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Accept Payments on the Online Square Dashboard

You can accept payments online on a desktop device by signing into your online Square Dashboard, and selecting either Virtual Terminal or Invoices. Learn more details below.

Accept Payments with Virtual Terminal

To accept payments with Virtual Terminal, go to the Virtual Terminal Overview page and select Take a Payment.

Learn more about getting started with Virtual Terminal, and how to navigate the Virtual Terminal Overview page in Dashboard.

Enter payment details

Virtual Terminal

When taking a payment with Virtual Terminal, select Quick Charge. Then enter the amount to be charged, an optional note for the payment, and select a Payment Method. You can manually enter the card details, swipe a card using a Square Reader for Magstripe, or charge a card on file. Learn more about accepting payments with Virtual Terminal.

When you’re ready, swipe or click Charge.

You can also Split Tender with Virtual Terminal to accept multiple tender types such as payment or gift cards, or you can record other payment types like cash.

Complete the sale

Your funds will be transferred into your bank account as fast as the next business day, or in seconds with instant transfer. Review Square’s transfer options.

You can keep track of all your transactions by going to Sales > Transactions in your online Square Dashboard.

Square’s standard processing fee for Virtual Terminal payments is 3.5% + 15¢ per manually-entered payment, and 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe.

Learn more about Square’s processing fees and Square Pricing.

Complete the Sale

Accept Payments with Invoices

To accept payments with Square Invoices, go to the online Square Dashboard and select Invoices > Create Invoice to start setting up an invoice.

Learn more about getting started with Square Invoices, and how to navigate the Square Invoices Overview page in Dashboard.

Square Dashboard

Create your Invoice

When taking a payment with Square Invouces, start by selecting a customer from your Customer Directory, or enter a new name and email address. Under Delivery Method, select whether you’d like to email your customer this invoice or manually share the invoice link. If your customer has a card on file, you’ll have the option as a payment method.

Invoice Tab

Send your Invoice

Before sending your invoice, select Preview in the top right-hand corner to view your invoice as your customer will see it. You can also click Save as draft to save the current version to work on later, or to keep it as a template to duplicate and send anytime. Learn more about sending invoices.

When the information is complete, click Send. Your customer receives an emailed invoice that looks like this, and you get a copy in your inbox.

Send Invoice

Track Invoice payments

Once your invoice is sent, you can track whether it has been paid from your online Square Dashboard.

Track Invoice

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