Square Point of Sale: Payment

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About this app

Square Point of Sale is a free point-of-sale app that enables you to sell anywhere and in any way your customers want to buy. Start taking payments in minutes.

NEW: Tap to Pay
• Take contactless payments with just your phone.

Payments, items, inventory, analytics, eCommerce, and CRM— are all integrated with your point of sale.

No startup fees, monthly fees, or termination fees. Only pay when you take a payment.

Accept every way your customers want to pay.
• Credit card payments: Accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and rewards cards — all credit cards at the same rate. Take credit card payments over the phone using your computer as a virtual point of sale terminal.
• Contactless payments: Let customers pay with Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Cash App Pay. Accept contactless cards and digital wallets with Tap to Pay.
• Gift cards: Differentiate payment with gift cards integrated into your POS system and Square Dashboard.
• Invoices: Send custom invoices straight from your POS on a mobile device or from your laptop right to your customers’ inboxes with the Square Point of Sale app.
• Transfers: Access funds after a sale with Square Checking, transfer funds to your external bank account instantly for a fee, or get transfers free in one to two business days.
• Refunds: Process refunds for payments directly from your POS system or your online Square Dashboard.
2.6% +10¢ PER TAP, DIP, SCAN, OR SWIPE. Charge $100 in a single transaction and see $97.30 in your bank account. Accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, all credit cards at the same rate. Invoices are free to send and cost 2.9% + 30¢ per invoice paid online.
Start taking credit card payments in minutes.

Customize your checkout with item categories, modifiers, add-ons, or special requests to keep your line moving and your customers happy.

• Use Register or wirelessly connect Terminal to any device running your Square POS. With a separate checkout screen, customers can see their itemized cart and pay quickly, all from a safe distance.

• Refund specific items from a transaction. The amount being refunded will reflect any applicable taxes and discounts for the selected item(s).

• Accept swiped card payments when your internet service is temporarily unavailable. Offline payments are processed automatically when your device regains connectivity and will expire if not processed within 72 hours.
• Take contactless payments via Tap to Pay.
• Provide customers with digital or printed receipts.
• Let your customers split a bill or use multiple forms of tender to complete payment.

Other Features
Turn your Square POS into a custom solution.
Do more than take payments with your Square POS. Add tools to your Square POS to create a custom solution.

eCommerce: Sell online and in-store, with your sales and inventory automatically synced with your POS. Send your customers a checkout link through an email or Square Marketing campaign, or let them purchase at their convenience by posting the link on social media or your blog.
Inventory Management: Make inventory management easier with tools to count stock and track forecasts quickly. Sync your POS with inventory management software partners, including Shopventory, SKU IQ, Stitch Labs, and more. Keep your inventory and reports tracked.
Team Management: Track team hours, control access, and protect sensitive information on your POS.
Reporting and Insights: Discover new insights about your business with Square Dashboard and advanced reporting options. Access top-line metrics by time period.

The Point of Sale (POS) App
For selling anywhere

Reach Square Support by calling 1-855-700-6000 or reach us by mail at:
Block, Inc.
1955 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Updated on
May 22, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

209K reviews
Leslie Vasquez
May 18, 2024
You've had lots of these reports ON YOUR FORUMS. See the 1 & 2 star reviews. It used to be great but in 2020 I (and other vendors at fairs) noticed the chip reader was going slower and disconnecting after every transaction. After having me try a few things, Support blames AT&T, AT&T says it's not on their end so I paid more for a hotspot. Now it's even slower and still disconnects every transaction. UGH! My profits are based on speed. This just isn't working. I need to find a solution.
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Block, Inc.
March 22, 2024
We have not had reports of this happening with our readers. We would make sure your app and device are up to date. Also, check your network connection when processing payments. If you are still having issues please contact support at 1-855-700-6000 or squ.re/contactsqsupport.
John C
May 7, 2024
Being forced to enable notifications and location is extremely annoying and very much not needed or wanted. The interface has become very convoluted and confusing. If you update an invoice to paid the system doesn't reflect that on the main invoice screen. There's no reason to be forcing permissions to be enabled for anything. Stream line the interface, clean it up and make it user friendly again. I liked being able to open the app and be in my invoices.
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Block, Inc.
May 7, 2024
In order to use the Square Point of Sale app on your device, you need to enable Location Services, Push Notifications, Microphone, Bluetooth, and Local Network permissions. Without these permissions, the app won't work, and you can't process payments with Square. For assistance with your Square Invoices, please contact our Support Team.
Chris Viteychuk
April 10, 2024
The swiping and product listing work well. The checking account and savings account access are horrific and not very user friendly. My goal was to have everything in a nice easy to use point of sale, to checking and savings (which do work). But, the dashboard is so poorly set up. I'm already looking to switch back to a normal bank. Maybe, it's a little bit me? But, I do have multiple online banking accounts and this is by far the least intuitive or user friendly of all of them.
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Block, Inc.
April 10, 2024
Our teams are constantly improving the product based on feedback like this, Chris, so we’ll make sure to share your thoughts with the team. You also head to our Seller Community to share more details on exactly what is and what isn't working for you: https://squ.re/3RLr7yL

What's new

We update our apps regularly to make sure they’re at 100%, so we suggest turning on automatic updates on devices running Square Point of Sale.

Thanks for selling with Square. Questions? We’re here to help: square.com/help.