Adyen vs. Square POS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Adyen
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Adyen is a payment gateway software solution offered by Adyen.N/A
Square POS
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Square POS is a point-of-sale software solution with features such as accept credit cards with your iPhone, Android, and iPad along with the flexibility to accept credit card payments anywhere, from Square headquartered in San Francisco, California.
$10
per each additional reader; first reader free
Pricing
AdyenSquare POS
Editions & Modules
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Each Transaction
2.6% + $0.10
per transaction
Square Reader for magstripe
$10
per each additional reader; first reader free
Square Stand for contactless and chip
$16
per month
Square Terminal
$27
per month
Square Register
$39
per 24 months
Square Reader for contactless and chip
$49
per reader
Square Point of Sale
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdyenSquare POS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AdyenSquare POS
Payment Gateways
Comparison of Payment Gateways features of Product A and Product B
Adyen
8.5
9 Ratings
38% above category average
Square POS
-
Ratings
Fraud Detection8.29 Ratings00 Ratings
API or SDK8.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Recurring Payment Support8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Billing and Invoicing Support8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Global Support8.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Payment Form Acceptance9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
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AdyenSquare POS
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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Apple Pay
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10

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User Ratings
AdyenSquare POS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(16 ratings)
9.5
(59 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(9 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(18 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdyenSquare POS
Likelihood to Recommend
Adyen
Ayden has been a great resource for us with international transactions. We know that they can be a trusted gateway when it comes to dealing with our client's money. Thankful to have that confidence in this system. It also has a user-friendly interface, which allows for a concise process with clients as well.
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Block, Inc (Square)
Square POS is by far the easiest POS software to use at events and train additional team members on - even with temporary or first-time employees. It's easy to see how each event is doing in live time. It gives the event manager a real-time view of revenue earned. Its really easy to create/manage/delete users to keep the platform secure.
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Pros
Adyen
  • PCI DSS Compliant Solution
  • Provided options to configure a specific list of payments, like Alipay, ACH, PayPal, etc.
  • Good support and quick solution for the technical help
  • Well described documentation on technical integrations
  • Drop in framework to display the payment options
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • Mobile transactions (not like from a phone, but in terms of the ability to physically relocate rapidly).
  • Simple setup.
  • Generally uncomplicated pricing.
  • Widespread customer familiarity: because it's so regularly in use in our industry (musicians/entertainment professionals), people know and trust it in a way that you might not with a different provider.
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Cons
Adyen
  • I would like to be able to create my own reports, like a combination between "Received payment details" and "Interactive payment accounting".
  • Maybe you can have a better integration with PayPal. The disputes are reflected all wrong in Adyen, for example if we accept a chargeback in PayPal, in Adyen we see a "chargeback reversed" status first, then we see a "refund" status. This is very confusing for us, we have accepted that chargeback, which means we have lost the case, what are a Chargeback Reversed and a Refund statuses doing here? I think PayPal is trying to unblock the transaction that received the chargeback, but this is a very confusing way of handling the chargebacks. If I look at the "Dispute transaction details" reports, all the PayPal chargebacks are "won" because of that "Chargeback reversed" status, which is obviously wrong, we lose some cases and we win others.
  • Amex chargebacks could be integrated. We don't see them in Adyen at all.
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • Too much going on for simple users. There are so many different apps and pages now that I get lost almost every time I log onto Square
  • The high percentage of fees taken from sales
  • The difficulty in changing default settings
  • The layout of the “website” you can create is truly a nightmare
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Likelihood to Renew
Adyen
Well, Ayden is a very easy system to manage, it allow the user a nice visibility and many details about the clients. It integrated very easily to our system and allow us to increase our activity. In addition, Ayden have a very good help center that available all the time and very helpful.
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Block, Inc (Square)
I don't really foresee anything being able to dislodge Square from our organization—we're not evangelists or anything like that—it's just the best solution we've found for our use case. Being able to quickly handle transactions from customers and then track all of those sales for analysis/bookkeeping later on.
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Usability
Adyen
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Block, Inc (Square)
Once set up, Square POS is very easy to use. I feel it is a little too easy. Many other solutions have some layer of complexity to them but Square POS is pretty straightforward and this makes it the ideal POS solution in my opinion. If a solution can remove the barriers to use and allow end users to get on with their tasks without being slowed down, then it is a winner. This is what we were able to achieve with Square POS.
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Reliability and Availability
Adyen
Response time are as expected, and Adyen team is always knowledgeable and are clear subject matter experts. Quite often I am assigned an engineer who is not in our time zone and sometimes 8-12 hours different from me. This causes delays in resolution due. It would be great to have a support agent who is located in the US.
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Block, Inc (Square)
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Support Rating
Adyen
No answers on this topic
Block, Inc (Square)
An admission - I have NEVER had to use Square POS support. The system is seamless, it just works! I have never had any queries about how the system worked as everything is so clearly laid out. I have never had any problems with payments. If their support systems are anywhere near as good as their software, I think we'll be in good hands.
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Alternatives Considered
Adyen
Adyen has better handling of Disputes, provides much more detailed forecasts and withdrawal reports. Adyen has a specific page to clear doubts much more complete. Adyen have not fees for processing refunds, have not fess for chargeback received, and have not fees for retry process payments. And your processing fees are very attractive.
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Block, Inc (Square)
We only used Square POS while we were getting set up with Authorize.Net. It isn't as flashy or recognized by the general public, but in our industry, that isn't a priority. We do very large transactions so the higher rates and fees from Square add up insanely quickly making the lower rates and fees from Authorize.Net the nail in Square's coffin for us.
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Return on Investment
Adyen
  • I cannot see any negative impact.
  • It is good to synchronize the payment details that come from Adyem in our CRM and this allows us, now, to manage refunds and subscriptions in there and get any action done in real time and recorded in all the platforms.
  • Quick and reliable it is a good tool to be used for managing and checking credit card transactions details.
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • The opportunity cost of waiting for payments and manually bringing them to a bank means that we don't have to visit our bank branch. That alone saves us several hours each month.
  • We can use ordinary computers and mobile devices with Square instead of paying for expensive software or terminals.
  • Our clients appreciate not having to process payments to us, and anything that helps our clients and makes them happy carries more import than I can explain in this space.
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