Without a Square for Retail plan, the inventory options available through Square are extremely limited. Basically, Square can track your inventory levels automatically so you can spend less time doing daily manual syncs between your inventory records and accounting records.
Square also sends daily stock alert emails to help you recognize when inventory items are running low. You can also update items within your item library to ensure you’ve got the most recent data for every product in your catalog. But that’s generally it.
Once you get a Square for Retail plan, you can start enjoying more advanced inventory management features.
With Square for Retail, you can manage items across multiple warehouses and stores. You can submit purchase orders via the online Square dashboard, print barcode labels, and track both vendors and customers.
Our favorite feature, though, is the free online store that comes with your POS system.
Square for Retail includes a free online store, which is both professional-looking and easy to build (if a bit simplistic). Even on a free Square for Retail plan, you can build an online store that allows you to sell eGift cards and integrates with your Instagram account (but only with your Instagram as far as we can tell). You can also accept online payments through your store and allow your customers to pick up their items in store.
If you opt to pay for your Square for Retail plan on a yearly basis instead of monthly, you can even send abandoned cart emails, process exchanges, and manage all your team members on a single platform.