Create and Manage Discounts

Create and edit discounts from your online Square Dashboard or from the Square app. After you’ve set up discounts, learn how to apply them at checkout.

Keep in mind, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) prohibits misleading “former price comparisons.” If you advertise or promote item(s) at a discounted price, it’s your responsibility to ensure you’re meeting the FTC’s guidelines.

We recommend you reach out to a legal expert if you have questions about the FTC’s guidelines.

Note: Although you can create discounts for items purchased through the Square app, to create discounts for your Square Online Store, you’ll need to head to your Weebly store editor.

Read more about setting up promotions and discounts for your Square Online Store.

Create and Edit Discounts

Square App

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines > Items.
  2. Tap Discounts > Create Discount or select a discount to modify.
  3. Enter the discount details and tap Save.

You can edit the name and percentage or dollar amount of manual and automatic discounts from the app. To set and edit rules for automatic discounts, sign in to your online Square Dashboard. Discounts can also be deleted from the Square app.

Online Square Dashboard

  1. Visit Items > Discounts in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create New Discount.
  3. Enter the discount details > Save.

Note: If you’d like to create a variable discount so you can enter the amount at checkout, leave the Amount field blank.

Create Automatic Discounts

Create automatic discounts for specific items and categories, daily specials like happy hours, or limited time offers.

Note: At this time, automatic discounts can only be created from your online Square Dashboard.

Create Automatic Item or Category Discounts

  1. Visit Items > Discounts in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create New Discount.
  3. Enter the discount details.
  4. Toggle on Auto Apply to Items and Categories.
  5. Click Select Items to apply discounts to certain items or categories automatically.
  6. Choose up to 100 individual items or categories and click Done. To select all items, select the checkbox next to the Items heading.
  7. Save.

Create a Recurring Discount

  1. Visit Items > Discounts in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create Discount to add a new discount.
  3. Enter the discount details.
  4. Toggle on Auto Apply to Items and Categories.
  5. Click Select Items to apply discounts to certain items or categories automatically.
  6. Choose up to 100 individual items or categories and click Done. To select all items, select the checkbox next to the “Items” heading.
  7. Toggle on Set Schedule.
  8. Set the days of the week and times of day this discount is available.
  9. Click Save.

Create a Limited Time Discount

  1. Visit Items > Discounts in your online Square Dashboard.
  2. Click Create New Discount.
  3. Enter the discount details.
  4. Toggle on Auto Apply to Items and Categories.
  5. Click Select Items to apply discounts to certain items or categories automatically.
  6. Choose up to 100 individual items or categories and click Done. To select all items, select the checkbox next to the “Items” heading.
  7. Toggle on Set Date Range and select dates to create a limited time discount.
  8. Click Save.

Learn more about using discounts with Square.

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