Compare Shopify vs. Square Point of Sale Services

What’s the difference between Shopify POS and Square POS? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: August 19, 2017
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Shopify POS
7.7 / 10 - Very good
#3 in Point of Sale Services
Square POS
9.4 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Point of Sale Services
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Key Facts

  • No setup fees
  • Online or on-store solutions
  • Mobile commerce ready
  • Social media integration
  • Split tender
  • Analytics 
  • Layered security – PCI DSS compliant
  • Cloud-based
  • Mobile App
  • Free download
  • Available only for US, Canada and Japan
  • Supports multiple currencies

ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings

7.7 / 10 - Very good
8/10
Features
7/10
POS Equipment
6/10
Pricing
9/10
Industries
10/10
Platforms
9.4 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Features
9/10
POS Equipment
8/10
Pricing
10/10
Industries
10/10
Platforms

Customer Reviews

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8.0 / 10 - Very good
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Final Verdict

Square POS has a higher overall rating than Shopify POS. Square scores better than Shopify across: Features, POS Equipment, Pricing, and Industries. Both companies score similarly on Platforms.


Customer Comments & Reviews

Amanda A
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
9/27/2016
Shopify POS review
We use Shopify at my job and it's seriously one of the greatest things in the world. It can look up old customer orders so if they don't have a receipt with them, we can still find it. The POS system also allows us to do refunds, apply store credit, gift cards etc. This is seriously a godsend when it comes to being able to to do totals for the day and being able to plan our forecast for the week, month or even comparing to last year.