Yottled: The Best Square Alternative | Side-by-Side Comparison
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.
|1||Pricing||Free for businesses. All features., Unlimited locations & employees. $0.99 to final users (your clients).|
|1) Free 2) Plus: $29/month, per location 3) Premium: $69/month, per location|
|4||Multiple time zones||Yes||Yes|
|5||Multiple locations||Yes, unlimited locations||Only with Plus and Premium plans. Each location costs additional money.|
|6||Automated text and email reminders||Yes||Yes|
|8||Block personal time off||Yes||Yes|
|9||Block time off before and after each appointment||Yes||No|
|10||Multiple staff appointments||Yes||Only with Plus and Premium plans. Each staff member costs additional.|
|11||Google Calendar sync||Yes||Only with Plus and Premium plans.|
|12||No-show protection (with advanced payment options, cancellation policies, and refund policies creation)||Yes||Only with Plus and Premium plans.|
|13||Daily appointment limit||Unlimited||Each plan has daily appointment limits|
|14||Online booking website||Yes||Yes|
|15||Book Now button||Yes||Yes|
|16||Individual employee accounts||Yes||Only with Premium plan|
|17||Flat-rate staff commissions||Yes||Only with Premium plan|
|18||Track earned commissions||Yes||Only with Premium plan|
|19||Multiple wage rates||Yes||Only with Premium plan|
|20||Earned commissions reports||Yes||Only with Premium plan|
|21||Employee scheduling||Yes||Only with Premium plan|
|22||Auto-created customer profiles||Yes||Yes|
|24||Import existing customers||Yes||Yes|
|25||Appointment and sales history||Yes||Yes|
|26||Card on file||Yes||Yes|
|27||Swipe cards in person with a physical PoS||Yes||Yes|
|29||Instalment facility (Afterpay)||No||Yes, with an additional cost|
|33||Physical gift cards||No||Yes, with an additional cost|
|34||Documents and files upload in CRM||Yes||Yes|
|35||Email marketing tools||Yes||At an additional cost|
|36||Text marketing tools||Yes||At an additional cost|
|38||Contact forms, Intake forms, Surveys||Yes||No, need to integrate with JotForms or similar apps|
|39||Tip Tracking||Yes||Only with Premium plan|
If you’re looking for a Square replacement for your business, consider these points and make a conscious decision.
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.
- 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.
- 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.