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Customise your Close of Day

Square will group and send payments based on the time you choose to close your business day. This is referred to as your close of day. Setting a close of day time ensures that a full day’s business activity is included in one transfer.

Close of day is ideal for businesses with non-traditional business hours. If you choose a close of day time after 12 a.m. Melbourne time, or your time zone’s equivalent, your transfer will be delayed by one business day and you should receive your transfer two business days later (weekends and holidays excluded).

Set a Close of Day Time

You can set a custom close of day time for each day of the week. To do so:

  1. Visit Balance > Settings in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Choose a day of the week and set your time zone and your close of day time. It’s recommended that you set your close of day one hour after your actual closing time to provide a window for last minute sales.
  3. Apply these settings to the rest of the week.
  4. Click Save.

**Note: **Your set close of day time will be the same for each day. The ability to assign different times by day isn’t available.

Below is an example to further explain how close of day works.

A casual-dining restaurant closes at 2 AM Melbourne time. The restaurant owner sets a 3 AM close of day time.

At the restaurant’s close of day (3 a.m. Melbourne time), Square will group all sales from the last 24 hours in a single transfer. For example, sales made in a 24 hour window, between Tuesday at 3 a.m. Melbourne time and Wednesday at 3 a.m. Melbourne time, will be grouped in one transfer on Wednesday at 3 a.m. Melbourne time. The transfer will automatically initiate on Thursday at 1 a.m. Melbourne time.

Example Transfer Schedule for 11 p.m. Close of Day Time

Transaction Date Transfer Initiated
Sunday 11 PM to Monday 11 PM Melbourne time Tuesday 1 PM Melbourne time
Monday 11 PM to Tuesday 11 PM Melbourne time Wednesday 1 PM Melbourne time
Tuesday 11 PM to Wednesday 11 PM Melbourne time Thursday 1 PM Melbourne time
Wednesday 11 PM to Thursday 11 PM Melbourne time Friday 1 PM Melbourne time
Thursday 11 PM to Sunday 11 PM Melbourne time Monday 1 PM Melbourne time

*Transfer times are approximate.

Change Your Close of Day Time

Set a Close of Day Time

You can set a custom close of day time for each day of the week. To do so:

  1. Visit Balance > Settings in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Choose a day of the week and set your time zone and your close of day time. It’s recommended that you set your close of day one hour after your actual closing time to provide a window for last minute sales.
  3. Apply these settings to the rest of the week.
  4. Click Save.

Note: If you’ve customised your close of day time and you’d like to revert back to our standard transfer schedule, adjust your close of day to 12 a.m. Melbourne time.

Learn more about Square’s different transfer schedule options.