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Create a Service from the Square Appointments App

You can create a service directly from the Square Appointments app.

You are also able to add variations and modifiers to your services. For example, charging less for short vs. long hair services.

Create Service

To get started:

  1. From the app navigation bar, tap Items and Services.

  2. Select the + symbol.

  3. Enter the service details and decide which staff members can perform the services.

  4. Tap Save.

Read more about getting started with Square Appointments.

Add a Variation to a Service

You can use variations to customize service duration and pricing. To get started:

  1. Select a service you’d like to add a variation to from the Service Library > click Add Variation.

  2. Enter variation name, price details, and duration > Online Booking.

  3. For each variation choose whether or not the variation will be bookable online and what team members can preform the service variation > Locations.

  4. Choose which locations this service is available at > Create and Add Another or select > Done.

  5. Click Save.

Add a Color to a Service

You can assign a color to each service to view your calendar by service instead of by staff member. If there are multiple services for an appointment, the appointment will show multiple colors on your calendar. 

To assign colors to each service:

  1. Go to Items & Services from the menu.

  2. Tap Services.

  3. Select one of your services.

  4. Tap the color badge and select the color you want to assign to the service.

  5. Tap Save.

  6. Repeat for your other services.

To view your calendar by service:

  1. From the calendar screen, open your Calendar settings.

  2. Scroll to Color code and select By service.

  3. Tap Save.

Enable Bookable Services

In order for you or your staff’s availability to pull through online or to 3P integrations:

From the Square Dashboard
1. From the main menu, navigate to Appointments.
2. Select "Staff" from the Appointments menu.
3. Click on the staff member.
4. Toggle on Bookable by Customers Online.
5. Adjust staff members’ hours and select services offered as necessary.
6. Click "Save."

From the Square Appointments App:
1. From the app navigation bar, tap "Items and Services."
2. Tap the service you would like to edit.
3. Tap "Assigned Team Members."
4. Add relevant staff members. Note: staff members must be set as "Bookable" by Customers Online to show up as options here. Follow the instructions above for the Square Dashboard if you do not see all relevant staff members.
5. Tap "Save."

Add service cost 

You can add service cost for single or multiple variations. To get started:

From the Square Dashboard

  1. From the main menu, select Items > Service Library.

  2. Select the variations you would like to edit.

  3. Toggle On Track Service Cost.

  4. Select the Cost type and the Service cost.

  5. Click Save.

Note: Service Cost is available under Square Appointments Premium . This includes both setting a service cost and deducting service cost from commissions.