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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.

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

Square iPad Starter Kit

£315.00

Overview

Aimed at small & micro businesses, Square offers an easy way for merchants to start taking card payments. Their simple POS app can run on iOS or Android and is free to use making it a good first step for new businesses. The app is actually fairly comprehensive for a free system, with the option to add extra premium features through a marketplace.

Square’s intuitive card machine integrates directly with the app, and has the facility for contactless, apple pay and chip & pin transactions. The card machine itself doesn’t have a keypad, so the pin is entered directly onto the screen of the phone or tablet being used with the system. If you take payments remotely, Square offers a virtual terminal enabling you to take card payments via invoice or over the phone.

Square offers phone support 9-5 Monday-Friday as well as a comprehensive library of support guides.

Square
Point Of Sale

Free

Employee Management

£3 per employee per month

Reviews

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Overall Rating
Ease of use

4.4

Customer support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Features

3.8

Likelihood to recommend
Not likely Very likely
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.

Rob D, at Slimming World Ashton Under Lyne

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

does what you would expect, everything is where it should be

Pros

the ease of use for my staff on the storefront app. the money is deposited at 4pm the next working day, other companies I have used have taken 3-4 days and cost a higher percentage. I have invested in the square stands and they are excellent if a little pricey but it all looks professional, and the build quality of all the kit is better than the others that I previously used. Lots of people like the pin on glass entry which i thought might be a bit of a gimmick but its all good.

Cons

the only thing i would say is there is no counter display for the customer in any form. Not a big issue as my staff just tell them the amount before they tap. This is available to US customers but no dates or plans for UK roll out. Would be a nice addition but not a deal breaker

Seth F, Entrepreneur

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

3 of 5

Very easy to use and great for my business!

Pros

Offline Mode for accepting credit cards Ability to email receipts Ability to create and send invoices. Clean interface and lots of customization. Fast transactions.

Cons

No way to pay for invoices straight from phone. No way to print invoices. Debit cards not accepted. Cannot use the chip and contactless reader in Canada.

Jacob A, Owner

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

4 of 5

Phenomenal Software, Support, and Results

Pros

Square POS is the easiest point of sale software I've ever used. It transformed our front desk experience for both our staff and guests.

Cons

The only downside has been that Square does not currently track commissions for staff at our salon. If it had this feature, it would be our all-in-one solution.

Nate F, Owner

Ease of use

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Features

3 of 5

I have mixed feelings. I like the look/feel of the old app better. It seemed more user friendly.

Pros

I like the ability to transfer inventory from one store to another. I like the ability to have employees clock-in/clock-out to keep track of pay and what items a specific employee sells. I like the ability to adjust quantities from the app instead of just the dashboard.

Cons

I don't like that I can't view another store's inventory from the app. Very often, I find myself saying, "We don't have that in-stock here, but I know it's in-stock at our other location." It'd be very helpful to be able to type in an item and view quantity in-stock for all locations. I also HATE that there are not "tickets" available anymore. I own a music store that offers instrument repairs and we also have special orders. For instrument repairs - the amount is variable depending on what needs done and I also notate the transaction with the instrument type, brand, serial number - what parts were used, and what was done under the "Quantity and Notes" section. I don't want to have to look up that information and type into a transaction with the customer standing at the register. In the other app, I could do all of that when no one was in the store and save it as a ticket. Then when they come into the store, all I had to do was pull up the ticket and they were good to go. Same with special orders. I don't want to add inventory into Square, assign it a price, add the SKU, put it into a category, set the quantity, etc., if I'm not going to STOCK the item. So for special orders, I like to just type in the information under "Custom Amount," but I do like to notate the transaction under "Quantity and Notes" with the title and SKU so I can look back and see what it was. I don't want to do that typing when a customer arrives, so I prefer to save it as a ticket. Now I can't do that.

Susan M, Owner

Ease of use

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Features

4 of 5

Great product that is very easy to use.

Pros

So easy to use and set up. There are several options in setting up retail items. Really enjoy working with it and like all of the reporting functions.

Cons

The system lacks the ability (currently) to accept customer deposits. This is a feature that needs to be quickly added. Would also like the ability to "drill down" into some of the reports.

Sam J, Manger

Ease of use

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Features

2 of 5

Needs polishing

Pros

The clean display as items are rung up, the favorites aren't on the front screen, and being able to search everything from the front landing page

Cons

No pictures show on products, Item and Inventory Management being different pages on the back end (needs consolidating), and lack of gift card options

Tahnee E, Owner

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

3 of 5

Love Square! I've been using it a year and am very happy with everything!

Pros

I love the integration with Big Commerce so I can easily sell online and in store with inventory syncs immediately. We do a lot of volume so the immediate inventory sync is very important to us or we would oversell items.

Cons

The retail app needs some work but I understand they need more time to update the software. Once the bugs get worked out, I would love to have a complete retail POS solution. In my mind it would include, physical inventory counts using scanners for tons of inventory -preferable to have multiple people doing different parts of the store at the same time. Included in retail should be a report for the inventory status/financial which would include total count, total cost, and total retail price of the entire store/warehouse. Also, a better integration for Quickbooks online. I'm scared to add this integration because it gets horrible reviews.

Elias C, Vice President

Ease of use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Features

5 of 5

VERY EASY TO USE, ALWAYS 100% ACCURATE.... WE LIKE THAT WE CAN TRACK ALL OF OUR LARGE INVENTORY AT A GLANCE AND A PUSH OF A BUTTON. WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE OUR INVENTORY DONE CORRECTLY BECAUSE OF SQUARE.

Pros

VERY EASY TO USE, ALWAYS 100% ACCURATE.... WE LIKE THAT WE CAN TRACK ALL OF OUR LARGE INVENTORY AT A GLANCE AND A PUSH OF A BUTTON. WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE OUR INVENTORY DONE CORRECTLY BECAUSE OF SQUARE.

Cons

SOMETIMES IT FREEZES WHEN WE DO NOT WANT IT TO. WE HAVE TO REBOOT AND THE SYSTEM IS FINE. THIS HAS ONLY OCCURED A COUPLE OF TIMES AND HAS NOT OCCURED ANY MORE