Square Contracts

Build professional contracts for free.

Create and customise contract templates directly from your Square Dashboard.

Secure your business.

Outline agreements, policies, obligations and requirements for all parties involved to get more leverage when challenging costly payment disputes.

Chargebacks can add up fast. That’s why we offer automated dispute management as a free resource to protect Square sellers from disputes.

Set expectations.

Add clauses, follow up with customers and clients and update your terms of service on one secure platform.

Use clauses to set your expectations and outline your terms or add questions to your contract to get more customer information and feedback.

Get paid.

Easily set reminders, outline payment terms and fees and attach invoices to help you get your money on time.

Our integrations let you attach a contract and pay through other Square offerings, such as Appointments, Invoices and Estimates.

No subscription.

No bank card. No monthly fees. No hidden fees.

Square Contracts puts you in control of your business.

From service agreements and card authorisations to receipt of goods, we’ve got you covered with free customisable contract templates that are suited to your business.

Build your contract.

Start with one of our predefined templates or create your own contract from scratch. You’ll set clear expectations with customers in a polished and professional format that fits your brand.

Tailor your details.

Customise important details like names, addresses, dates, fees and policies that are unique to your business. You can also edit a contract right until it’s signed, giving you the ability to co-create contracts with your clients.

Get a signature.

Electronic signatures are easier, safer and much faster to obtain than a regular signature. Send an electronic contract to your clients to conveniently e-sign or print out a hard copy to keep for your records.

Simplify your work.

Square Contracts are natively integrated with other Square products, like Square Invoices and Square Appointments, so you can easily attach relevant files and purchase orders to your contracts in one seamless experience.

Did you know…?

Sellers using Square Contracts are 60% more likely to win a non-fraud dispute.* Our contract builder makes protecting your business easy to do.

Get an experience that’s faster, more intuitive and more integrated than ever.

Get paid today.

Seventy-five percent of Square Invoices get paid within 24 hours. Tie your invoice and contract together for a match made in heaven.

Book customers.

Put time back in your own hands. Set the date and get a signature – and deposit – before your client even arrives.

Whether you’re a sole trader or a large business, Square Contracts are designed to work for you.

Don’t have a Square account yet?

Sign up today or check out our free downloadable templates below.

Square Contracts Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why use contracts?

    Using a contract gives you added protection from misunderstandings or fraudulent behaviour that could lead to disputes down the road. They help clarify the terms and conditions before any money is exchanged, building trust with your buyers.

  • How do I create a contract?

    Using our contract template, you can write up a new clause (or several), or edit existing clauses to fit your needs. If you save your clauses, you can keep them and reuse them in any contract you make. Select to send your contract to up to 20 recipients at a time and get an e-signature straight to your inbox.

  • Are templates different from contracts?

    Yes. A contract template is the basis you can use to create a contract, while a contract is the completed or drafted document you send to a recipient. You can use the template builder to create ready-made templates that can be used to customise contracts for your business.

  • Are contracts legally binding?

    We’re happy to offer tools that help improve your business. However, we are not a law firm so we cannot give you any legal advice or legal services. If you need legal advice as to how accurate, sufficient, enforceable or legally binding the nature of your specific contract terms are, you should consult with a qualified legal practitioner.

  • What types of templates does Square offer?

    Our contract templates are designed to be between businesses and clients (customers, general contractors, etc).

  • What types of contract templates does Square not offer?

    We currently do not offer partnership agreements, rental contracts, leases, subleases, non-disclosure agreements (NDA) or employment contracts between businesses and their employees.

  • What qualifies as a contract agreement?

    A contract is a legal agreement between two parties. For a contract to be legally enforceable, several things need to be in place, including mutual agreement, a valid offer and acceptance. Always consult your local laws or seek legal advice to ensure the validity of your contract.

  • Is a verbal agreement a contract?

    Different jurisdictions play a large role in determining contract enforcement. If you need legal advice as to how accurate, sufficient, enforceable or legally binding the nature of your specific contracts or agreement terms are, you should consult with a qualified legal practitioner.

  • Are Square Contracts confidential?

    Square takes care of handling the security and privacy of all the documents and information uploaded to our world-class secure payments platform so you can rest easy knowing that your money – and your documents – are always safe.

  • Is it free to create contracts?

    Yes. You can create and send Square Contracts free of charge.

  • What is the benefit of a digital contract?

    Paper can be easily lost, stolen, destroyed or just simply fade with time. Square offers digital contracts that are automatically and safely stored in the cloud, making it easy to keep track of your contracts.

Legal disclaimer

We’re happy to offer you tools to help improve your business. But it’s important to note that Square is not a law firm and this does not constitute legal advice, legal services or create any lawyer-client relationship. Square provides these templates to individuals who choose to prepare their own contractual documents themselves, on an ‘as is’ basis only. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy, sufficiency or enforceability of specific contract terms, and should consult with a qualified legal practitioner to discuss the legal achievement of your contractual aims.

* Based on data from U.S sellers using Square Contracts.