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How to Accept Payments on your Square Dashboard

Without Square Reader

Log in to your online Square Dashboard

  1. Go to and use your email and password to sign in.

  2. Click Sign in.

Go to Virtual Terminal

In the navigation pane, click Virtual Terminal > Take a Payment.

Virtual Terminal

Learn more about Virtual Terminal.

Enter payment details

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 card, gift card, record cash or record other payment type.

Complete the sale

That’s it—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.

Complete the Sale

Learn more about Square Pricing.


Go to your online Square Dashboard

On a computer, go to and click Dashboard in the upper right corner. Sign in and go to the Invoices page. Click the Create Invoice button. To create a recurring invoice, select the Recurring option.

Create your invoice

Select 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 to select it from this menu.

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.

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.

Learn more about sending invoices.

Send Invoice

Track invoice payment

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

Track Invoice

Learn more about Square Invoices.

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