Prohibited Goods and Services with Square Register

Information outlining what you may not sell when you use Square.

Square strives to provide a safe environment for both buyers and sellers. As such, we do not permit the sale of certain goods and services that are listed in the Square User Agreement. In this agreement, you confirmed that you will not accept payments in connection with the following businesses or business activities:

  • Any illegal activity
  • Buyers or membership clubs
  • Credit counseling or repair agencies
  • Credit protection or identity theft protection services
  • Direct marketing or subscription offers or services
  • Infomercial sales
  • Internet/mail order/telephone order pharmacies or pharmacy referral services (where fulfillment of medication is performed with an Internet or telephone consultation, absent a physical visit with a physician including re-importation of pharmaceuticals from foreign countries)
  • Multi-level marketing businesses
  • Inbound or outbound telemarketers
  • Prepaid phone cards or phone services
  • Rebate based businesses
  • Up-sell merchants
  • Bill payment services
  • Betting, including lottery tickets, casino gaming chips, off-track betting and wagers at races
  • Financial institutions offering manual or automated cash disbursements
  • Financial institutions offering merchandise and services
  • Sales of money-orders or foreign currency by non-financial institutions
  • Wire transfer money orders
  • High-risk merchants, including telemarketing merchants
  • Service station merchants
  • Automated fuel dispensers
  • Adult entertainment oriented products or services (in any medium, e.g., Internet, telephone or printed material)
  • Internet/mail order/telephone order firearm or weapon sales
  • Internet/mail order/telephone order cigarette or tobacco sales
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Occult materials
  • Hate products
  • Escort services
  • Bankruptcy attorneys

For more information, review the Square User Agreement.