I haven't come across any cons yet! i have been really pleased with the service i have received.

Laura S, at Flat white

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

4 of 5

A neat simple system

Pros

Square is a nifty little system. Pros are; Transparent percentage of sales. Ease of use. Design. Speed of set up and service. Comparatively to other till systems we have used (revel, trad. Till) it is the best so far.

Cons

Nothing as yet - currently WiFi/ 4g dependant but an offline mode is coming in the future. Really recommend.

Matthew T, at Big o cafe

Ease of use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Features

4 of 5

Square is a very versatile pos System because you can customise it to your business .

Pros

the best thing about Square is that it is very easy to change thing and add different products also I love that you get paid instantly with the card machine.

Cons

The thing I dislike about Square is that not all products are over in the UK yet so you are limited to what you can use.

Paul E, at Birchington Framing Centre

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

Helpful addition to running our business

Pros

Looks smart and professional and easy to use. We like the dashboard to check sales and trends .We have lots of positive comments from customers who are impressed with the Square payment set up.

Cons

Expensive accessories. We do not have any other concerns or dislikes with Square. We are happy to recommend Square

Amy B, Director at Amy’s Courtyard

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Features

5 of 5

Simple, convenient & modern!

Pros

The app is super simple to use and you set it up exactly how you want (catergories etc) it’s sleek design is a real talking point amongst our customers as it’s not widely used in the UK yet. Next day bank deposit is really convenient (they also offer deposit instantly for a small fee but I have yet to need to use this)

Cons

My only downfall is that Friday, Saturday and Sunday takings don’t go in until Monday evening. But it’s never caused me too much trouble.

Marta r, Financial Controller at Gymfinity Kids Ltd

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

4 of 5

Very user friendly and smart look

Pros

easy to use, good reports, smart look , quite and easy to connect to other devices like printers has ability to be split between different locations and functions

Cons

unable to make few changes to VAT when cloths are vatable or un-vatable when you purchase is only base on one user so when setting up in different locations you need to add more employees and pay monthly for them

David M, Director at Nomad Theatre

Ease of use

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Features

3 of 5

When it works it is works it is excellent but can be frustratingly clunky.

Pros

No monthly fees, reasonable commission percentage, relatively simple for multiple users to grasp quickly. Good customer service, have never been kept waiting for a response.

Cons

Square was obviously designed for traders on the move. The system is not so good for fixed point of sale set ups due to clunky integration. Bluetooth LE is a pain in the butt. The various elements should be hard wired.

Jacqueline R, Director at Goose Collection

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

easy

Pros

The point of sale reader looks like an apple product, which made me feel at ease as soon as I opened the box, it felt easy to use and easy to install. I also like the simple features nothing difficult to just straight forward instructions and integration. I like the fact that it integrated with word press for free so that it can​ update my stock on the move at the pop-up events. It all seems very seamless​

Cons

The button for the reader is small but I like the overall design. It would be good if it came with the holder and charger as one complete unit...I dont really have any negatives at the moment as I am just starting to use it. It would have been better if it would integrate with cheaper Bluetooth​ scanners without having to go into the search section to scan with an unsupported scanner.​

Sam C, at 400° Pizzeria

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

Perfect for food business

Pros

Has fast payouts & fantastic free software. Can run a multi-station restaurant/food truck all from the ipads. With the categories orders are sent to different printers as required. Also great compatabulity with external software and hardware.

Cons

No keypad on the reader, means that you need to be able to share your device with customers for non contactless payments.