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About Square

Square is a POS solution which includes tools for managing payments, digital receipts, inventory, reports, and more.

By signing up for the company’s payment processing service on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, users simply purchase a square card reader, fill out a quick online form, and download the Square app.

It is one of the most feature-rich and advanced mobile processing (mPOS) solution on the market.

About ShopKeep

ShopKeep by Lightspeed is a POS system aimed at developing and self-supporting businesses. It is reliable and intuitive platform enabling its users to manage merchant operations, organize employees, track inventory, and generate sales reports.

It is a cloud, iPad based system, mainly for hospitality and retail entrepreneurs. It incorporates built-in register so that managers can keep records of checks and payments.

ShopKeep also features staff tracking tools, a payroll calculator, gift cards, promo codes, and 24/7 support.

About Vend

Vend is a POS platform developed for iPad, intended to be used in by retail businesses. It can be used with receipt printers, barcode scanners, and cash drawers.

This software manages the sales process, tracks inventory, and handles customer data, enabling mouse and keyboard input. Vend is a cloud-based app, but it can be used offline, because of its ability to synchronize data after the connection is restored.

Vend integrates with most-used business sales and payment processing applications. The service offers three pricing plans, with 30-day free trial.

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Budgeting
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payment Processor
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • BitCoin

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Budgeting
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payment Processor
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • BitCoin

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Budgeting
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Payment Processor
  • Supplier Management
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • BitCoin

Summary

  • Accept credit cards anywhere

  • Get your money right away

  • Printable sales reports

  • Accounting system integration

  • Customizable loyalty and rewards programs

  • Suitable for food-service and retail industries

  • No monthly fees or early-termination fee

Summary

  • Inventory Management

  • Ring up Sales in a Flash

  • Robust Sales Reports

  • Take Cash or Credit

  • Employee Management and Time Clock

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Print or Email Receipts

  • Scan Barcodes

  • Tiered Employee Permissions

  • Deli / Restaurant Management

Summary

  • Web-based or iPad POS

  • Work Offline

  • Custom Receipts

  • Cash Management

  • Returns, Refunds, and Store Credits

  • Centralized Data

  • Order Management

  • Online Store

  • Optimized for Mobile

  • Bar codes and Labels

Pricing

Starter

$65.00
Monthly Subscription
Included in plan:
  • Single Outlet
  • 1 Register
  • 3 Users
  • Unlimited Products
  • Professional Inventory Management
  • Customer Profiles
  • Small Business Reporting

Advanced

$78.00
Monthly Subscription
Included in plan:
  • Single Outlet
  • 1 Register
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Products
  • Gift Cards
  • Loyalty
  • Vend Ecommerce
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Advanced User Permissions

Multi-Outlet

$170.00
Monthly Subscription
Included in plan:
  • Multiple outlets
  • 2 Registers
  • Unlimited Users
  • Unlimited Products
  • All features in Advanced, plus:
  • Multi-Outlet Inventory
  • Central Customer Database
  • HQ & Outlet Reporting
  • Consolidated Billing & Admin
  • Priority Phone Support

FAQs

    Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Square supports iOS, Android, and web-based platforms.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Square is a POS solution for managing payments, digital receipts, inventory, reports, and more.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • The main user group is SMEs.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes, Square integrates with TSheets, ShipStation, Xero, Deputy, QuickBooks Online, and Jobber, among others.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, we offer FAQs, a forum, a knowledge base, online support, and phone support.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, Square offers payments, e-commerce, POS and other APIs.

FAQs

    What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is most commonly used in tandem with accounting software.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used as a Point of sale System.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Mobile - iOS Native, Web-based.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support offered: FAQs, Troubleshooting, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • It doesn't offer API.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • ShopKeep integrates with QuickBooks, MailChimp, QuickBooks Online, Clear Spider, BigCommerce, Ambur.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of ShopKeep are small and medium-sized businesses.

FAQs

    What platforms does this service support?
  • This is web-based platform for iOS devices.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support offered: Help Center, FAQs, Online Support, Webinars, Email Support, Phone Suport.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations available: Xero, Shopify, QuickBooks, Deputy, Timely, MailSync, StitchLabs, Etsy, Unleashed, PayPal, MailChimp, Finale Inventory, Orderhive, TapMango, Kangaroo, Workato, DEAR Inventory, KashFlow, 9 Spokes, Wink Reports, Collect Loyalty, Sku IQ, Chronogolf.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Vend is mostly used in tandem with accounting software.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Vend is used as a retail point-of-sale platform.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, there is an API offered.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, depending on a pricing plan, there are 3-users or unlimited users possibilities.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of Vend are retail businesses, regardless of their size.

Vendor Information

Founded:
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Based in:
Circle Pines
Employees:
myself only
Likes:
Followers:
315k

Vendor Information

Founded:
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Based in:
-
Employees:
-
Likes:
Followers:
61

Vendor Information

Founded:
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Based in:
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Employees:
-
Likes:
Followers:
22.3k

Other

Who uses Square
  • SMEs
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English, Spanish, French, Chinese
Regional Restrictions:
US and Canada

Other

Who uses ShopKeep
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Vend
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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