Square's Free Processing Programme
When you invite friends to join Square, you each benefit from reimbursed card processing fees. For each person who activates their account through your referral link, you’ll receive reimbursements on processing fees up to £1,000 in sales over the next 180 days (6 months). After activation, your friends will also receive £1,000 in free processing.
Share Your Referral Link
You can share your link directly from your Square Point of Sale app or Square Dashboard.
For you to receive your referral reward, the new people you refer must be new to Square when they activate their Square account, and process a minimum credit card payment of £1 using your referral link.
Note: Currently referrals can only be made within the same country in which your business is located. Cross-border free processing is not available at this time.
Customise Your Referral Link
Create a custom referral link that’s easy to remember and on-brand with your business.
Note: Creating a custom referral link will invalidate any previous links associated with your account. Make sure to update and share the new custom link going forward.
Add Your Link to Receipts & Invoices
- Under Get Free Processing, toggle on Show referral banner on invoice and estimate receipts.
View Your Referral Status
You can see which rewards are available in the Referrals section of your Square Point of Sale app or the Get Free Processing section of your online Dashboard. You can also track the status of your referral, nudge them to sign up by resending their invitation and see whether they’ve taken their first payment.
Your referrals will be displayed along with their status:
Waiting for sign-up: Referee has not completed creation of their Square account. You can tap Nudge to resend the email invitation to the referee.
Waiting for first payment: Referee has an active Square account, but has not processed their first minimum credit card payment of £1 using your referral link.
Complete: Referee has signed up for a Square account and accepted their first payment with Square. Select the Claim button to choose a reward.
Select Your Reward
After a business you refer creates a Square account using your referral code and processes their first payment for $1 or more, we’ll notify you to select a reward. Look out for the notification via email, in your Square Point of Sale app or in your Square Dashboard.
Note: If a reward is not selected 30 days after a new seller activates their account using your referral code and processes their first payment of £1 or more, your credit on processing fees up to £1,000 in sales will be automatically applied to your account.
Track Your Free Processing
While your free processing offer is active, after each payment, we’ll automatically credit your Square balance for the transaction fee, and the reimbursements will be grouped with your next transfer. Learn more about your transfer schedule options.
You can view the free processing amounts applied to your payments in the referral activity section of the Referrals page of your Square Point of Sale app or the Get Free Processing page of your online Square Dashboard. Select an individual payment to view the total free processing amount applied.
Once you process £1,000 in payments or 180 calendar days have passed (whichever happens first), you’ll be automatically charged your usual per-transaction fee going forward.
Note: If you process a refund, Square will first look to your Square balance to cover the refund, including any associated fee reimbursements. If there are insufficient funds in your Square balance, Square will debit your linked bank account. The full sale amount is always returned to your customer, and Square returns any associated reimbursement to your free processing balance.