Square is a mobile payments solution that offers businesses with multiple financial and merchant services. Its features include credit card processing, POS, invoicing, appointment booking, and more. In this article, we cover user reviews and pricing. Ready to try Square? Get it for free.
Square software is free to download. However, if you require hardware from them, they offer six options: Square Reader for Magstripe (free after signup), Square Reader for Chip Cards ($35), Square Reader for Contactless and Chip ($49), Square Stand ($169), Square Terminal ($399), and Square POS ($999).
2.6% + 10¢
Card-Not-Present (Keyed-In or Card on File)
3.5% + 15¢
Card-Not-Present (Ecommerce and Invoice)
2.9% + 30¢
Note: Square has recently changed its flat-rate fee of 2.75% to 2.6% + 10 cents per transaction. We will update the pricing and our ranking of providers in the next update of this article.
*Your first magstripe reader is free. Each additional reader costs $10.
Manually keyed-in card payments charge a 3.5% + 15¢ fee.
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What Square Does Well
Users who gave Square a positive review said that they are happy with its card reader and payment processing system. They added that the easy-to-use mobile payment system allows many small businesses to be more flexible and accessible in terms of receiving payments on-the-go.
“I love that I can always have the option to sell my goods. The app can even run offline, which is highly convenient when traveling to areas that do not have the best cell reception. Sometimes I run impromptu events, so when I can’t bring cash beforehand, Square helps me not to lose out on sales to my customers.”
What Square Does Not Do Well
Users who gave Square a negative review complained that it is difficult to reach a live support representative when they need to, saying the company’s email support is not convenient for urgent situations.
“Their customer service can be a hit and miss. Occasional problems have taken weeks to fix, with no real urgency from their customer service.”
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Check out the list below of some of Square’s features:
- Point of Sale
- Invoices and Recurring Payments
- Inventory Management
- Customer Engagement
- Virtual Terminal
- Employee Management
- And More
Is there a limit to the number of transactions users can process via Square?
Is Square available worldwide?
Here is a list of some of Square’s popular integrations: