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Accept Payments on Square Online

Accepting payments with Square Online is simple. From your Square Online Overview page in Dashboard, you’ll see a few different payment processors you can connect to your site.

Learn more about Square’s processing fees and how processing fees are calculated for more information on the fees for taking payments online.

Accept Payments

To start accepting payments online, connect with any of the following payment processors:


Square Online is automatically configured to use Square’s payment processor to accept payments during the checkout flow of your site. No additional setup is needed.


Note: Using PayPal requires an upgrade on your Square Online site.

With PayPal’s payment processor, you’ll have access to a more global customer base, allowing a wider range of customers to purchase from your website where their cards may not be accepted. To accept payments with PayPal on Square Online:

  1. In your Square Online Overview page, go to Settings > Checkout or Shared Settings > Checkout.
  2. Under PayPal, select Connect and log in to your PayPal account to authorise the connection.

Learn more about accepting payments with PayPal on Square Online.

Other payment methods

You can still accept payments through Square Online from any supported:

  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB cards
  • eftpos chip cards
  • Square Gift Cards

Every supported card has the same flat rate. Business cards, prepaid cards, gift cards and rewards cards have no additional fees.

Apple Pay and Google Pay aren’t currently supported with Square Online in Australia. However, you can accept Apple Pay and Google Pay for in-person payments.

Stop Accepting Payments


You can temporarily suspend accepting payments for orders from Square Online. To turn off online orders and suspend taking payments during checkout:

  1. In your Square Online Overview page, go to Settings > Checkout or Shared Settings > Checkout.

  2. Toggle off Accept online orders.

When this switch is off, items will still be visible on your site but won’t be available for purchase. This is helpful when you want to put your online business in vacation mode for any reason so new online orders don’t come in while you’re away. The toggle also makes it easy to turn things back on once you’re ready to get back to business.

Other Payment and Checkout Settings

Learn more about other checkout options for your site including advanced settings and your customer’s checkout experience.

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