Square Online Checkout
Simple, powerful payment links.
See how a single link can power payments for your entire business.
75% of payment link purchases are made within one day.
One link, many payments
Collect payments from multiple customers at the same time with just one link for more flexibility.
Easy set up
Create a payment link in just three steps. Name the link, and add a price and a description. That’s it. Accept online payments in seconds.
Lots of ways to share and pay
Share payment links via email, text or on social media platforms. Offer payment options like Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit cards and more.
Works with the best of Square
Square Online Checkout payment links integrate with Square solutions for point of sale, marketing and loyalty.
Built-in tracking & reporting
Get notified when links have been paid and see transactions, orders and customer data all in one place on Square Dashboard.
A payment link that does it all
Fast and flexible setup
Create a payment link in seconds, even save it as a buy button or QR code. Once a link is created, you can reuse it – perfect for standard offerings you always charge for.
Tailor your link to your brand and your business’s unique requirements by adding custom fields, your logo and business name. Easily add options for accepting buyer-entered amounts and tips.
Take payment for almost anything
Accept payments for donations, deposits, classes, recurring subscriptions, almost anything. Plus, you can accept payments from multiple customers simultaneously with just a single link.
Share on multiple channels
Send links via email and group text, add them to social posts or embed buy buttons on your blog or website. Print QR codes on mailers, flyers or signs to take contactless payments easily.
Optimized checkout flow
When a payment link gets opened, a simple checkout page launches. Customers can then easily pay using Apple Pay, Google Pay, Afterpay, credit cards or debit cards.
Built-in data tools
Reduce the number of systems you use to manage payments. Every link has built-in tracking and reporting. See which customers have paid and monitor sales performance in Square Dashboard.
“I love that I can customize the payment link for every event. I can add my art to every link, and it’ll show up in the links for customers. It’s engaging and appealing.”
Tatiana Gonzalez, Owner, Paint.Sip.Repeat.
“Payment links are foolproof and easy. You know with 100% certainty payments are going to the right place, and it’s secure. Customers get a receipt and I get a payment confirmation.”
Cody Nicolas, Treasurer, HIP Donelson
Simplify all kinds of payments
Professional services and home repair
When you accept payment for a standard deposit or standard service charge you can use the same link every time. No need to waste time and effort creating a new link when charging for a service with a set cost.
Healthcare and wellness
With the ability to add custom fields to your checkout page, you can collect invoice numbers and other billing data for bill payments. Send a single link to multiple people, such as participants in a fitness class, via email or group text instead of sending separate payment reminders to each person.
Charities, events and memberships
Easy sharing of payment links via social media, email or text can help generate donations, membership signups, class enrolment and event attendance. Square Online Checkout lets you offer a frictionless payment experience to anyone interested in supporting your organization.
Supercharge your payment links by integrating them with Square.
Add a link to a Square Marketing campaign to engage customers and increase sales. Enable Square Loyalty on your links to reward repeat customers. Easily send payment links on the go directly from the Square POS app. Use Square Messages to oversee your direct customer communications. Accept recurring payments with Square Subscriptions. Manage online and in-person payments in one place on Square Dashboard.
Create a payment link today.
No monthly fees
Square Online Checkout is free to use. You only pay when you make a sale.
Processing fee is just 2.9% + 30¢ per online transaction.*
2.9% + 30¢
- What is a payment link?
You can create a payment link from the Online Checkout section on the online Square Dashboard or from the Online Checkout add-on in the Square Point of Sale app. There, you’ll choose either Collect a payment, Sell an item, Accept a donation or Sell classes or tickets. Enter a title for your link, and the amount you’re charging for an item or collecting as payment. If an item is from your library, the price will pre-populate. For donation requests, you’ll be able to let your donors enter a donation amount at checkout. After you save your payment link you can then choose to format it as a buy button or generate a QR code, depending on how you want to share it or get it in front of your customers, clients or donors.
When the recipient of your link clicks on it – or if you’re using a QR code, scans it – they’ll open a secure online checkout page where they can submit payment. This page can be customized with your business name or logo. You can also add custom form fields to the information displayed on your checkout page, as well as customize the button colour and button text.
There is no monthly fee for using Square Online Checkout links. You’ll only pay Square standard eCommerce processing fee of 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction and you can accept a variety of payment methods, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, Square Pay and card payment. You can even accept instalment payments with Afterpay at 6% + 30¢ per transaction. Upon completion of a transaction, funds are transferred to the bank account you have linked to your Square account.
- How do I share a payment link?
You have a number of options when it comes to sharing payment links. Easily paste a pay link in an email, WhatsApp or SMS message and send it to a group of recipients all at once. All it takes is one link and you can collect payment from multiple people for the same item or service. Or post a link on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and turn those social media sites into a payment gateway. Payment links can be saved as buy buttons that you can embed on an existing website or blog to quickly introduce an eCommerce component to those online destinations. You can also format your pay links as a QR code that you can print on signs or flyers that customers can scan with their phones and be taken directly to a mobile-ready payment page.
- Is Square Online Checkout secure?
All Square products, including Square Online Checkout payment links, run on Square’s payments platform. From the time a customer uses a credit card or enters their information into our solutions, payment data is encrypted until it reaches Square’s processing environment. Our proprietary tokenization scheme ensures that unencrypted payment data never touches your device or application. In addition, Square complies with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), a standard developed by the five largest credit card companies to help secure credit and debit card transactions against data theft and fraud.
Figures quoted above are based on 2022 Square Online Checkout payment link data.
*A processing rate of 6% + 30¢ applies for Afterpay transactions.
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