Free Mobile Processing
Square is one of the only POS companies that offers a free mobile payment processing feature. It’s not the best in the industry, but given that it’s free, it’s hard to beat their offer. They also process payments quickly and withdrawals will land in your bank account within 2 business days.
Square makes all payment types easy. Using the Square Virtual Terminal, you can take card payments from any device with an internet connection. You can even take payments from a desktop through your browser.
What makes Square even better is that you can set up recurring payments or invoices just as easily. You can even use Square Capital to offer financing to your customers. You still get paid upfront and Square assumes the risk of non-payments meant to be made through Square Capital.
Square has separate packages for different industries. It’s not the best for every industry, but each product offers a different set of features for:
- Appointment-based businesses
- Generic stores
Square offers a plethora of tools for online ordering and eCommerce. If you already have an online presence, Square makes it easy to integrate with many major companies.
With Square, you can seamlessly integrate web store hosting and payment gateways. You can also integrate online ordering for pickup.
Square’s inventory management is easily the most comprehensive of all the major POS systems that don’t charge a monthly fee. When compared against the entire POS industry, it’s more or less on par. Square for Retail is the most customizable of the Square packages, offering:
- Adjustments to stock levels
- Bulk inventory import & export
- Inventory counts
- Item add-ons
- Item categories
- Item pictures & descriptions
- Online and in-store inventory sync
- Partial quantities
- Separate tax rates