How to Accept Payments on Mobile

With Square Reader

Get set up

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 and sign in. Plug in your Square Reader.

Get Set Up

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Set the amount

Enter the amount to be charged or select specific items from your item library. If you haven’t yet, learn more about building your item library.

Set Amount

Complete the sale

Tap Charge or just swipe the payment method. When you swipe the card, face the magnetic stripe toward the thicker side of the reader. On the confirmation page, your customer can sign, add a tip and choose to receive an email or text message receipt.

Complete Sale

Without Square Reader

Get set up

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 and sign in.

Get Set Up

Having trouble? Learn how.

Set the amount

Enter the amount to be charged or select specific items from your item library.

Learn more about building your item library.

Set Amount

Enter the card information

Confirm the total amount and tap Charge. Select “Credit” or “Card” (depending on your device). Enter the card information and tap Charge.

Enter Card Information

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 3.4% + 15¢ instead of the standard 2.65 % per swipe or insert.

Complete Sale

Learn more about Square Pricing.

Invoice

Set the invoice amount

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

Learn more about building your item library.

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

Invoice Amount

Having trouble?

Learn how.

Create your invoice

Select Invoice from the list of payment options. Complete the requested information, including the email address of the invoice recipient and add a custom message in the message field (optional).

Create Invoice

Send your invoice

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

To schedule an invoice or create a series of recurring invoices, sign in to your Square Dashboard and go to the Invoices tab.

Send Invoice

Track invoice payment

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

Track Invoice