How to Accept Payments on a Tablet

With Square Reader

Get set up

Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on your tablet.

Open the Square Point of Sale app and sign in. Connect your Square Reader. Depending on your hardware setup, either plug in your reader or connect via bluetooth.

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Set the amount

Tap the keypad icon on the right of your screen. On the keypad screen, enter the amount to be charged. If you have items in your item library, tap the item list icon to specific items to add to the sale.

Learn more about building your item library.

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Complete the sale

Tap Charge then tap, insert or swipe the payment method. Your customer can then enter their PIN, add a tip, and choose to receive an email or text message receipt.

Note: if you purchased an EMV card reader, learn how to accept payments.

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Without Square Reader

Get set up

Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on your tablet.

Open the Square Point of Sale app and sign in.

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Having trouble? Learn how.

Set the amount

Tap the keypad icon in the lower right of your screen (top right for Android tablets). On the keypad screen, enter the amount to be charged. If you have items in your item library, tap the specific items to add to the sale.

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Learn more about building your item library.

Enter the card information

Confirm the total amount and tap Charge. Tap the box under the Card heading, enter the card information and tap Charge.
Complete the sale.

On the confirmation page, your customer can sign, add a tip, and choose to receive an email or text message receipt. If your customer isn’t present, simply tap Done Signing. You can text or email a receipt to your customer on the next screen.

Note: When you key in a card number, the fee is 2.2% instead of the standard 1.9% per tap, swipe or insert.

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Invoice

Set the invoice amount

Before you get started, make sure you’ve downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on your phone or tablet.

Open the Square Point of Sale app. Enter the amount you want to invoice or select items from the item library. Tap Charge.

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Learn more about building your item library.

Having trouble? Learn how.

Create your invoice

Select Invoice from the list of payment options (for Android tablets, select “Send as Invoice”). Complete the requested information, including the email address of the invoice recipient, and add a custom message in the message field (optional).

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Send your invoice

When the information is complete, click Send. Your customer receives an emailed invoice that looks like this, and you get a copy in your inbox.

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Track invoice payment

Once your invoice is sent, you can track whether it has been paid from your Dashboard.

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