Square Payments

Online payment processing for merchants & vendors

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.


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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    Square Payments Software - Take payments anywhere, from any device, and view payment details, recurring payments, cards on file, and more
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    Square Payments Software - Accept credit card payments by integrating with Square card reader hardware and POS software
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    Square Payments Software - Take payments anywhere, from any device, and view payment details, recurring payments, cards on file, and more
    Square Payments Software - Connect Square payments processing with Square hardware devices to accept all major credit cards
    Square Payments Software - Accept credit card payments by integrating with Square card reader hardware and POS software
    Square Payments Software - Digital receipts
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    Jarvis
    Jarvis
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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.
    Angelina
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    • Industry: Arts & Crafts
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Love my Swuate

    Reviewed on 2023/07/24

    My overall experience with Square payment has been wonderful. I can either do it on my phone or use...

    My overall experience with Square payment has been wonderful. I can either do it on my phone or use the plug in Square which I’ve had since the beginning of me opening and starting Angelina’s arts and crafts.

    Pros

    I can put a Square card into my Apple Pay wallet transfer money from Square to my checking account if need be or to one of my employees checking account to pay them p

    Cons

    Call a square is I still have not received my equipment I ordered two months ago three maybe four months ago paid for it online with my PayPal card and I checked on it and they said it was sent out

    Alternatives Considered

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    Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

    I made the switch due to seeing see a register being used at a coffee shop and outdoor coffee shop which they pick up and go anywhere with the equipment they have from square

    Switched From

    PayPal

    Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

    I can keep my inventory updated and when I sell something from my inventory, it takes it subtract it from the inventory so it’s very neat
    Bessy
    Bessy
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Square: The Good and Bad

    Reviewed on 2019/10/03

    They were my first choice in the beginning, but after the 2 disputes and how bad they handled them,...

    They were my first choice in the beginning, but after the 2 disputes and how bad they handled them, I went back to PayPal. I still keep them for some of my less conventional clients (the ones who don't want to/ or can't follow a link, but rather just give me their info over the phone).

    Pros

    It's easy to use. Your favorite device becomes your POS which is convenient especially for those of us who do work on the road.

    You can get instant deposit with an extra fee which is nice.

    Cons

    I don't like their customer service. You have to pay extra to be able to call their customer service number and even if you do (because I did the trial for premium service), they don't really resolve anything.

    I also don't like their dispute process. You get very limited time to submit your documentation proving the transaction was valid. Some paperwork takes a while to get from clients.

    AND...they allowed a couple of clients to dispute charges that were from the year past, which I still don't understand.

    The worst part of the dispute process is that they'll take the money from your account and then take forever to return it. In both my cases, I had to pay the premium service to be able to talk to customer service, which got me nowhere and then had to email the dispute team with additional information (which you're not supposed to do since they have a form you fill out through the portal).

    And then, if you have customer who makes purchases for the same amount...you can't do instant deposit because they'll hold the funds to make sure you're not ripping people off even though you've demonstrated to be a credible and reputable business.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Square Review

    Reviewed on 2023/12/07

    Pros

    Square's interface was very easy to use and beginner friendly. Creating a menu and processing payments was really easy.

    Cons

    I would've liked for the integrations to be connected better. I used this with acuity and a deposit was taken but there was no way to use the POS processor in that capacity.

    Robyn
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    • Industry: Arts & Crafts
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Square Reader made everything easier and better!

    Reviewed on 2023/05/12

    Pros

    I've had to call customer service before and they were very friendly and very helpful. They were trained well and understood the entire program really well! Square makes call in orders, and online orders simple too, and it saves time for both you and your customer. It's also really easy to figure out how it all works. It's one of the most user friendly programs I've ever used

    Cons

    Only complaint I could have, and it wasn't even really a complaint.. when you very first get it and have to input all your existing customer info, and them programming in your menu and prices felt like it took forever. It took a minute in between each new entry to save it and move on, so it took me 2 days to complete the task. It's nice now tho because entering the entire menu in, allows my receipts to be detailed and very organized and professional in appearance.

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    Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

    Price was a big factor. Square was every bit of 40% cheaper in fees and everything. A previous place I worked, used Apple pay, and it was constantly locking up or restarting itself, and the more customer info or menu items you entered into the program, the slower the entire system ran. It was very inconvenient more than once for me during peak times when we've got a line going . A good friend uses Square for her photography business, and she was telling me how easy it wad to use and setup and how impressed she had been with it, she had previously also been using Apple pay and got to where she hated it.. So her suggestion for me to use it resonated with me pretty strongly. I'm glad I chose it.
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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, French, Japanese, 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, Sociavore, Square Invoices, Square Point of Sale, Synder, Thrive by Shopventory, TouchBistro, Vend, Weebly, Wix, WooCommerce, Zoho Invoice

    Square Payments offers the following support options:

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

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