Square: Retail Point of Sale 4+

Payment, Inventory Management

Block, Inc.

    • 4.7 • 10.4K Ratings
    • Free



Accept payments, manage inventory, and track the performance of your retail business -- all in one place -- with Square for Retail!

Square for Retail is a point-of-sale app that uses Square’s payment technology with a brand-new set of intelligent, intuitive, and integrated tools purpose-built for retail businesses.

Whether you are a small business or a big brand, the Square for Retail POS is flexible for how you want to run, sell, and grow.

► Sell faster and smarter with a retail point of sale designed for the unique needs of retail businesses.
► Upload thousands of items to your register and ring up sales in seconds with a keyword search or bar code scanner.
► Process exchanges and returns with just a few taps.

► Accept every major payment type, including Afterpay, in-store, and online. Plus, take payments with Tap to Pay on your iPhone. All of your sales are automatically tracked in one place.
► Get deposits directly to your bank account as fast as the next business day.

► Track your cost of goods sold to understand your profit margins.
► Easily track, adjust, or transfer inventory across all your locations—set automatic alerts when stock is low so you never run out.
► Keep in touch with vendors and send purchase orders in minutes with easy-to-use templates.

► Automatically create customer profiles with every transaction at your retail POS and view purchase history to offer every customer a more personalized experience.
► See your customer profiles automatically sorted into groups based on how often they visit your business, and create groups of yours.

► Set up all your employees with individual permissions and accounts so they can access registers and take payments.
► Employees can clock in and out at your point of sale. Track and edit their timecards from the point-of-sale system directly.

► Manage your online orders directly from your POS with Square for Retail’s integration with the new Square Online Store.

What’s New

Version 6.45.1

This update includes minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

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

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.4K Ratings

10.4K Ratings

JAC Designs ,

So excited! Amazing Everything!

Square has helped me grow my business from the ground up! This company is amazing! It really has helped me take everything to the next level! So excited about this app! It’s going to make things even better! Btw... you may have a wait time when calling in for help but when you get in they bend over backwards to help you! Thank you square!!! I also want to thank you for helping keeping my business alive during covid! I really don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for you! Square is 5 stars all the way!!

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks so much for leaving this positive review. We really appreciate the insight and will pass it along to the appropriate team.

Teacup-Tempest ,

OK, With Voiceover Annoyances

I use Retail for iPad with voiceover active. Square works well enough for me to run my store, but it has some problems, and those combined with Square's not so great accessibility policy irritate me greatly.
Elements formatted as lists won't read aloud with voiceover. A good example of where to find some of these are on the pages listing hardware for sale.
Items with multiple options aren't sellable with voiceover, if items are sold manually rather than scanned at the register. The screen to select which option to sell won't come up at all.

Square's policy on accessibility bugs wastes hours of time, each time a new issue comes up. They will not look into it until the app user, in this case myself, contacts Apple and has them confirm that the problem isn't an issue with the screen reader itself. They require a chat transcript and ticket number in order to consider looking into accessibility bugs within their apps.

Developer Response ,

We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with our Square: Retail Point of Sale app. We understand the frustration caused by the accessibility issues you mentioned. If the issue persists, please give us a call squ.re/contactsqsupport. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Freshwater farms ,

6.35.2 major step backwards in useability

Overall the square for retail app has functioned well for us. However, this latest update just made applying a discount a lot more cumbersome. Previously, to apply a discount meant swiping the item name listed in the cart part way across the screen to reach the “apply discount” menu. Choose the discount to apply, hit save and move on. This new version requires us to tap on the name; tap on discounts (from a list of 4 or 5 other choices); tap on the discount; tap on save; tap on save again; and finally move. A lot of extra tapping to get the same results. It has lengthened the checkout process considerably and having extra choices in the mixes has caused some confusion. I’d like to see a change log with reasoning behind such changes

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback on the Square: Retail Point of Sale app. We appreciate your positive overall experience. We understand your concern regarding the recent update and the added steps for applying discounts. We will take your feedback into consideration for future improvements.

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The developer, Block, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

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