Run your business and get paid right from your computer.
With Virtual Terminal, you can accept payments in person and remotely.
Set up quickly
It’s free to sign up for a Square account, and easy to wirelessly connect to Square Terminal to start making sales.
Get your money fast
Funds are available in your bank account as soon as the next business day.
Keep track of sales and business performance with powerful reporting tools built into your POS.
No monthly fees
There are no monthly fees, subscription fees or long-term commitments.
Integrate payments into one computer POS solution.
Customize your POS solution to meet your needs.
Connect Square Terminal wirelessly with your computer POS in seconds for smooth in-person transactions.
Accept every kind of payment
Let customers tap credit or debit cards, insert chip and PIN or pay with Apple Pay and Google Pay. Record cash, cheques, Square Gift Cards and other payments with your computer.
Protection for everyone
Keep a safe distance and give customers more privacy with a separate checkout terminal.
Learn more about remote payments with Virtual Terminal.
Streamline your business with free, easy-to-use tools built into your POS.
Speed up checkout
Set up the item library of your goods and services, taxes and discounts so you can quickly charge customers.
Create better customer relationships
Create customer profiles, add notes and view purchase histories using Square Customer Directory.
Email, text or print professional receipts for every payment from your computer. Collect customer feedback with every digital receipt.
Keep track of your business
Stay up to date using the real-time reporting tools in your Square Dashboard.
Integrated with the rest of your business.
- Automatically sync with other Square solutions like Square Point of Sale, Square Invoices and more.
- Quickly export Virtual Terminal transactions to accounting software such as QuickBooks.
- Easily download and analyze records with data tools like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
We’ve got your back.
We keep card data safe from end to end and track fraudulent cards to protect you and your customers.
When payment disputes occur, our team of experts deals with the bank for you so you can focus on your business.
Your Square account gives you everything you need to take payments – no need to visit the bank.
Process customer refunds for payments directly from your online Square Dashboard.
Our highly trained support team is available via phone or email. Use online resources, such as the Square Seller Community forum and Square Support Centre, to find answers to many common questions.
Per month. No commitments, no long-term contracts.
Remote processing fee
3.4% + 15¢
Per typed-in transaction or payment link
In-person processing fee
For all major credit cards
Flat fee per Interac chip and PIN or tap
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Virtual Terminal can accept Interac chip and PIN payments only when connected to Square Terminal.
Start taking payments with your computer.
Sign up quickly and turn your computer into a powerful POS system.
- Do I need POS hardware to be able to take in-person payments from Square Virtual Terminal?
Yes, you do need to purchase a Square Terminal in order to take in-person payments with Square Virtual Terminal. Once you have Terminal, you can turn your Mac or PC computer into an all-in-one POS system to let customers tap credit or debit cards, insert chip and PIN cards or pay with Apple Pay and Google Pay. If you don’t have a Square Terminal, you can always key in payments directly with Virtual Terminal.
- How much does it cost to use Square Virtual Terminal for in-person and remote payments?
Square POS software is free to use – only pay when you accept a payment. For remote payments with Square Virtual Terminal, you pay 3.4% + 15¢ per keyed-in transaction. For in-person payments with Virtual Terminal, it costs $299 to purchase Square Terminal. Once you wirelessly connect Square Terminal to your computer, you pay 2.65% for credit card transactions or a 10¢ flat fee per Interac chip and PIN or tap.
- Does Virtual Terminal integrate with other software I already use?
Yes, Virtual Terminal syncs with other software to create a powerful computer point-of-sale solution with all the functionality you need. Connect to other cloud-based Square software like Square Point of Sale, Square Invoices, Square Appointments and more. Square also syncs with third-party apps, so you can quickly export transactions to other accounting software like QuickBooks. Square hardware and software work on Mac and PC operating systems, and you can manage your entire business from one place.
- Can I accept cash or cheque payments using Square Virtual Terminal?
You can use Virtual Terminal to manage and track cash, cheques and other types of payments. There’s no fee to accept these other tender types; when you do, Square doesn’t process any funds and functions only as an organizational tool. Money for transactions involving cash or cheque payments exchanged directly between you and your customer will not be transferred by Square.
- Do I need Wi-Fi access in order to connect and use Square Terminal with my computer?
Both your computer and Square Terminal must be connected to a Wi-Fi or Ethernet network in order to connect the devices wirelessly. While they don’t need to be connected to the same network, both devices must be online.
- Can my Square Virtual Terminal account be wirelessly connected to multiple terminal devices at once?
Yes, Virtual Terminal software can sync wirelessly with multiple Square Terminals at once.
- How close in proximity to my computer must Square Terminal be in order for me to use it to accept payments?
As long as your terminal and computer are both connected to the internet (on the same or different networks), you can use them together to make sales – no matter how far apart they are.
- How is Square Terminal powered? Do I need to charge it?
Square Terminal is a portable device with a rechargeable battery. When the battery is running low, simply charge it using the included power adapter.
- How do I buy printer paper for Square Terminal, and what does it cost?
Square Terminal has a built-in receipt printer. You can purchase printer paper, which costs $20 and includes 20 rolls, directly from Square’s online shop.