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Manage Payment Types with the Square App

Customise your checkout screen by toggling and reordering what Payment Types are available at checkout. By default, each payment type will be enabled - including cash and cheque for recording purposes only.

Payment Types

Manual Credit Card Entry

Manually key-in card details to accept payments without a reader.

Card on File

Charge a customer’s card on file if your customer has provided written authorisation to store their payment card.

Gift Card

Enter an eGift Card or physical Gift Card number to accept Square Gift Cards.

Send Payment Link

Create a touch-free payment link for fixed rate items and share with your customer via SMS, email, or your preferred communication tool.

Other Payment Types

To keep your payment records in one place, you can use Square to record and track cash, cheques, gift cards from third-party services, and other types of payments.

There is no fee to accept cash, cheque, or other tender. When you accept other tender types, Square doesn’t process any funds and functions only as an organisational tool for recording purposes. Money for these transactions are exchanged directly between you and your customer and will not be transferred by Square.


Accept cash payments.

Other Gift Card or Certificate

Record a payment made using a third-party gift card or certificate.


Record a cheque payment.

Other Payment Types

Record a payment using another payment type.

Customise Payment Types

  1. From the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen, tap More.

  2. Tap Settings > Checkout > Payment Types.

  3. To rearrange, drag and drop by tapping the three horizontal lines next to the Payment Type name.

  4. Tap the toggle button to the right of the Payment Type to add or remove it from your checkout screen.

  5. Use the Preview button at the top of the screen to preview your new checkout screen.

Note: Any edits made to one device will reflect on all other devices linked to that location.

To restrict staff access to edit Payment Types, disable Change Settings in your Team Member Permissions.