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ShopKeep vs. Square
The best choice comes down to where your store operates.
How do ShopKeep and Square compare?
|Which should I choose?||Choose ShopKeep if you want a point-of-sale (POS) system for a niche retail or service business like a gift shop, pet store, bakery, food truck or clothing boutique.||Choose Square if you want to build an online store and don’t mind using Square as your processor.|
|Overview||ShopKeep offers payment processing and POS solutions designed for small- to medium-sized businesses.|
Merchants pay a monthly fee to access its software, and POS hardware is bundled for retail, restaurant and quick-service businesses.
|Square offers payment processing, POS software and proprietary hardware with its signature white card reader.|
Its free online store is best suited to merchants who don’t have a website and lack the tech support to craft an online storefront from scratch.
|Price starts at||Around $69/month + processing fees — but ShopKeep doesn’t disclose what it charges for processing||2.6% + 10¢ for payment processing, POS software included|
|Processing time||Typically take 3-5 business days to process but can take up to 7 days for accounts less than 90 days old||Next day|
|BBB letter rating||A+||F|
Based on 713 reviews
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|High-risk merchants accepted?||No||No|
Both ShopKeep and Square offer a solid lineup of services, including payment processing, POS solutions and hardware packages. Before you decide, compare merchant services from other providers for the service that best meets the needs of your business.
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