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Square POS App Review (Free Version)

The free version of Square's point of sale app offers simple processing fees, an inuitive interface, and a host of add-ons.

    Matt Sherman
  • Last updated onUpdated

  • Shannon Vissers
  • REVIEWED BY

    Shannon Vissers

    Lead Staff Writer: Payment Processing

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Square POS

Total Rating 4.9
Pricing4.9

Ease Of Use5.0

Features4.8

Customer Service4.7

User Reviews4.8

Pricing

$0/month

Contract

None

Equipment Cost

$49-$799

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Square POS At A Glance

  • Free POS system with strong basic features
  • Intuitive interface that is simple to set up
  • Highly scaleable with additional software offerings

Matt Sherman

Matt Sherman

Lead Staff Writer at Merchant Maverick
Matt has been helping small businesses make decisions since 2017. He has written reviews and articles across many different channels but specializes in the point of sale, payroll, and small business insurance categories and has been quoted in articles for Fox Business, Forbes, and other publications. Prior to joining Merchant Maverick, Matt was a journalist and editor for 14 years for a pair of weekly newspapers. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and currently resides in Gladstone, Oregon.
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Retail POS Review Methodology

We evaluate and test each software system that we review at Merchant Maverick, placing special emphasis on certain key software characteristics in order to generate our granular product ratings.

For retail POS software in particular, we have a 62-point rubric we use to evaluate the system in terms of its pricing, ease of use, features, and user reviews. These points are based on attributes relevant to the retail POS niche—such as the availability of features like purchase ordering, customer-facing displays, BOPIS (buy online, pick up in-store), and others.

Our rating system also takes into account attributes that are desirable for POS systems and cloud-based software in general, such as the availability of monthly pricing plans, free trials, and transparent software contracts.




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Square POS


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After hours of in-depth research and evaluation, we can confidently recommend this brand to our readers. Get started today and see Square POS for yourself.

The Merchant Maverick Seal of Approval 🏆

Square POS


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After hours of in-depth research and evaluation, we can confidently recommend this brand to our readers. Get started today and see Square POS for yourself.

To learn more about how we score our reviews, see our Point Of Sale (POS) Software Rating Criteria.