Square Payments

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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
    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
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    4.7 /5
    (2,351)
    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
    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 26/05/2022

    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.
    Christina
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great for small business owners

    Reviewed on 24/09/2023

    Overall, my experience has been pretty good. It is a bit pricey but you do get a lot of features,...

    Overall, my experience has been pretty good. It is a bit pricey but you do get a lot of features, even with the free version. I think Square is the best option for a small business who doesn't have a lot of negotiation power with other merchants.

    Pros

    Square payments is very easy to use and includes all compliance so you don't have to worry about doing PCI verifications. The ability to invoice clients is great and I love that it will automatically send reminders which saves me time. It integrates wonderfully with my patient charting/scheduling system so that I don't have to switch to the actual square dashboard and can do everything in one program.

    Cons

    I really disliked using the contactless card reader. It never had a stable connection to my phone and I was always having to manually enter credit card information (which Square charges more for). I have since purchased a terminal which I love but the hardware was quite pricey.

    Alternatives Considered

    Clover

    Reasons for Choosing Square Payments

    I switched because the user interface was more intuitive and I was able to integrate it into my existing programs.

    Switched From

    Stripe
    KERI
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Easy to collect money

    Reviewed on 04/06/2024

    Overall, my experience has been quite positive, and it offered a variety of features that enhanced...

    Overall, my experience has been quite positive, and it offered a variety of features that enhanced the payment processes efficiently.

    Pros

    Square is an excellent option for small businesses looking to make it easier to collect the money.

    Cons

    Setting up a credit card on Square Payments can sometimes take time.

    Tydie
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Payment Platform

    Reviewed on 01/04/2024

    Pros

    Very easy to use, invoicing and payment. It had the lowest processing fee of any online payment processor I've found. My clients found it easy to pay via Square. Setting up recurring payments was easy.

    Cons

    No cons! I really like Square and will use it as my default and recommend others do too.

    Qiana
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Dependable, secure, and easy to use

    Reviewed on 27/09/2023

    I’ve used square since I started my business over 12 years ago and it has been completely seamless...

    I’ve used square since I started my business over 12 years ago and it has been completely seamless I. How it’s evolved over the years and Good Morning they Ed added features that make sense and make my life easier.

    Pros

    I love how intuitive the backend office is to navigate

    Cons

    I least like that when using square through third party apps like Acuity, my clients don’t have the ability to add tips to their payment. I have to open the app separately and bill their card on file that way for them to add tips.

    Alternatives Considered

    PayPal and Stripe

    Reasons for Switching to Square Payments

    Square had a better backend office that not only looked better but was more intuitive for me to use. I didn’t have to waste time trying to figure out how to do something or get to a specific feature.
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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: US$0.01
    • 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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