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Square® vs. Vagaro®
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


Vagaro® Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Advanced custom website builder
  • Allows clients to pre-pay for services
  • Online booking allows customers to book their appointments on their own

Cons
  • You cannot list multiple business hours for different services
  • Reports of numerous issues when trying to process credit card transactions
  • Clients can see and shop other service providers when booking online

Vagaro® is Best For:
  • Salons and spas
  • Barbershops
  • Tanning salons
  • Cosmetic stores
  • Gyms
  • Pilates and yoga studios

Vagaro
® Cost

  • 1 User - $25/month
  • 2 Users - $35/month
  • 3 Users - $45/month
  • 4 Users - $55/month
  • 5 Users - $65/month
  • 6 Users - $75/month
  • 7+ Users - $85/month
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General Features
Square®
Vagaro®
Cloud-based
Ease of use
Multi-location support
Discount and promotion management
Consumer-grade hardware
Commercial-grade hardware
Digital receipts
Custom user interface
Cash management
Offline access
Bulk inventory import and export
Age verification
Free trial
Reporting & Analytic Features
Square®
Vagaro®
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
Square®
Vagaro®
Purchase order management
Vendor management
Retail only
Item price history
Retail only
Employee
Management
Features
Square®
Vagaro®
Employee commission
Time clock
Employee Scheduling
3rd party app
Payroll
additional $
Role-based &
custom
user permissions
Payment
Acceptance
Features
Square®
Vagaro®
NFC
EMV
Swipe
Keyed-in
Electronic signature capture
Offline payment processing
Payment processor agnostic
Pay-at-the-Table
n/a
Mobile payments
PCI DSS compliance
Customer Loyalty and
Marketing Features
Square®
Vagaro®
Gift cards
Customer database / CRM
Email marketing
Loyalty program
Customer (House) accounts
Third-Party Integrations
Square®
Vagaro®
Ecommerce
Online ordering and delivery
n/a
Email marketing
Reputation management
Employee scheduling
Loyalty program
POS Hardware
Features
Square®
Vagaro®
Touchscreen monitor
iPad-based
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
Square®
Vagaro®
Full-service restaurant
Quick-service restaurant
Retail
Salon and spa