Shopify vs Square

What’s the best point of sale system for you?

Get the POS that gets your customers. Shopify POS connects your in-store and online sales, so you can sell everywhere your customers want to shop.

Designed to flex to your business

Stay in control of how you sell with the POS that’s powerful and adaptive.

Omnichannel retail

Sell where your customers are

Adapt to your customers’ shopping preferences without missing a beat. Sell in store, online, and on social media while managing all your sales from one place.

Integrated apps

Customize for your unique business

Create the in-store experience you want. Add apps to customize Shopify’s powerful point of sale, from loyalty programs to gift registries.

One back office

Keep your online and in-store business connected with Shopify—no third-party integrations required.

Convenient checkout

Give your customers the service they expect. Take gift cards in store and online, and accept popular payment methods.

Timely support

Contact Shopify 24/7 by phone, live chat, or email so you can get the support you need, when you need it.

“The year we switched to Shopify and started selling across channels, we doubled our sales from the year before in six months.”

Juliana Di Simone, partner | tokyobike

Features for your whole business

When comparing Shopify POS vs Square think about your entire business, not just your POS.

Built-in ecommerce

Create a website for your retail business at no extra cost with Shopify’s online store builder.

Inventory management

Manage inventory in one place, whether you’re dealing with stock in store or online.


Make informed decisions quickly with reports that draw insights from every part of your business.

Customer management

Provide standout service with customer profiles that sync across all your touchpoints.

Integrated payments

Track your in-store and online transactions in one place—no third-party payment processors.

Multichannel marketing

Drive online shoppers in store with marketing tools that can access your whole customer list.

Pricing plans

All Shopify plans come with ecommerce and Shopify POS.

All-in-one pricing

Sell in store and online for one monthly fee—no expensive integrations required.

One credit card rate

With competitive, pre-negotiated rates, pay the same percentage for all credit cards.

No hidden fees

Run multiple stores without having to pay per location or point of sale.

Why choose Shopify POS?

  • Omnichannel retail
  • Integrated apps
  • One back office
  • Convenient checkout
  • Timely support

Learn more about Shopify POS

Shopify POS

Read more about Shopify POS, from hardware to staff management.

Shopify POS webinar

Get a step-by-step demo of Shopify POS in this free webinar.

Shopify POS hardware

Learn more Shopify’s sleek and mobile POS hardware.

Page last updated December 2019

How can Shopify POS work for you?

Comparing Square POS and Shopify? Manage your in-store and online sales from one place with Shopify.