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Square Installments in Your Point of Sale

If you have a customer interested in paying over time with Square Installments, you can now use your Square Point of Sale App to help them get started.

Please note: This feature is not yet available on the Square Register.

Learn how to:

  • Let customers know about Square Installments
  • Accept a Square Installments payment
Point of Sale Check out Screen
Square Installments button in checkout screen within the point of sale

Let customers know about Square Installments

When ringing up your customer for a purchase, first confirm with them how they’d like to pay. If they want to pay over time, select Square Installments as the payment type.

Selecting this will give you two options:

  • Share application link
  • Enter installments card number

Follow the steps below to help your customers get started right away:

  1. Enter the purchase price of the item or service your customer is interested in and then tap charge.
  2. Select Square Installments as the payment type
  3. Tap Share Application link
  4. Share your point-of-sale device with your customer so they can choose how they’d like to get started—either with a scan code or a text message.
Customer options screen

Scan Code

If they choose Scan Code, they’ll see a QR code on the screen which they’ll need to scan using their smartphones. Customers can simply scan the QR code right through their camera app or with a QR code scanner, like Bixby, QR Code Reader, or Samsung Optical Reader.

From there, they’ll get an onscreen notification on their phone with a link to your Square Installments web page where they can start the application.

QR Code Screen

Text Message

Customers also have the option to select Text Me. If they prefer this option, they just need to enter in their phone number. Once they hit send, they’ll get a text with a link to get started with the application.

SMS link to the Installments application screen

Accept payment for Square Installments

When your customer is ready to pay with their Square Installments digital card, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Enter their purchase amount in your Point of Sale app and then tap charge
  2. Select Square Installments as the payment type
  3. Select Installments Card Number Entry and then key in their digital card number.
  4. Hit Charge

Note: The digital card can only be used once and has an expiry date.

Installments card entry screen

All loans through the Square Installments program are issued by Celtic Bank, a Utah-Chartered Industrial Bank, Member FDIC, located in Salt Lake City, UT. Program terms apply; for more information click here.

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