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Set Up Touch Free Checkout Using Payment Links

Offer more touch-free checkout options through your Square Point of Sale with payment links. When you select Send Payment Link, your customer will get a unique link on their phone they can use to pay—whether they're in your store or on the go. Simply select Send link via text or Share link to send the payment link directly to your customer through email, text message, or social media.


There is no monthly fee for using payment links. You’ll only pay the Square standard eCommerce processing fee of 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction.


Some immediate benefits to using this payment method:

  • Less Contact: Increase safety and peace of mind for your customers and staff by offering a touch-free payment experience.

  • Flexible options: Whether you’re selling multiple items, requesting a custom amount, or have tipping enabled, this payment option flexes to fit what you’re selling.

  • No obstacles: Customers won't need to enter PINs or install special apps to pay.

  • Convenient payment options: Accept credit and debit cards or digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay or Square Pay. If eligible, you can also accept Afterpay.

Send Payment Links

  1. From the Checkout screen of your Square POS app, enter a custom amount on the keypad or select an item from your Library or Favourites tab.

  2. Tap Review sale > Charge.

  3. Tap Send Payment Link.

  4. Tap Share link to copy the unique URL to share it manually or select from the quick share options to text or email your customer.

    Payment Link Created
  5. Once the customer opens the link, a simple payment screen will appear and they will have the option to manually enter their card details or express checkout via their digital wallets such as Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Enable Tipping on Payment Links

When you’re using payment links, you can easily allow for tips from your customers. To enable tipping for your payment links from your Square POS app:

  1. Tap ≡ More > Settings > Checkout.

  2. Tap Tipping.

  3. Toggle on Collect Tips.

  4. Configure your tip settings.

Your customers will now automatically see tipping settings of 5%, 10%, and 15% on their payment link. Learn more about tipping within Square Point of Sale.

Check out additional articles on alternative ways to use payment links in Point of Sale and Square Online Checkout links. You can also review frequently asked questions.

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