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Square's Referral Program

When you invite friends to join Square, you both benefit from rewards, including credits on processing fees up to $1,000 in sales over the next 180 days (6 months). As an existing seller referring someone to Square, you’ll also have the option to take advantage of $20 off a Square Contactless + Chip Reader.

How to Refer Friends

Share Your Referral Link

You can get your link directly from your online Square Dashboard or from your POS app. Here’s how:

From Square Dashboard:

  1. Log in to your your online Square Dashboard, click Account & Settings.

  2. Within the Account tab, click Get Free Processing. Your referral link will be listed on this page.

  3. You can choose to share your unique link on Twitter, Facebook, or simply copy and paste it in any social media status or emails to friends.

  4. To add a referral link to your receipts, click Receipt from Account & Settings and check the box next to Show Referral Link > Save.

From Point of Sale app:

  1. Download or log in to your POS app.

  2. From the navigation menu, select Settings > Account.

  3. Tap Send referral which provides the option to either enter in the email address of the person you wish to refer or copy your referral link to share via SMS, Twitter, Facebook, or elsewhere.

  4. Press Done once you're finished.

For you to receive your referral reward, the new sellers you referred must 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.

Customize Your Referral Link

Create a custom referral link that’s easy to remember and on-brand with your business.

To do so:

  1. Visit the Account & Settings section of your online Square Dashboard > Get Free Processing.

  2. Click Customize, located to the right of your referral code.

  3. Enter a custom 10-character code. Note: Your custom code must be 10 characters.

  4. Click Save.

Custom Referaal Code Modal

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.You can only customize your referral link from your online Square Dashboard at this time.

Add Your Referral Link to Your Receipts and Invoices

Add Your Referral Link to Your Receipts

If you work with other business owners, consider helping them get started with Square with free processing. Adding a referral link to your receipts means your clients will be able to join Square and get referral benefits using the referral code in your receipt.

  1. From the Account & Settings section of your online Square Dashboard, click Receipt.

  2. Check the box next to Show referral banner.

  3. Click Save.

Invoice with Referral Banner

Note: Each person you refer must be new to Square and must activate through your unique link and process a payment for a minimum of $1 for you both to receive the reward offer.

Add Your Referral Link to Your Invoices

  1. From the Invoices section of your online Square Dashboard, click Settings.

  2. Under Get Free Processing, toggle Show referral banner on invoice email on.

  3. When a customer uses your link to activate a Square account, you’ll both receive free processing on up to $1,000 in sales over the next 180 days.

Receipt With Referral Code

View Current Rewards & Offers

You can see which rewards are available in the Get Free Processing section of your online Square Dashboard.

Rewards for referring new sellers include:

  • Free Processing: Receive free processing on up to $1000 in sales over the next 180 days on all card transactions.

  • $20 off Square Contactless + Chip Reader: Receive a discount on Square’s most advanced reader when you purchase from Square’s Hardware Shop.

In order for the free processing offer to be applied to your account, the business that you referred must use your referral link to activate their account and process at least one payment of more than $1 or more with Square. The seller that you refer that uses your referral code to set up a Square account will receive their offer for free processing on up to $1000 once they activate their account using your referral link.

Note: If you refer more than one friend, you will not be able to combine your $20 off redemption code for the Square Contactless + Chip Reader. You will only be able to apply one discount code per order. In addition, $20 off redemption codes can only be used **once**.

Here you’ll also find any other rewards or processing credits you might earn through Square.

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.

To select your reward:

  1. Sign in to the Get Free Processing section of your online Square Dashboard.

  2. If you have an available reward, click Redeem Now from the Current Offers section.

  3. Select which type of reward you’d like to redeem. If you choose the discount code for a Contactless + Chip Reader, you can save it for a future purchase before the expiration date or shop for hardware by clicking Use Now.

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.

Use 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 deposit. Learn more about our deposit schedule options.

Once you process $1,000 of payments or 180 calendar days has passed (whichever occurs first), you’ll be automatically charged your usual per-transaction fee going forward.

You can view the free processing amount that is applied to your payments in the Transactions tab in your POS app or online Square Dashboard. Once you select an individual payment, you’ll see the free processing amount and total fees applied. 

Confirm Reimbursed Processing Fees

To view your free processing reimbursements, visit Balance in your online Square Dashboard and use the date-selector tool to choose a date range of transfers. Select a transfer from the list to view your free processing credits included in that transfer.

You can also view your reimbursements by downloading the Transfers spreadsheet from the Balance tab. Your free processing reimbursements will populate beneath the associated transactions.

Learn more about navigating your Balance page and exporting your transfer history.

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.

Processing fees are reimbursed to your account on each transfer. After an offer has been fully redeemed or expired, your standard pricing will apply. If you’ve selected to receive $20 off a new Contactless + Chip Reader, you’ll receive your code once the referred business activates a Square Account and processes a payment of at least $1.

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