Get Started with Square Online
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Building an online presence to effectively showcase your business, brand identity or purpose can take years of hard work and design experience just to get started.
With Square Online, getting online has never been easier. Show the world who you are, what you sell or the problems you’re here to solve, all while seamlessly accepting payments with Square. With our easy-to-use website builder, spend less time setting up your website and more time focusing on what matters most: your business.
Square Online is a robust platform that covers your website, items, order fulfilment, customers and much more. To learn more, check out the Square Online Platform topic page in our Support Centre, or get informed on pricing and features. You can even purchase a domain from Square and set up an email address based on that domain.
Note: To sell individual items without setting up a complete eCommerce website, consider Square Online Checkout. Online Checkout links allow you to quickly sell items through email, social media or your blog. Learn more about getting started with Square Online Checkout links.
Set Up Your Square Online Site
To get started with Square Online:
From your online Square Dashboard, go to eCommerce > Online.
Select Start for free.
Choose to either set up a single ordering page or a multi-page website. Select Next to continue.
Choose your business and fulfilment types to import your items and start creating your website.
When finished, you can navigate the Square Online Overview page in Dashboard in order to access the different features within Square Online, or navigate the Square Online site editor to create a website that’s as robust as your business.
Square Online Pricing and Fees
Building a website with Square Online is a free service. You can sell unlimited products online and fulfill your orders electronically – all without a subscription fee. You can even host your site with a free Square subdomain (e.g. ‘mybusiness.square.site’).
You’ll only pay the transaction fee for orders placed on your website, or for any optional upgrades and services.
Manage Your Square Online Subscriptions and Services
If you sign up for one of the paid-tier versions of Square Online, or purchase a domain or email address, you can manage your subscriptions and services for Square Online directly from the Account settings area of your Square Online Overview page. Learn more about how to manage your Square Online subscriptions.
Note: To manage account settings for your Square account, go back to your Account & Settings page in Dashboard. The Account settings area of your Square Online Overview page is for Square Online only, and doesn’t affect your Square account or other Square products. Learn how to edit your Square account settings.
Sell Items, Manage Orders and Accept Payments Online
When you complete initial setup, start setting up your website to sell online, manage online orders, accept payments and share your website with others.
Square Online Domains
A domain, often known as a URL or site address, is what helps customers and visitors find your website while browsing the internet. There are several ways to get a domain associated with your website, and we even offer a free option to make setup easy. Learn more about getting started with domains for Square Online.
Square Online Email Addresses
Square partners with Google to provide a complete email solution for domain names known as Google Workspace. When you have a domain name associated with your website, you can create an email address based on that domain. Learn more about getting started with Google Workspace for Square Online.
Manage Square Online from Square Point of Sale
You can manage your website with Square Online directly from your Square Point of Sale. Whether you’re at your store or on the go, edit and manage your website with the Online add-on directly from your Square Point Of Sale app. Learn more about managing Square Online from Square Point of Sale.
Use Square Online with Other Square Products
With robust features in Square Online, your website can integrate directly or be used with several other Square products. Create a powerful site that takes advantage of Square’s suite of tools and services to streamline everything your business needs. Learn more about how to use Square Online with other Square products.
Use Square Online with Afterpay
Afterpay gives your customers the flexibility to pay for their orders in 4 interest-free instalments over 6 weeks while you get paid right away. Learn more about accepting payments with Afterpay on Square Online.
Use Square Online with an Existing Website
Many sellers who learn about Square Online may have a site already built with a different website host (e.g. GoDaddy, WiX, Google, etc.), but may not necessarily have a simple way to display the products they sell on their primary website. With our robust tools, you can create a simple page to display your products and link to it within your existing website. Learn more about how to use Square Online with an existing website.
Use Square Online with Risk Manager
With Square Risk Manager, you can gain insights into payment fraud patterns, and set custom rules and alerts to manage risk for your business. If you use Risk Manager with third-party integrations, Square Online or Square Online Checkout links, you’ll have access to the full suite of risk management tools at no additional cost.
Learn how to get started with Square Risk Manager.
Domains: If you don’t see your Square Online site online for any reason, there are several troubleshooting measures you can take related to your domain. Learn more about how to troubleshoot your domain to bring your website back online.
Items: If your items display as Unavailable or don’t appear at all on your Square Online site, there are a few things to consider that could be the cause. Learn more about troubleshooting non-visible items in Square Online.
To learn more about Square Online, check out these FAQ articles.