Who is Square best for?
Small shops, coffee shops, hairdressers or any other type of merchant who doesn’t require a complicated checkout can rely on Square Terminal to save counter space and money because you don’t need to buy a receipt printer, tablet or touchscreen monitor.
If you’re cashless, it is truly just the terminal you need. Vice versa, an existing cash register without a credit card machine could do well with a supplementary Square Terminal for card payments on the side.
If you sell primarily online, but have a brick-and-mortar store too, the simple Square Terminal checkout could be what you need to connect those sales without superfluous equipment to fill your face-to-face shop.
It works best in locations with a fixed WiFi connection or checkout counter where you can connect an Ethernet cable. For this reason, we would not recommend it for use on the go where WiFi networks can’t be relied on.
Of course, if you’re already using a Square card reader, there’s no fuss changing over to a different system by going for Terminal. It is only if you require more custom features that we recommend looking elsewhere for card machines that are more customizable, such as Clover POS terminals.