Manually Enter Card Payments Without a Square Reader
If your customer or a payment card isn’t present, you can manually enter your customers’ card information to process payments with Square.
Steps to Manually Enter Payments From Your App
To accept payments on a supported device using Square Point of Sale without a reader:
From the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen, tap More > Settings > Checkout > Payment Types.
Toggle on Manual Credit Card Entry.
Return to the Checkout screen and add items from your Item Library or enter custom amounts using the keypad. Learn how to customise your checkout screen.
Tap Charge to process the payment. Note: If you’re using a mobile device or your tablet is being used in Portrait mode (vertically), tap Review Sale > Charge.
Tap Manual Card Entry > enter the card number, expiration date and CVV.
If you want to cancel the payment, tap the back arrow to return to the previous screen.
Send your customer a digital receipt via email or SMS.
Tap New Sale to take another payment.
Note: Change the quantity, apply tax, add a description or remove an item by tapping it in your current sale.
Take a Payment with Virtual Terminal
You can process payments from your computer with Virtual Terminal.
To manually enter a payment using a computer:
Navigate to Virtual Terminal > Take a Payment.
Add an optional note to the sale.
Under Payment Method, select Manually Enter Card.
Enter the card details provided by your customer.
Once you see Payment Successful, you are all set and you can view your payment in your Dashboard Sales Report.
Required Information for Manual Entry
We require all of the following information for transactions entered manually:
Complete card number
Note: At this time, eftpos cards cannot be manually entered due to restrictions placed on the cards by the eftpos network.