Manually Key In Card Payments without the Square Reader

If your customer or a payment card isn’t present, you can manually enter your customers’ card details to process payments with Square. 

Steps to Manually Enter Payments

To accept payments on a supported device using Square Point of Sale without a reader:

  1. Ring up a transaction by adding items or entering custom amounts using the keypad. 
  2. Tap Charge to process the payment.
  3. Tap Card to enter the card number, expiration date and security code.
  4. Tap Charge.
  5. If you want to cancel the payment, tap the X in the upper-left corner to return to the previous screen.

Tap New Sale to take another payment.

Note: Change the quantity, add a description or remove an item by tapping it in your current sale.

Required Information for Manual Entry

We require all of the following details for transactions entered manually:

  • Complete card number
  • Expiration date
  • Security code/CVV

If any piece of information is entered incorrectly, the card will be declined. If the card numbers entered turn red, review Square’s payment troubleshooting.