How Square works.

It's easy to start taking card payments with Square. Learn more here about how you can start taking payments in minutes.

Selling with Square is simple.

It’s quick to sign up for Square. We don’t require any complicated documents and you’ll be able to start processing payments in minutes.

  1. Set up your account in minutes.
  2. Download our free POS app on your iOS or Android phone or tablet.
  3. Buy a Square Reader (and a Stand if you’re using an iPad for your POS).
  4. Start taking card payments.
  5. Get your money the next business day.

See how easy it is to take payments with Square.

Free tools to help you manage your business.

Fast transfers

  • It takes 3-5 days to link your bank account
  • Once done, we'll automatically transfer your payments the next working day for free
  • Or get paid within 20 minutes with instant transfers (fee applies)

Point of sale app

  • Free POS app for iOS and Android devices
  • Features include the ability to add items, track all sales, issue digital receipts and manage inventory
  • Easy to use — no training necessary

Dashboard and analytics

  • Quick insights and advanced sales reports
  • Sign in from your computer to access your data in real time
  • See all your transactions and deposits easily

Support if you need it.

We work hard to make our products intuitive and reliable. But if you do have a question, it’s easy to get help.

Square customers can talk with the Support team and get help from 9am to 5pm on weekdays. You can reach our customer support team by phone, email or Twitter.

Or get instant answers 24/7 in our Support Centre, which is full of helpful tips and tricks, videos and articles to help you run your business.

Not sure whether your business needs to take card payments?

See what our sellers have to say — visit our why choose Square page to find out more about how Square has helped UK businesses.

"Square has enabled me to make a lot more money. Revenue increased 45% when I started taking cards."

John, Whispers of Wood, Biddulph


Square’s pricing is simple — no hidden fees or long term commitments. You just pay for what you need and you never pay when you’re not using it.

Square Reader: Accept chip and PIN cards, contactless cards and mobile payments. £16 + VAT
Square Terminal: The all-in-one device with Square Point of Sale, payment processing and a receipt printer built-in. £149 + VAT
Chip and PIN or contactless payments: Accept every major card for the same rate. Take £100, see £98.25 in your bank account. 1.75%
Online payments: Take card payments for European cards from customers via eCommerce payments. Take £100, see £98.10 in your bank account. 1.9%
Online payments: Take card payments for non-European cards from customers via eCommerce payments. Take £100, see £97.10 in your bank account. 2.9%
Typed in payments: Take card payments from customers via phone with Virtual Terminal or use invoicing. Take £100, see £97.50 in your bank account. 2.5%
A ton of useful tools and added extras: Including point of sale software, real-time analytics, PCI compliance and much more. Free
Dock for Square Reader: Keep Square Reader charged and positioned for payments on your counter. £19 + VAT
Square Stand: Add your iPad and you’ve got a complete point-of-sale solution. With a Square Reader and Dock included, you can take payments right away. £109 + VAT
Team Management: Give team members different permissions to empower your staff and protect your business. £20 per location per month
Instant Deposit: Next business day deposits come free as standard, but if you need your money faster use Instant Deposit to get money in your bank account within 20 minutes. 1% of deposit amount

Ready to start?

Sign up now to get started with Square.

Want to know more?

Our what Square offers page summarises all the extra tools and features we offer to help you grow your business.

Or visit our why choose Square page to find out more about why millions of businesses around the world work with Square.