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Square Online FAQs

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About Square Online

Can I use Square Online even if I’m not selling anything?

Yes. Square Online is a great tool that helps you build a website without an online store.

For example, you can create blog-style Stories or show off your portfolio with an image gallery section. You can also host videos on your website by uploading your own files or embedding ones from YouTube. For further customisation, you can even add external content and widgets with code.

Explore all of your options in the Square Online site editor.

How can I effectively build a website?

In the Square Online site editor, you can create pages and navigation, add a logo and adjust colours and fonts for branding.

Learn more about how to navigate the Square Online site editor to start building your website.

Does Square Online integrate or work with social networks like Facebook or Instagram?

Yes. You can set up your items with Facebook Shops to sell items on social platforms like Facebook and Instagram. You can also add food ordering buttons to your profiles with Facebook Food Ordering if you’re a food and beverage seller.

How can I spread the word about my website?

Here are some suggestions to help you grow your website traffic:

  • Spread the word: Tell your customers, family and friends about your site.
  • Optimise for search engines: Make sure people can find your website or items when they search online by following our Ultimate SEO Guide.
  • Update regularly: Keep your website content fresh with blog-style Stories to give visitors a reason to come back.
  • Use your social networks: Post your site to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, LinkedIn or other social networks whenever you update your content.
  • Promote your site: Add a link to your email signature and include a link to your site when you post to forums or comment on articles.
  • Start an email newsletter: Use newsletter signup popups on your site as a tool to bring visitors back to your website and continue email promotions with email marketing.
  • Get reciprocal links: Swap links with other websites that have a similar audience to drive free, qualified traffic. Join our Seller Community to get connected with other sellers that also use Square Online.

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Can I set up multiple locations with Square Online?

Yes. If you have multiple locations, when your customers place an order online, they can specify the location. Learn more about managing multiple locations with Square.

How do I set up my items?

Learn how to add items and categories to Square Online. To highlight certain items you sell, try using a featured items section on your website.

Can I manually set up categories in Square Online?

Yes. From your Square Online Overview page, go to Items > Site Categories and select Add Category. Give your new category a name and add any items you want to include by selecting Choose items.

Learn more about adding items and categories in Square Online.

Will Square Gift Cards work on Square Online?

Yes. If a customer has a Square Gift Card associated with your business, they’ll be able to apply their balance during the site checkout flow.

Will customers who place an order through my Square Online site be added to my customer directory?

Yes. Customers who place orders on your site will be added to a list in your Customer Directory. Learn more about Customer Directory.

Manage Online Orders

Can I view orders from other Square apps?

Yes. When a customer places an order, you’ll receive an in-app notification, and you can accept and update an order’s progress as you prepare and finish the order.

To manage your Square Online orders, go to the Order Manager in your Square POS or online Square Dashboard by navigating to Orders.

Why didn’t I receive a notification when my customer placed an order?

Depending on your email provider, notifications will sometimes be filtered to your spam folder. Double-check your spam folder and add the following email addresses to your contacts:


If you don’t want all of your online order notifications to go to your Square account email address, you can update your preferences in Square Online to send notifications to as many as three different emails. You can also completely disable notifications if you prefer not to receive any. Learn more about configuring order notification preferences in Square Online.

Why can’t my customers place an order if I’ve marked an item as available?

If your items display as Unavailable, or don’t appear at all on your Square Online site, there are a few things to consider that could be the cause. Learn more about troubleshooting non-visible items in Square Online.

Will customers receive my customised digital receipts for online purchases?

When a customer places an order through Square Online, they’ll receive a receipt from the Square Online site only. These can be customised in the store emails section of your Square Online Overview page. Learn more about customising store emails in Square Online.

Why are my customers only seeing the option to have an item delivered?

By default, each item’s fulfilment is set to delivery. To change the fulfilment type, change it for each item individually or use the bulk editing method.