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Order Your Square Gift Cards

With Square, it’s easy to create and sell custom gift cards for your business. To use your gift cards, make sure you’re using the most recent version of the Square app on a compatible device.

Order Your Gift Cards

To sell your gift cards to customers, you’ll need to start by ordering the physical gift cards first. To do so:

  1. Go to Payments > Gift Cards in your online Square Dashboard.

  2. Select Plastic Gift Cards.

  3. Click Order Cards.

  4. Select Quick Card or Custom Card > Continue.

  5. Add your information, including any business details.

  6. Add optional accessories such as sleeves or displays to help boost your gift card sales.

  7. Click Submit and Continue to Checkout.

  8. Confirm your order details, enter your billing details, and click Place Order.

Note: If you have questions about your order, contact Square’s Gift Card vendor eCard systems for help.

Once you’ve received your gift cards:

  1. Make sure you’re using the most recent version of the Square app on a compatible device.

  2. Confirm or edit your gift card default amounts.

  3. Start selling your gift cards! During checkout, to redeem the gift card balance you can either swipe your customer’s gift card, manually enter the gift card number, or scan the gift card QR code or barcode with your device’s camera or a compatible barcode scanner.

Redeeming gift card balances via QR code or a barcode scanner is only available on iOS devices at this time.

Note: If you are using a third-party eCommerce integration partner and selling physical Square gift cards, please check with the integration partner before ordering to ensure they are redeemable. Although Square is the payment processor, the partner may not always support external gift card redemption from Square.

Square Gift Card Fees

The price of your gift card order is based on your order size, and is a one-time cost per order. Gift cards can be reloaded and reused multiple times.

Square’s payment processing fees will apply for gift cards purchased with credit or debit cards. There are no additional recurring fees for using Square Gift Cards.

Card Options Description Price Production Time Estimate* Templates
Starter Pack Batches of 20 cards in a theme you choose of 4 designs. Includes a paper countertop presentation box. $1.50 per card 1 business day Pre-designed cards - no customization available.
Quick Card Choose from our library of designs. 75 card minimum order 65¢ - 88¢ per card depending on order volume 3-7 business days Pre-designed templates that you can add your business information to.
Custom Card Design your own card by uploading your artwork. 75 card minimum order 50¢ - $1.23 per card depending on order volume 15 business days Upload your own artwork. Can also add your logo and any other text.

*Estimated production time does not include additional shipping time (3-5 working days for Starter Packs and Customized gift cards and 3-7 working days for Quick Cards).

Orders can take up to 4–18 business days total. Learn more about eCard Systems shipping information.

Note: Much like cash or other tender payments, no additional fees will apply to transactions completed with a gift card issued from Square – only the payment total will be deducted from the gift card balance.

Learn about reporting and analytics for your Square Gift Cards.

Once you’ve placed your order, learn how to use your Square Gift Cards.