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POSitouch vs. Square®
POSitouch Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The Kitchen Display (KDS) system sends menu items to the prep stations based on the length of time preparation takes
  • Accurately manage and distribute tip pools by job and hours worked
  • Pay-at-the-table and order at the table solutions available

Cons
  • Pricing isn't published so you have to call for a quote

POSitouch is Best For:

  • Full-service restaurants and bars
  • Fine-dining restaurants
  • Regional or national chain restaurants
  • Pizza shops
  • Quick service restaurants

POSitouch Cost
  • Quote-based pricing
  • Traditional purchase option: Local POSitouch POS dealers can provide specific pricing
  • Monthly "POS-as-a-Service" fee option available
Square® Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Square® offers a variety of services and solutions that can accommodate a range of industries
  • Affordable monthly payments for POS systems and related services
  • Supports third-party integrations

Cons
  • Processing fees are typically higher than what you'd pay from a traditional merchant service provider
  • Limited customer support
  • If your transactions look 'suspicious' Square® will hold onto your hard-earned money for an extended period
  • POS programming and implementation services start at $600

Square® is Best For:
  • Retail stores
  • Coffee shops
  • Small restaurants
  • Food trucks
  • Service and repair professionals
  • Independent cosmetologists

Square® Cost
  • Square® for Retail: Starting at $60/month
  • Square® for Restaurants: Starting at $60/month
Side-by-Side POS Comparison

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Restaurant POS Features
POSitouch
Square®
Real-time Inventory management
Item modifiers
Item variants
Ingredient tracking
via 3rd party integration
Kitting (Combos)
Cost Tracking
Split checks
Table management
Tips management
Delivery management
Table management
Waitlist management
via 3rd party integration
Reservation management
Happy hour pricing
General
Features
POSitouch
Square®
Cloud-based
Ease of use
Multi-location support
Discount and promotion management
Barcode scanning
Consumer-grade hardware
Commercial-grade hardware
Digital receipts
Custom user interface
Cash management
Offline access
Bulk inventory import and export
Free trial
Age Verification
Reporting & Analysis Features
POSitouch
Square®
Real-time reporting
Sales reports
Commission reports
Shift reports
Customer reports
Predictive analysis
Tax detail reports
Discount detail reports
Void reports
Cash drawer reporting
Track pay-ins and payouts
Vendor Management Features
POSitouch
Square®
Purchase order management
Vendor management
Item price history
Employee Management Features
POSitouch
Square®
Employee commission
Time clock
Scheduling
Payroll
Role-based and custom user permissions
Payment Acceptance Features
POSitouch
Square®
NFC
EMV
Swipe
Keyed-in
Electronic signature capture
Offline payment processing
Payment processor agnostic
Pay-at-the-Table
Mobile payments
PCI DSS compliance
Customer Loyalty
and Marketing Features
POSitouch
Square®
Gift cards
Customer database / CRM
Customer accounts
Email marketing
Loyalty program
House accounts
Third-Party Integrations
POSitouch
Square®
Ecommerce
n/a
Online ordering and delivery
Email marketing
Online reputation management
Employee scheduling
Loyalty program
POS Hardware Features
POSitouch
Square®
Touchscreen monitor
iPad
Android tablet
Windows tablet
1D barcode scanner
2D barcode scanner
Digital scale
Cash drawer
Customer facing display
Keyboard
Digital signage
3rd party app
Industry Fit
POSitouch
Square®
Full-service restaurant
Quick-service restaurant
Retail
Salon and spa