Prohibited Goods and Services with Square Point of Sale

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 Square’s Payment Terms. In that agreement, you confirmed that you will not use Square’s payment services in connection with the following businesses or business activities:

  • Any illegal activity or goods
  • Paraphernalia that may be used for illegal activity
  • Buyer or membership clubs, including dues associated with such clubs
  • Credit counselling or credit 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, or a physical visit with a physician including re-importation of pharmaceuticals from foreign countries)
  • Unauthorised 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, Fantasy Football, off-track betting and wagers at races
  • Financial institutions offering manual or automated cash disbursements
  • Prepaid cards, cheques, insurance or other financial merchandise or services
  • Sales of money-orders or foreign currency by non-financial institutions
  • Wire transfer money orders
  • High-risk products and services, including telemarketing sales
  • Service station merchants
  • Automated fuel dispensers
  • Adult entertainment oriented products or services (in any medium, including Internet, telephone or printed material)
  • Sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury
  • Internet/mail order/telephone order of age restricted products (e.g., tobacco, alcohol)
  • Occult materials
  • Hate or harmful products
  • Escort services
  • Bankruptcy lawyers or collection agencies engaged in the collection of debt
  • Airlines, air carriers, cruise ships and steam ships, with the exception of (a) small charter airlines that (i) only use small propeller driven aircraft with fewer than 15 seats per aircraft and (ii) are not used in connection with corporate aviation programmes and (b) on-board purchases,
  • Car rentals, including construction equipment rentals
  • Branded accommodation
  • Unsolicited vendors that require immediate payment for the future provision of products or services (e.g. door-to-door salesmen)
  • Use of transaction proceeds as investment in the future maturity or value of goods

For more information, review Square’s Payment Terms.