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Likelihood to Recommend

Sage Pay

This tool is most usable when used in parallel with Sage's accounting management software, as with other accounting systems it can generate errors, leaving room for other credit card payment processor alternatives to exist and be preferred by other potential users for their overall performance. It is promising the ability to develop transaction reports in summary or detailed form, resulting in a better management of income to then make the distribution of budgets in the company, thus achieving better planning and performance of our work. This service allows the processing of payments through touch screen card devices at POS points of sale without having to be sitting at your laptop, fortunately with face to face payments companies with fixed establishments can get their money faster, which constantly benefits the flow of money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

It seems like a pretty good system. Absolutely shop around though. We currently are using a different system that may not be as flashy or recognized by the public, but do those things really matter when you're saving thousands of dollars a year on transaction fees and charge rates? Not to us. If you are unable to find better rates for your business, then sure, I think you could be happy with this system. But goodness, please do your homework first.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Sage Pay

  • Simple. If you use a Sage accounting product the integration is seamless.
  • PCI compliant. PCI compliance is assured through the provided Trustwave audit.
  • Secure. Keeps all card numbers remotely, none stored locally where they could be exposed by a hack or dishonest employee.
  • Robust. API for integrating into multiple web platforms and extensive reporting capabilities through the secure web portal.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

  • 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.
Nathan Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Sage Pay

  • When you are reversing a credit card it just deducts from your total batch for the day. Instead of showing a separate charge out of the account. That can cause confusion if someone else is doing your bank reconciliation.
  • It would be nice is Sage Pay could copy over client emails as well as the address and other information so that you can send that email confirmation of charge without having to go back to pull it up.
  • If Sage could post it as a total deposit instead of each individual charge for the day that would also save time with bank reconciliation.
Alana (Comaduran) Gunaydin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

  • The cost of the hardware (specific scanners and receipt printers) was prohibitive for my company, and whilst we managed without them, they would have been nice to have. The range of scanners and printers that integrate with Square is small, so despite our devices' capabilities to read barcodes (we used ipads) and the Zebra receipt/label printers we had, we couldn't use either as the system wouldn't integrate with them.
  • Whilst Square's credit card reader is nifty in design, it's a bit small and lacking substance to have as a customer-facing reader so it really needs the dock the company offers. The dock is awkward to open to reset or pair the reader. We often found pairing the reader with the device running the system tricky and confusing, relying on pressing one button and then interpreting a sequence of lights that often caused confusion. The pairing process might have been clearer presented through the device rather than the reader.
  • Truly can't think of any more!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Sage Pay

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Square POS

Square POS 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Nathan Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Sage Pay

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Square POS

Square POS 9.5
Based on 10 answers
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.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Sage Pay

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Square POS

Square POS 8.9
Based on 28 answers
Anytime I have had an issue (rarely) I contacted Square and it was fixed in a timely fashion. In all the years that I have been using Square I can say it has been quite reliable. Even when my developer was setting up my website and needed some assistance, he was always able to get answers quickly.
Yvonne Graber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Sage Pay

It plays better with Sage 50. It has better associates should you have an issue. It's reasonably priced.
Judy Lowe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

We moved to Square POS from ShopKeep after using ShopKeep for several years because Square integrated more seamlessly with our HR package (Homebase, owned by Square) and our various banking providers. In addition, at the time ShopKeep required us to have a third-party payment processor for credit cards and we appreciated that Square provided the "whole package" in this regard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Sage Pay

  • By simplifying payment processing and automatically posting payments to their related transactions within our Sage accounting product, it has eliminated a source of friction between sales and accounting.
  • Eliminates clerical errors in recording paymens.
  • Eliminates one step in the payment reconciliation process by automatically posting payments to their respective transactions.
  • Insures PCI compliance with scheduled monitoring. No need for a separate product.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Square POS

  • 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.
George Bounacos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Sage Pay

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Sage Pay Editions & Modules

Edition
Flex$27.001
Plus$45.001
  1. per month
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Square POS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Square POS Editions & Modules

Edition
Square Point of SaleFree
Each Transaction2.6% + $0.102
Square Reader for magstripe$103
Square Reader for contactless and chip$494
Square Stand for contactless and chip$165
Square Terminal$275
Square Register$396
  1. none
  2. per transaction
  3. per each additional reader; first reader free
  4. per reader
  5. per month
  6. per 24 months
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