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Square Shop Shipping & Tracking FAQ

Depending on your selected shipping method, your Square Shop order will arrive anywhere between 2 to 14 business days for standard shipping. Paid express shipping options typically arrive within 1 to 3 business days.

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding your hardware order below.

Shipping and Delivery FAQ

Do you ship to PO Boxes or Parcel Locker addresses?

Yes, we ship to PO Boxes within the United States.

Do you ship to US territories?

We do not ship to American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

How can I check my order tracking details?

We’ll email updates as we process your order, including carrier tracking details for shipped orders and order status. You can track your order from the link in your shipping confirmation email, as well as sign up for SMS alerts about the status of your shipment. The tracking page and SMS messages relay the shipment scans while en route.

Tracking information can take up to 24 hours to appear after your item ships. Note If an order includes multiple items, each may have a separate delivery date and tracking information.

What is the “Ready to Go” status?

Our warehouse is finalizing your order for shipping. Your tracking will update once the delivery carrier picks up and scans your item for delivery.

If you do not see tracking after 48 hours, please contact Square Support at 855-700-6000, Monday to Friday, 6am - 6pm PST.

Why is my order delayed?

For delays due to severe weather, delivery carrier outages, or unforeseen natural causes, please check the carrier’s website for updates:

You can also sign up to receive SMS messages from the shipment tracking webpage.

Note: If your delivery date changes, please allow the carrier the opportunity to deliver on the new scheduled day.

How can I locate a missing order?

If your tracking information states that your package was delivered but you have not received it, please check around your home, as the package may have been left in a safe place.

Please check with your neighbours as someone may have retrieved the package.

If you are still unable to locate your package, please contact the carrier directly to confirm the delivery location.

If you have spoken to the carrier and they are unable to assist, contact Square Support at 855-700-6000, Monday to Friday, 6am - 6pm PST with your order number and our team can help.

I’ve received my order but I’m missing items

Some orders are sent in multiple shipments which may deliver at different times or business days. Please refer to your shipment confirmation email for information on each package.

If your package is missing an item, please contactcontact Square Support at 855-700-6000, Monday to Friday, 6am - 6pm PST with your order number and details of the missing item(s).

I’ve missed a delivery, how do I collect it?

Our carriers deliver throughout the day—including evenings—but sometimes they are unable to deliver your package. The carrier will let you know they are holding it at a local facility by leaving a note or calling you directly. Please contact the carrier directly to organize pickup/redelivery of your order.

Why is my delivery status pending?

If you are awaiting your free Reader, your package will be handed off from DHL to USPS for last mile delivery. You can expect your package to be delivered 5-14 business days after it has been handed off to USPS.

If your tracking information shows “On its way” or “In Transit” and there is no delivery date after 48 hours, please contact the delivery carrier directly to receive an update. If they are unable to assist, contact Square Support at 855-700-6000, Monday to Friday, 6am - 6pm PST.

I’ve received my order but an item is damaged or incorrect.

If you receive a damaged item please request a return or replacement by visiting our Warranty and Return page.

If you received an incorrect item, please contact Square Support at 855-700-6000, Monday to Friday, 6am - 6pm PST with your order number for further assistance.

Change Order FAQ

I’ve just placed an order, can I change the shipping method?

It is not possible to change the shipping method from standard to express or vice versa after your order has been placed.

Can I change the delivery address after I’ve placed an order?

If your package has shipped via FedEx, you are able to change the delivery to a FedEx location via the Shipment Track page linked in your shipment confirmation email.

Otherwise, if you need to change the delivery address on your shipment, please contact the carrier directly:

Returns, Exchanges and Refunds FAQ

If you need to return or exchange your Square Hardware, visit Square Hardware Limited Warranty and Returns for detailed instructions on how to proceed.

What happens after I process a warranty exchange?

When processing an eligible warranty exchange, a replacement order is automatically generated—free of charge—so that you receive your new hardware as soon as possible. Your debit or credit card will not be charged unless we do not receive your broken unit within 14 days.

If you feel you have been charged in error, please contact Square Support at 855-700-6000, Monday to Friday, 6am - 6pm PST for further assistance.

How do I return my order?

Square offers a 30-day, risk-free return policy on all hardware and accessories purchased from Square Shop. To return your hardware:

  1. Locate your Order ID number on your original order confirmation email.
  2. Complete the return form.
  3. Include all cords, the original packaging, and the original packing slip with your return.
  4. Upon receiving your return, Square will refund your payment card after confirming that all hardware is included. Refunds will be issued to the original purchasing card within seven business days.

Note: Square products purchased through third-party retailers must be returned in accordance with the respective refund and exchange policy of the retailer.

I’ve returned my order. When will I receive the refund?

Refunds for returned units are processed as soon as the returned package arrives at our warehouse. You may track the progress of your return shipment from the link in your return confirmation email. You will receive an email confirmation when your refund has been processed.

If it has been more than 10 days since you shipped your return package and you have not received your refund, please contact Square Support at 855-700-6000, Monday to Friday, 6am - 6pm PST for assistance.

While You are Waiting for Your Hardware

While you’re waiting for your order to arrive, you can manually enter payments from the Square app, send Square Invoices Plus , or process payments using the Virtual Terminal in your online Square Dashboard.

If you need a Square Reader immediately, pick one up at a participating retail store. Square Terminal and Square Stand are also available at selected retail partners. We recommend contacting your local store prior to visiting to ensure they have stock.

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