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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 simple link on their phone they can use to pay — whether they're in your store or on the go. Just 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 these payment methods:

  • 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 having tipping enabled, these payment options flex to fit what you’re selling.

  • No obstacles: Customers don’t need to enter pin numbers or install special apps to pay.

  • Convenient payment options: Accept credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Square Pay.

Use Payment Links as a Touch-Free Payment

In your Square Point of Sale, ring up items like you regularly would or key in prices. When the customer is ready to pay, you’ll see Send Payment Link appear as a payment option on the checkout screen. On Square Register and Terminal, you can select Send link via text.

When you select Send Payment Link:

  1. We’ll create a unique link your customer can use to pay.

  2. You can share this link by sending a text directly to your customer’s phone or sharing it through email, messaging apps, or social media.

  3. Your customer can click the link to open a payment screen.

  4. Your customer can pay and tip on their phone using their credit card, Google Pay, Apple Pay, or Square Pay.

    Payment Link Created

Enable Tipping on Payment Links

When you use payment links, you can easily allow tips from your customers. To turn on tipping for your payment links:

  1. From the POS menu, go to Settings > Tipping.

  2. Toggle on Collect Tips.

Your customers will now automatically see tipping settings of 15%, 20%, and 25% 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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