Square Point of Sale: All the Things You Can Do With Payments

To make sure you get the most out of your Square Point of Sale, we’ll regularly be posting essential intel, updates and expert tips and tricks that help you take care of your business.

This one’s all about the foundation of your business: getting paid. Here are six things to know:

1. You get paid quickly

Sales before 5 p.m. PT will usually show up in your bank account the next business day. Weekend and after-hours payments are also speedy. Check out the payments schedule.

2. You can set your close-of-day time

Maybe you close after 5 p.m. (say, if you run a bar or a hair salon). With Square’s flexible close of day feature, you can enter the closing time that works best your bookkeeping. Learn how to adjust here.

3. You can give partial refunds

Common scenario: a customer wants to return just one or two items. Simply open a refund in your Dashboard or Point of Sale app and enter the amount the customer would like back. Easy.

4. You don’t have to chase down payments

Register’s invoice feature makes invoicing quick for both you and your customers. Just send the invoice via email. The customer enters their credit card info and submits the payment. Voilá. No more headaches. Learn more about Square’s invoicing software.

5. You can take payments when you’re offline

We have you covered when you’re off the grid. Just set your device to Offline Payments. You can continue to take card payments, and your sales are processed automatically when you regain connectivity. Here’s how invoicing works.

6. You can process cash too

You can take cash and cheque payments, and even process sales even if you don’t have your Square Reader with you. Just enter the information manually. The transaction will process and authorize as usual. Find out more.