Yottled: The Best Square Alternative | Side-by-Side Comparison

the best Square alternatives

Looking for Square’s alternative for payment processing or as a business management software? Consider the following key differences between Square and Yottled to make an informed decision.

Square is a more than a decade-old company with the primary business of enabling small businesses to set up an eCommerce platform and integrate payment processing. It also started offering facilities like online booking, CRM, scheduling, etc. for small service businesses.

Yottled is a relatively new organization with a thriving start-up spirit. It started in 2021 and already has a client base of 1,000+ businesses in the beauty, wellness, and fitness industry. It works on a mission of providing super easy software for non-technical business owners. 

Here are some key differences between Yottled and Square.

FeatureYottledSquare
1PricingFree for businesses. All features., Unlimited locations & employees.   $0.99 to final users (your clients).
Pricing explainer


1) Free 2) Plus: $29/month, per location 3) Premium: $69/month, per location
2Appointment bookingYesYes
3Recurring appointmentsYesYes
4Multiple time zonesYesYes
5Multiple locationsYes, unlimited locationsOnly with Plus and Premium plans. Each location costs additional money.
6Automated text and email remindersYesYes
7Custom availabilityYesYes
8Block personal time offYesYes
9Block time off before and after each appointmentYesNo
10Multiple staff appointmentsYesOnly with Plus and Premium plans. Each staff member costs additional.
11Google Calendar syncYesOnly with Plus and Premium plans.
12No-show protection (with advanced payment options, cancellation policies, and refund policies creation)YesOnly with Plus and Premium plans.
13Daily appointment limitUnlimitedEach plan has daily appointment limits
14Online booking websiteYesYes
15Book Now buttonYesYes
16Individual employee accountsYesOnly with Premium plan
17Flat-rate staff commissionsYesOnly with Premium plan
18Track earned commissionsYesOnly with Premium plan
19Multiple wage ratesYesOnly with Premium plan
20Earned commissions reportsYesOnly with Premium plan
21Employee schedulingYesOnly with Premium plan
22Auto-created customer profilesYesYes
23Customer notesYesYes
24Import existing customersYesYes
25Appointment and sales historyYesYes
26Card on fileYesYes
27Swipe cards in person with a physical PoSYesYes
28Professional invoicesYesYes
29Instalment facility (Afterpay)NoYes, with an additional cost
30DiscountsYesYes
31PrepaymentsYesYes
32eGift cardsYesYes
33Physical gift cardsNoYes, with an additional cost
34Documents and files upload in CRMYesYes
35Email marketing toolsYesAt an additional cost
36Text marketing tools YesAt an additional cost
37Membership sellingYesUnknown
38Contact forms, Intake forms, SurveysYesNo, need to integrate with JotForms or similar apps
39Tip TrackingYesOnly with Premium plan
The Best Square Alternative

If you’re looking for a Square replacement for your business, consider these points and make a conscious decision.

Pricing

Yottled is free for businesses. All features are included and everything is unlimited. It charges a convenience fee of $0.99 to your customers when they make a paid transaction using Yottled. In other words, businesses don’t need to pay anything to Yottled; it is the end users of those businesses that pay the convenience charges when they check out. Check out this Pricing explainer.

Square has 3 pricing options.

  • Free
  • Plus: $29/month, per location
  • Premium: $69/month, per location

Features and Usage

We have already provided side-by-side comparison of features in the starting of this article.

The summary is that Square provides a large number of features as add-ons or with its premium plans. While, with Yottled, everything is free. All features are included. Also, Square charges the rates per location and also has a cap on the employees you can add to one account. While, with Yottled, you get as many workstations as you want for multiple locations and employees. All for free, without any hidden cost. If you have multiple location businesses or more than 5 employees, Square will be a highly expensive software for your business.

Payment Processing Fees Elimination Option

Yottled gives the option to shift payment processing fees to your final customers. With this option, businesses save on an average of $1k to $15k per month. Here’s a case study on how customers save money by shifting from Square to Yottled.

Yottled also

  • Povides a free physical point of sale (PoS) machine.
  • Allows you to take online payment, and also in-person payment through card swiping, cash, check, and digital wallets.

Square itself is a payment processor and has different rates for various types of payment methods. You don’t get an option to transfer these fees to customers. Businesses must bear this cost themselves.

Conclusion on Why Yottled is the Best Square Alternative

Yottled is free software for businesses while Square is a highly expensive one. Although Square offers certain features for free, you need to upgrade it to use many other features that a business requires on a daily basis. Square will cost around $500 to $1,000 per month to bigger businesses with multiple branches and a large number of employees. Yottled is free for all sized businesses, with all features included and everything is unlimited. With Yottled, you’ll get an option of shifting payment processing fees to the end customers and additionally save $1k to $15k per month.


Medha Mehta

Medha Mehta

Medha is a Sr. content marketing manager at Yottled. She is passionate about writing, SEO, and digital marketing. She's a tech and cybersecurity enthusiast.

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