About Square Payments

Square Payments is a cloud-based payment processing tool for businesses within the retail, food and beverage, and health and fitness industries. Key features include fraud prevention, dispute management, touch-free transactions, automated invoicing, and cash flow monitoring. Square Payments’ built-in analytics uses machine learning to track fraudulent activities and monitor transactions in real-time. It can send automatic alerts on suspicious activities. Automatic receipts speed up the checkout processes and ensure a digital record of all purchases is kept. Additionally, this tool comes with an activity dashboard, which consolidates all customer data and provides timely updates on sales and inventory. Square Payments is available on a per-transaction basis and support is provided via documentation, forums, emails, phone, FAQs, and video tutorials. The application involves Terminal API and Reader SDK to streamline payment processing and offers integrations with third-party point-of-sale software and service providers including Mailchimp, Ritual, WooCommerce, and Intuit QuickBooks.
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Square Payments pricing

Square Payments has a free version.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
Yes

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Square Payments Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 1,985 View all reviews
Jarvis
  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 26/05/2022

The Perfect Payment Processing Option for Small Business

My overall experience is A++ since I am able to accept and process payment at a fraction of the cost and without costing me more time and effort.

Pros

Using this software for a couple of years now I really like the ease of use and how it's transferable between all my devices. I am able to access reports, process payments, and more from the mobile dashboard or my PC.
It doesn't require that I have or use any additional products or equipment for function. They have very friendly and knowledgable customer service and support.
I love that you are able to integrate Square into other systems for a more robust system.

Cons

I wasn't able to really pin point anything that I didn't like or enjoy regarding the software.

Alternatives Considered

PayPal and Paycom

Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

Paypal had so many restrictions and hold times.

Switched From

PayPal

Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

Because if checked off more of the boxes for what I was looking for and the cost was Amazing.
Jason
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 10/06/2022

I love using square

We will continue to use square payments to process our sales.

Pros

It is very easy to use and not to expensive for processing fees.

Cons

I wish that the reader connected easier to the software sometimes.

Alternatives Considered

Shopify

Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

I could not get support from Zettle. I had an issue and they referred me to paypal team. Then Paypal said it was zettle. Was frustrating

Switched From

PayPal Zettle

Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

This was a familiar brand and I felt like I could trust the process.
Christian
  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

3
Reviewed on 17/06/2022

Good produxy

Pros

That you can manually input card numbers

Cons

The fraud prevention made it difficult to process payments sometimes

Alexandra
  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 27/07/2022

Easiest payment processing system

I've never had an issue with Square payments. I've always had iphone and whether on wireless or using data, the payment is always smooth and goes through. Also, I accept clients' HSA cards and have had issues with other payment processing systems accepting their cards. Never with square. I also like that I can link in all of the square features such as scheduling, and payroll. Gives me the time to do the things I actually like about running a business instead of accounting matters.

Pros

I've never had an issue running a credit card with the reader and the software is really easy to follow

Cons

I think the only con is I could probably get a better price per transaction with another company but would sacrifice the ease of taking payments and some features

Alternatives Considered

Mindbody

Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

Better payment processing. Simpler interface on the phone.
Eabyn
  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 29/06/2022

Square provides the most intuitive platform for all our POS platforms

Square has been crucial for handling all of our payment needs so that we may provide clients with the most seamless experience

Pros

Square is a secure and intuitive platform that provides our organisation with all the tools needed to process and handle our payments

Cons

Square would benefit from some more reporting features on the platform

Alternatives Considered

Venmo

Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

Square offered a more tailored experience to what our organisation needed

Switched From

PayPal

Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

Square focuses on POS

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