Thrive and Square for Retail
How does Thrive Inventory work with Square for Retail vs Square
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Written by Valerie
Updated over a week ago

Square for Retail (SFR) is an add-on to the main Square system. In other words, SFR is an app, much like Thrive Inventory.

Since SFR and Thrive have similar qualities, it is NOT recommended to make inventory updates in SFR if you are also using Thrive.

In the graphic below you will see how SRF makes changes to the Square database much like Thrive Inventory does:

SFR can interfere with Thrive's updates to Square and throw off quantities, reports, and cause a big headache.

Overall, when using SFR and our platform, please only make inventory updates exclusively in Thrive Inventory.

Vendors & Costs

Square for Retail has options for Vendors and inventory Costs on their end, but that info is kept in SFR exclusively. Square itself does not support Vendors or Costs.

By making changes to fields in SFR to either field, those changes will not be relayed to Thrive. To ensure accurate reporting, please be sure to make those changes in Thrive Inventory directly.

The inventory list and quantities are the only things that come over during an import from Square to Thrive. 

To see all fields Thrive maps to in Square click here.

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