About Square Payments

Square Payments is an online payment processing solution which integrates with Square hardware and POS software to allow businesses to accept various payment types. Businesses can use Square Payments to make transactions from any location, deposit payments from all major credit cards, send invoices, store payment details for recurring customers, sell through e-commerce platforms, and more through integration with other Square tools and third party applications.

In order to facilitate the acceptance of any type of payment, Square Payments provides tools for managing chip cards, NFC payments, magstripe, remote payments, cash deposits, and more, meaning businesses can offer more flexibility to their customers. Users can integrate with Square’s card reader hardware and POS application to process payments anywhere, and in any way that customers wish to pay. Payments can also be handled remotely by keying in payments even when offline and, utilizing Square hardware, merchants can accept credit cards, NFC payments, gift cards, and more.

Square Payments provides automatic security measures including PCI compliance, chargeback protection, account takeover protection, fraud monitoring and detection, and more, so that both businesses and their customers can rest assured their accounts and data are safe when completing transactions.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Square Payments

  • Integrate with Square Invoices to send invoices from laptops or mobile devices directly to customers’ email inboxes and provide clients with a button to pay online or in person with credit and debit card processing.

  • Ensure payments are processed accurately and securely with automated features such as dispute management, PCI compliance management, fraud monitoring, chargeback protection, and more.

  • Integrate with third party e-commerce platforms such as BigCommerce, Weebly, Wix, WooCommerce, Ecwid, and more through the Square App Marketplace to sell online and process payments.

  • Accept payments from chip credit cards, magstripe, NFC through mobile devices, or remotely by keying in payments from the Square dashboard without the need for a card reader. Businesses can also save cards on file for recurring customers to save time.

  • Utilize the Square Payment Processing APIs to sell online through custom built-in app or website payment solutions, and seamlessly integrate online and offline sales. Benefit from Square features such as reporting, deposit tracking, and more.
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    Markets

    Australia, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Norway, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Square Payments: 36

    • ACH Payment Processing
    • API
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Cash Management
    • Cash Transactions
    • Compliance Management
    • Contactless NFC
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Cryptocurrency Processing
    • Customer Database
    • Data Security
    • Debit/Credit Card Processing
    • Electronic Payments
    • Electronic Signature
    • Fraud Detection
    • Gift Card Management
    • In-Person Payments
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Card Reader
    • Mobile Payments
    • Multiple Payment Options
    • Offline Access
    • Online Payments
    • PCI Compliance
    • Partial Payments
    • Payment Fraud Prevention
    • Payment Processing
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Receipt Management
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • SSL Security
    • Third Party Integrations

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (1 940)
    Value for Money
    4,5/5
    Features
    4,6/5
    Ease of Use
    4,7/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Jarvis J.
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The Perfect Payment Processing Option for Small Business

    Reviewed on 2022/05/26

    My overall experience is A++ since I am able to accept and process payment at a fraction of the...

    My overall experience is A++ since I am able to accept and process payment at a fraction of the cost and without costing me more time and effort.

    Pros

    Using this software for a couple of years now I really like the ease of use and how it's transferable between all my devices. I am able to access reports, process payments, and more from the mobile dashboard or my PC.
    It doesn't require that I have or use any additional products or equipment for function. They have very friendly and knowledgable customer service and support.
    I love that you are able to integrate Square into other systems for a more robust system.

    Cons

    I wasn't able to really pin point anything that I didn't like or enjoy regarding the software.

    Alternatives Considered

    PayPal and Paycom

    Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

    Paypal had so many restrictions and hold times.

    Switched From

    PayPal

    Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

    Because if checked off more of the boxes for what I was looking for and the cost was Amazing.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    So Easy to Implement, I was Done Before I Knew It

    Reviewed on 2022/05/11

    We needed a payment form on our website to accept payments. We didn't want to have to build our own...

    We needed a payment form on our website to accept payments. We didn't want to have to build our own "shopping cart" for this and square payments was a great option to skip that and begin accepting payments quickly.

    Pros

    I needed to accept payments on my website and I tried using a different program, but the issues seemed almost impossible to overcome, as I am not an experienced website form developer. I easily and quickly had square payments set up on my website and I have never had a single issue accepting payments.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say currently about this product. I had a horrible experience before implementing square payments, so I find this product to be great. I guess I could ask for lower fees, however, they are not all that high, to begin with.

    Christian C.
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    • Industry: Computer Networking
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Good produxy

    Reviewed on 2022/06/17

    Pros

    That you can manually input card numbers

    Cons

    The fraud prevention made it difficult to process payments sometimes

    Brett H.
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The Only Merchandise, Website, & Card Payment Manager You Will Ever Need

    Reviewed on 2022/04/03

    Square has satisfied all card processing, website management, inventory management, and merchandise...

    Square has satisfied all card processing, website management, inventory management, and merchandise marketing needs for us over the past 6 years wonderfully and will hopefully continue to be the main catalyst in our financial minimization and success as a touring/professional band moving forward!

    Pros

    As a user of Square for about 6 years now in managing my band’s merchandise, website sales, in-person sales, and all credit/debit card processing needs, I can honestly say that this is the best card processing software in today’s market. The fact that the card processing fees are as reasonable as they are with the card readers and entire web store being 100% free, makes Square the best value when compared to other alternatives. I recommend square almost daily to all my colleagues, business partners, and new fellow musicians I meet each week at home and on the road.

    Cons

    There are no cons about using square. I truly cannot even think of one thing I dislike about this software as everything from payments, processing, inventory management, to direct deposit, and even website management is on point at all times. Well done Square.

    Alternatives Considered

    Big Cartel

    Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

    Bandcamp was taking a pretty large cut of each merchandise sale and didn’t offer as many card processing options or ease of use during the year we used it. The Bandcamp website also didn’t compare to the quality and efficiency we instantly found within square’s website use!

    Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

    Much similar to bandcamp, bigcartel had more significant fees to take from each transaction as opposed to square and didn’t leave us with the visual website aesthetics that we were looking for either.
    Jason H.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I love using square

    Reviewed on 2022/06/10

    We will continue to use square payments to process our sales.

    We will continue to use square payments to process our sales.

    Pros

    It is very easy to use and not to expensive for processing fees.

    Cons

    I wish that the reader connected easier to the software sometimes.

    Alternatives Considered

    Shopify

    Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

    I could not get support from Zettle. I had an issue and they referred me to paypal team. Then Paypal said it was zettle. Was frustrating

    Switched From

    PayPal Zettle

    Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

    This was a familiar brand and I felt like I could trust the process.
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    Square Payments FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Square Payments.

    Square Payments offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from:
    • Pricing model: Free Version
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Per swipe/dip/tap: 2.6% + $.10 Keyed in: 3.5% + $.15 per transaction Online & invoices: 2.9% + $.30 per transaction Custom pricing packages are also available. Contact Square for more information.

    Square Payments has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

    Square Payments supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    Square Payments supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Square Payments integrates with the following applications:

    Acuity Scheduling, BigCommerce, Craver, DAVO, Ecwid, Fomo, Linktree, Mailchimp, Make, MarginEdge, MoeGo, Paymo, Poptin, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Shopventory, Sociavore, Square Invoices, Square Point of Sale, Synder, TouchBistro, Vend, Weebly, Wix, WooCommerce, Zoho Invoice

    Square Payments offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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