Square POS gives merchants the freedom to accept credit card payments anywhere. It's designed to work with custom hardware that comes in several different configurations. These devices connect to a smartphone or tablet to turn them into sophisticated point of sale systems.
Some allow stores to use their tablets as freestanding cash registers. The Square Stand can turn Apple iPad devices into complete POS systems with a rotating base. Smaller units can accept chip and contactless payments by wirelessly syncing with a mobile device. Square POS is compatible with INTERAC Flash, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and all NFC credit or debit cards.
Neither card numbers nor security codes are ever stored on Square client devices. Retailers who use the free magstripe reader are protected as well. The POS software never stores magnetic stripe information either, which helps to reduce some of the security risks associated with traditional cards.
Since new iPhones don't include a headphone jack, Square POS now supports Lightning connectors too. However, processing payment details isn't the only service it offers retailers. Users can check deposit information and produce invoices from the app's convenient Dashboard.
It can even calculate sales analytics to help merchants focus their marketing efforts. Stores that can't find a feature they want can develop their own with Square's custom API. Users of the full-sized Square Terminal can print receipts, but all retailers can send free digital receipts even if they're using a small handset.
While some of the hardware solutions might come with a price tag, Square POS is free to download. There are no monthly fees associated with using it and chargeback protection is freely offered to all retailers. The app charges a flat fee for each transaction made with a client's debit card. It also deducts a percentage each time someone pays with a major credit card.
Whether you're running your own store or travel the flea market circuit, Square POS is a powerful payment app that accepts all major credit and debit cards.