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Set Up Contact-Free Checkout Using Payment Links

Offer more contact-free checkout options through your Square Point of Sale with payment links.

When you select Send Payment Link, your customer will get a simple link on their own phone they can use to pay – whether they're in your store or on the go. Just text or email your customer to get started. There is no monthly fee for using checkout links. You’ll only pay Square standard eCommerce processing fee of 1.4% + €0.25 (excluding VAT) per transaction for European cards, and 2.9% + €0.25 (excluding VAT) per transaction for non-European cards.

Some immediate benefits to using these payment methods:

  • Less Contact: Increase safety and peace of mind for your customers and staff by offering a contact-free payment experience.

  • Flexible options: Whether you’re selling multiple items, requesting a custom amount or have tipping enabled, this payment option flexes to fit what you’re selling.

  • No obstacles: Customers don’t need to enter PINs or install special apps to pay.

  • Provide convenient payment options: Accept credit and debit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Use Payment Links as a Contact-Free Payment

In your Square Point of Sale, ring in items like you normally would or key in prices. You can also enable tipping in your settings. When the customer is ready to pay, you’ll see Send Payment Link appear as a payment option on the checkout screen.

When you select Send Payment Link:

  1. We’ll create a unique link your customer can use to pay.

  2. You can share this link via email, or text it to your customer’s phone.

  3. Your customer selects the link to open a simple payment screen.

  4. Your customer can pay and tip on their phone using their debit card, Google Pay or Apple Pay.

Enable Tipping on Payment Links

When you’re using payment links, you can easily allow for tips from your customers. To turn on tipping for your payment links:

  1. From the POS menu, go to Settings > Tipping.

  2. Toggle on Collect Tips.

Your customers will now automatically see tipping settings of 5%, 10% and 15% on their payment link. Learn more about tipping within Square Point of Sale.

Check out additional articles on alternative ways to use payment links in Point of Sale and Square Payment Links. You can also review Frequently Asked Questions.

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