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Get Started with Checkout Links in Square Point of Sale

Create Checkout links in Square Point of Sale for your customer to pay you instantly in person or online without a card present. You can send a checkout link to your customers, offering a simple contactless payment solution that will allow your customers to self-serve.

Create a Checkout Link

To create a Checkout link in the Square app:

  1. Enter the amount you want to charge in the keypad.

  2. Tap Charge.

  3. Tap Send Checkout Link.

  4. Share the link anyway you want — text, email, social, etc.

You can also create links through the Settings tab or the Edit item page.

Square Online Checkout links are only available for domestic sales. If you’d like to sell online internationally or create a fully customizable eCommerce website, take a look at Square Online.

Enable Tipping

When you’re creating a Checkout link, you can easily allow for tips from your customers. To turn on tipping for your pay links:

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner to navigate to the menu.

  2. Tap Settings > Tipping.

  3. Toggle Collect Tips to on.

  4. Your customers will now automatically see tipping settings of 15%, 20%, and 25% on their payment link, with a default tip percentage of 15%.

Click here for more information on tipping within Square Point of Sale.

Buyer Entered Payments

To access in the Square Point of Sale app:

  1. From Settings, select Online Checkout.

  2. Tap Create link > Collect payments.

  3. Name your link.

  4. Toggle on Allow buyer to enter custom amount..

  5. Tap Save.

For more instruction on setting up and managing Checkout links on your Square Dashboard, check out this article.

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