Square POS vs Vend POS vs BooksPOS - Which is a better retail POS?

Square POS vs Vend POS vs Books POS – Let’s compare which point of sale software is better for your retail store?

When looking for POS software, search not only for a point of sale but also evaluate it based on your store’s requirements. Square POS vs Vend POS – They both offer fewer features and tools limited to Purchases and Sales. However, BooksPOS focuses on all aspects of the retail business to help you grow.

Let’s look at six important things you need to consider making an informed decision.

Square POS vs Vend POS vs BooksPOS - Point 1Inventory Management


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

Square POS lacks behind as it doesn’t offer even basic features for inventory management.

Vend POS however offers you basic inventory management features where you can manage and control physical stock count also.

BooksPOS makes inventory management more lenient through its high-level features like unlimited product bins, replenishment, advanced inventory reports, and so on. BooksPOS gives you the power you need.

Winner – BooksPOS

Learn more about BooksPOS inventory management ->  

Comparison feature point 2Point of Sale


FeaturesSquare POSVend POSBooksPOS
End of day report
User activity reports
Advanced controls
Centralized Inventory
Custom User Access Control
Barcode Scanning
Split Payments
Customized Invoices
Customer Data

Here, Square POS is a good point of sale software. Yet, it does not provide some advanced features like end of day reports, user activity reports, and sophisticated controls.

Vend POS though popular, does not provide you an integrated point of sale features except a few. Using Vend, you will have to purchase add-ons to access those advanced traits. Also, there is security demerits with Vend POS.

However, BooksPOS offers you almost all the features needed by a retailer. You won’t need to purchase any additional features as BooksPOS integrates all requirements. Also, BooksPOS offers you advanced features like customer management, user access control, split payments, etc. required in retail to help them grow.

Winner – BooksPOS

POS Security

FeaturesSquare POSVend POSBooksPOS
Business Data Privacy
Secure sales history
Customize staff access

Square POS offers your business security with sophisticated features to customize staff access.

Whereas, Vend POS offers no such security tools. It grants access to all your sales history to every staff that enters new stock items that can reduce your privacy.

BooksPOS allows you to manage your staff access completely. Every part of BooksPOS is to be shown/hidden based on user roles and specific user permissions. You get to define what each type of user should see when they log in. 

Winner – Tie between BooksPOS and Square POS

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Square POS vs Vend POS vs BooksPOS - Point 3Multi Store Management


FeaturesSquare POSVend POSBooksPOS
Multi-Store inventory
Stock transfers between stores
Single report for all stores
Franchise management
Create sub-locations in the warehouse
Process B2B and B2C orders from warehouses

Square POS proves futile for a multi-store point of sale system. It offers no such important traits (except franchise management and stock transfers) that retailers can use to manage their multiple stores efficiently.

Likewise, Vend POS also provides you primary features for your multi-store inventory.

However, BooksPOS enhances and integrates with your stores or franchises with its single multi-store POS system with sophisticated features. BooksPOS gives you visibility of all your stores in one report.

Winner – BooksPOS

Franchise Management

FeaturesSquare POSVend POSBooksPOS
MRP Discount
Revenue Sharing
Stock Replenishment
Profitability Reports
Real-Time Reports

Here, Square’s and Hike’s POS are on the weaker grounds when weighed for franchise management.

Square POS and Hike POS, both provide you only real-time reports only for your franchise stores.

However, BooksPOS allows you to manage all your franchise stores and bill them on MRP discounts or allow revenue sharing. BooksPOS also offers advanced replenishment controls allowing you to see the current stock at your franchisee stores and fulfilling them quickly. 

Winner – BooksPOS

Learn more about BooksPOS Multi-Store Capabilities ->

Comparison feature point 4Financial Reports


FeaturesSquare POSVend POSBooksPOS
Tax Compliant Reports
Financial Statement
Expense Management

Square POS runs on a weak accounting framework that offers only financial statements and no additional required finance tools and reports. Also. you will have to use any other accounting software compatible with their POS software.

Likewise, Hike POS accounting has been a hit or miss. It is neither tax compliant nor even provides you with advanced accounting.

BooksPOS never lets you down. Accounting comes built-in in BooksPOS. Journal, General ledgers, Financial statements, Expense management, tax reports, etc, everything includes in the software. BooksPOS is the only platform that depicts the accurate picture of your business.

Winner – BooksPOS

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Comparison feature point 5Customer Loyalty POS & Offers


FeaturesSquare POSVend POSBooksPOS
Advanced loyalty slabs and features
Unlimited price-lists
Gift Cards
Coupon Discounts
Product Combos
Offers based on customer’s purchase history
Club multiple offers on the same product
Controls to disallow discounting
Manual Discounts

As a retailer, you should be able to run smart offers that are unique, resulting in more sales.

Square POS supports a loyalty program, but a miss is that it only provides manual discounts and offers based on customer’s purchase history.

Vend POS supports a loyalty program but a miss is that it only offers gift cards.

However, BooksPOS does much more. BooksPOS allows you to create custom offers as well as feature-rich customer loyalty benefits, and membership options. Moreover, all the offers get applied to your sales automatically with BooksPOS software.

Winner – BooksPOS

Learn more about BooksPOS CRM ->

Comparison feature point 6Get more value for what you pay


Square POS for retail needs a Retail Subscription starting from $119/pm and additional transaction fees of 2.75%.

Whereas, Vend POS costs start with $119 per month.

However, BooksPOS starts with $29/month per device which is the most affordable option with the best features available for small retailers.

Winner – BooksPOS

Transaction Fees

TermsSquare POSVend POSBooksPOS
Transaction Fee 2.75% fee per transaction Swiped Rate – 2.90% + $0.30 

Keyed-in Rate – 3.30% + $0.30
No Fee
Surcharging Not AvailableNot AvailableAvailable

Square POS 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. Also, it does not support surcharging.

Vend POS’ swiped rate and keyed-in-rate are so costly that a small retailer cannot afford it. Moreover, similar to Square POS, it also does not support surcharging.

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. BooksPOS natively supports surcharging allowing you to save a lot more on your credit card transaction fees.

Winner – BooksPOS

BooksPOS Value

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. The cost depends on a case-to-case basis.

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 and the updates we release frequently.

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It is clear that BooksPOS is a better point of sale software as compared to Vend’s POS. We provide better inventory management, customer management, and point of sale.

Square POS is a part of its SquareUp services that offers tool to run your business. Vend POS fails in sustained customer support while BooksPOS understands the needs of small retailers and supports them 24*7 no matter what the situation is.

We build BooksPOS for smaller retailers and grows as the retailer grows. Therefore, our software promises the best point of sale service that starts from only $29 USD per device.

BooksPOS is the current best POS software in the industry. To know more,

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