BooksPOS or Square POS - Know why BooksPOS is better.

BooksPOS is a single retail cloud POS software for your entire business that offers unified inventory across sales channels, point of sales, and financial reporting for multiple stores and franchises – all in one single cloud POS software for smooth billing and operations.

Retailers love BooksPOS for its specialized features and tools, ease-of-use, and customer service. When comparing BooksPOS or Square POS, think about your entire business, not just your POS.

Here are the top 8 reasons why retailers love using BooksPOS over Square POS.

Untitled design 6More Hardware Options


Hardware DevicesBooksPOSSquare POS

BooksPOS gives you the ability to work with the hardware of your choice. While Square POS requires you to use an iPad or an android, BooksPOS works on all devices using a web browser. BooksPOS also has apps that work on mobile as well as tablets. In most cases you do not need to buy any additional hardware – BooksPOS works with what you already have. 

Untitled design 7Manage Your Inventory With More Efficiency


FeaturesBooksPOSSquare POS
Unlimited Product Bins inside a retail location
Delay stock adjustments
Multi Store Inventory
Stock Transfers with approvals
Inter-location Stock Replenishments
Franchisee Management
Tag Sales (or Purchases) using multiple vouchers
Partial physical stock counting
Advanced inventory reports

Inventory management is hard. BooksPOS makes complex inventory management easy through advanced inventory tagging into unlimited bins, delayed stock adjustments, multi-store inventory, stock transfers and replenishments, franchisee management, etc. You can also create multiple sales vouchers from a single register – BooksPOS gives you the control you need.

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Untitled design 8Manage all your Franchise Stores


FeaturesBooksPOSSquare POS
MRP Discount
Revenue Sharing
Stock Replenishment
Real-Time Reports
Profitability Reports

Manage all your franchise stores, and bill them on MRP discounts or allow revenue sharing with BooksPOS. Track the profitability of your brand in real-time on the sales at the stores.  Create and manage franchise stores for your brands allowing features like Sale Price Discounts when transferring stock to them. BooksPOS also offers advanced replenishment controls allowing you to see the current stock at your franchisee stores and fulfilling them quickly. 

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Untitled design 9No transaction Fees


Transaction Fee
BooksPOSNo fee is charged
Square POS2.75% fee per transaction

BooksPOS allows you to save more as we do not take a cut of your sales. However, Square takes 2.75% of your transaction each time. This is on top of the credit-card rate that only reduces with the more expensive plan you purchase.

With BooksPOS, you don’t get billed with any additional transaction fees, and further you’re allowed to use any of our integrated payment processors or use one of your own.

Untitled design 5Financial Reporting, Built-in Accounting, and Tax Ready!


FeaturesBooksPOSSquare POS
Tax Compliant Reports
Financial Statements
Expense Management

Unlike Square POS, which needs to be integrated with other accounting software, accounting comes built-in in BooksPOS. Save 50% of your time with BooksPOS automated accounting which will record purchases and sales. Tax Ready! You get tax reports based on your sales which can help you file documents at the end of the month/quarter/year. Also, auto-generate delivery documents. BooksPOS is the only platform that gives you the true picture of your business.

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Untitled design 10Targeted loyalty, promotions, and product pricing


FeaturesBooksPOSSquare POS
Advanced loyalty slabs and features
Controls to disallow discounting
Unlimited price-lists
Coupon discounts
Product combos
Offers based on customer’s purchase history
Offer to stack on the same product
Manual discounts

As a retailer, you should be able to run smart offers that are unique, resulting in more sales. BooksPOS allows you to create Price Lists, Coupons, and offers are BOGOs, even complex combos. Moreover, multiple offers can apply at the same time. You can also create offers based on your customer’s purchase history giving them a personalized experience.

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Untitled design 1124*7 Timely Customer Service


Customer SupportBooksPOSSquare POS
Phone support
Live support

While initiating a new system, customer service is something that’s prior to any other feature for a retailer. Customer support has been a hit or miss in Square POS. While BooksPOS provides 24*7 phone support, email, live support, and training, Square POS offers only email as a support to its customers. BooksPOS cares for its customers so they can grow their retail without any difficulty.

Untitled design 12Get More Value for What You Pay


BooksPOS FeaturesValue
Accounting (Quickbooks) $75/mo
Omnichannel Inventory management $40/mo
Business Intelligence tool $200/mo
White Labelling options $50/mo
API Access* $250/mo
Total $615/mo

*API Access is a customs requirement, and there will be an additional cost to using it.

Unlike Square POS, which needs a Retail Subscription starting from $119/pm and transaction fees of 2.75%, BooksPOS starts with $29/month per device. BooksPOS gives more value to the dollar you pay than any other POS software in the industry.

With the BooksPOS subscription, you get access to all the features as well as the updates that we release frequently.

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It is clear that Square POS lacks features and still costs higher. For small retail owners, using Square POS is like moving all their sales revenue into the transaction fee, service fee, add-ons costs, or costs for buying its additional “retail package” for their retail store.

However, BooksPOS provides every feature and tool that a small retail owner seeks for his POS system. Also, our software is affordable for every small retailer as well. We don’t eat your profits by charging any additional fees.

BooksPOS understand the needs of small retail owners so we support them 24*7 to keep their operations running smoothly.

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