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Accept Payments on Square Online

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Accepting payments with Square Online is simple. From your Square Online Overview page, 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 with Square

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.

Accept Payments with PayPal

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 start, you’ll need a PayPal Business account. If you don’t already have one, convert your personal PayPal account to a Business account or sign up for a new PayPal Business account.

Setup

To set up PayPal with 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 authorize the connection.

Setup troubleshooting

If you run into an error while connecting PayPal to Square Online, you may need to make some changes to your PayPal account settings to complete the setup process. Follow the guide below for troubleshooting steps:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account and go to Profile > Website payments. Locate the ‘API access’ section and select the Update link.
  2. Select Grant API permission under the ‘Pre-built payment solution’ section.
  3. Paste the following text into the Third-Party Permission Username field, then select Lookup.
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  4. Enable the following options under Available Permissions, then select Add:
    • Use Express Checkout to process payments
    • Issue a refund for a specific transaction
    • Authorize and capture your PayPal transactions
    • Obtain information about a single transaction
    • Issue a refund for any prior transaction
  5. Go back to the Checkout tab in your Square Online Overview page to finish connecting PayPal. When prompted, check the box to confirm you’ve granted permission through PayPal and select Done.

Your Paypal account should now be connected and you can begin accepting payments through Square Online.

Note: If you disconnect your PayPal account, you’ll need to go through this process again before you can reconnect.

Accept Payments with Apple Pay and Google Pay

Apple Pay and Google Pay can help make checking out from Square Online, particularly on mobile devices, very fast.

Note: Be sure to review the terms and conditions before enabling either of these checkout options.

Enable on your site’s checkout page

To turn on Apple and/or Google pay for Square Online:

  1. In your Square Online Overview page, go to Settings > Checkout or Shared Settings > Checkout.
  2. Connect Square as your payment processor.
  3. Toggle on Accept Apple Pay and/or Accept Google Pay.
  4. If you don’t see these payment options appear on your live site, republish your site from the Square Online site editor and refresh your live site.

Enable on your site’s item pages

You may also allow your customers to skip checkout and purchase an item directly from the item details page using Apple Pay or Google Pay. To do so:

  1. In your Square Online Overview page, go to Settings > Checkout or Shared Settings > Checkout.
  2. Select Edit advanced settings.
  3. Under ‘Pay buttons’, check the box to Display the Apple Pay and Google Pay buttons on the item details page.
  4. Select Save when finished.
  5. If you don’t see these payment options appear on your live site, republish your site from the Square Online site editor and refresh your live site.

Once enabled, if a buyer adds items to the cart and then launches Apple Pay or Google Pay directly from the item page, only that item will be purchased. Any items previously added to the cart will not be included in the transaction. When Apple Pay or Google Pay is launched from the shopping cart, all items in the cart will be included in the transaction.

Stop Accepting Payments

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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.

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