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Jeswise22

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

Agree. Category pics, please.

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Pinky

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

We also would like to be able to add images to Categories.  Seems like a simple thing, and many are asking for it.  The POS screen looks incomplete when it's a mix of individual items that have images, but categories looking plain and basic.  Square really needs a GUI upgrade.

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janicej77

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

This was in 2016, any progress on category icon? It would be very helpful

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Admin

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

Hi @janicej77 - No progress to share yet? Can you share your use case for this so I can share it with our team responsible? Thanks for your input!

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janicej77

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

@katieand,


Thank you for responding, I hope we can make some changes soon!


Again this question was first asked about 2 years ago (2016) and so far no progress on this at square? There seems to be quite a few people who want this and we want to like square even better!


I tried to reply to this but now cant find it, so I am sorry if this is a repeat.


Here's the bottom line: We sell many items and only want one checkout screen using an ipad for our square account.


So we use categories for the icons on the checkout screen with many items within each category. But they are grey and white, making the checkout screen not very pretty or fun to use or look at. Color is always good, plus making it easier to find where things are in a hurry. So please make it so there is the option for categories to have pictures on them like the items do. I can enclose a picture of our checkout screen so you can see what I mean.


*Also I think it would be good if square made "sub-categories" as well as categories. Since we have to use our categories as icons on the checkout screen, it doesnt function as well for reports. I would prefer if we could set up just a few Categories like for food, drinks, books, accesories etc and then use Sub-categories like coffee, milkshakes, lattes, burgers, sandwiches for the sub-categories so we can only have one checkout screen with sub-categories on it and then put the many items within the sub-categories like: chocolate milkshakes, vanilla milkshakes, hamburger, cheese burger, jalapeño burger etc. 


I hope this makes sense.

thank you,

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Admin

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

Hello @janicej77! Thank you for taking the time to provide your use case.

 

I noticed we had another thread that addressed this feature request. I went ahead and merged the two threads together so we can track all the feedback in one place! Currently we don't have a timeline on when this might be available. Take a look at my answer on the first page for the latest update! 

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Freedom-USA

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

I would love to be able to add a picture to a category. Please put this on your "to do" list. Reading through all the replies, people have been asking for this for over a year...and still nothing in the works.

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ryanwnzl

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

I just started with square POS and visual categories was my first step. Turns out it has been requested for 2 years now. Very disappointing start.

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Admin

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

Hey @ryanwnzl, welcome to the seller community and sorry for the frustration.

 

I went to check on this but there are not any developments that I can share out. So that I can surface more specifics with our Point of Sale team, can you let me know a bit more about your ideal setup relating to categories, and if your sales will be primarily in-person or online?

 

If you're going to be using Point of Sale to process payments in-person, you still can edit the color of the category buttons and arrange them on your grid pages for efficiency's sake. More details on how to set these up here:

 

 

I hope this helps get you closer to where you need to be—please don't hesitate to let us know if anything else comes up.

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ryanwnzl

Re: How do you add a picture to your categories on you square pos

@Tom-

Thank you very much for the response!

 

The request has been to add images for catagories for 2 years now. Although I am not a programmer, I find it hard to believe this is uber challenging as the items already feature this option.

 

 

My employees previously used your app from the mobile phones for jobs outside of our shop.  We have a new larger location and started using the full Square register with POS for in-person purchase.  We would like it to be easy to navigate for new employees.

 

Thank you for the links, but they do not address the concern.  My ideal setup would be a grid array of image icons that when selected shows the items images (items already exists).

 

This seams to be a common & straightforward request that has been outstanding for 2 years.

Is there a timeline?

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