You can create and edit discounts from the Square Point of Sale app or from your online Square Dashboard. After you’ve set up your discounts, you can apply them at checkout. 

Create Discounts with the Square App

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the navigation bar > Items.
  2. Tap Discounts > Create Discount or select a discount to modify.
  3. Enter the discount details. Leave the value empty to create a variable discount.
  4. Tap Save Discount.

Create Discounts Online

  1. Sign into Discounts in your online Square Dashboard and click Create Discount.
  2. Enter the discount details. To determine the discount amount at checkout, leave the discount field blank. 
  3. Click Save.

Apply Discounts

When recording sales with Square Point of Sale, you can apply pre-set percentage or dollar amount discounts to a current sale. If you’re using an Apple iOS device, you can also apply discounts to individual items within a sale. 

Note: Percentage discounts can be applied to an entire sale or to individual items. Dollar amount discounts can only be applied to an entire sale. 

Apply Discounts on Tablets

You can apply discounts from your item library or from your item grid on your tablet.

Apply discounts to an entire sale:

From the Square Point of Sale app, tap the list icon for your item library or select your items grid if you’ve saved discounts to it.

  1. Tap the discount you’d like to apply to the current sale.
  2. The applied discount will appear as a line item within the current sale. 

Apply discounts to individual items:

  1. Tap Current Sale from the keypad screen and tap the item you’d like to discount.
  2. Toggle on the discount you’d like to apply.
  3. Tap Save.

Note: Dollar discounts can’t be applied at the item level. For commonly used dollar discounts, consider creating price points or item variants.  

Apply Discounts on Smartphones

Apply a discount to an entire sale:

  1. Tap the list icon on the navigation bar to reach your item library.
  2. Locate the discount you’d like to apply and tap it to add it to the current sale.

Apply a discount to an entire sale:

  1. Tap Current Sale.
  2. Tap the item you’d like to discount.
  3. Locate the discount you’d like to apply under Discounts and toggle it on.
  4. Tap the arrow at the top left of the screen to return to the current sale.

Apply Multiple Discounts

If you apply multiple discounts to an entire sale, they’ll compound. Here’s an example:

  1. A discount is added to a sale.
  2. Square calculates the discounted sale total.
  3. A second discount is added, which is applied to the total discounted sale price.

If you’re applying a combination of dollar and percentage discounts, the percentage discount will be applied first followed by the dollar amount discount.