To our valued sellers


Square Virtual Terminal




Get your money fast

Funds are in your bank account as fast as the next business day.



Pay no monthly fees

There are no hidden fees or long-term contracts.

It’s simple: Sign in, fill out, charge.

Step 1: Log in to your Square account and go to Virtual Terminal.
Step 2: Fill in your customer’s information or choose a card on file.
Step 3: Charge your customer and you’re done!


All they need is a computer

Set up employee access so your team can take card-not-present transactions and over-the-phone payments. With customizable permissions, you get to control who can do what.

See every payment in real time

Square Dashboard lets you see all your sales in real time in one central place—no matter how many payment terminals you have.

We’ve got your back.

Data security

We keep card data safe from end to end and track fraudulent cards to protect you and your customers.



All-in-one setup

Your Square account gives you everything you need to take payments—no need to visit a bank.

On-demand analytics

Run real-time reports anytime from any device so you can see how your business is doing.



monthly fee


per typed-in transaction

(Visa, Mastercard, and American Express only)

We’re here with answers.

If you want to know more about Square products or services, we’re here with answers. Call us on workdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Set up your free Square account now.

Start taking payments from your computer in minutes.


  • What is a virtual terminal?

    A virtual terminal turns your computer into a credit card terminal—it allows you to manually process payments right from a web browser. It’s great for remote billing or taking credit cards over the phone.

  • Why are Virtual Terminal payments priced differently?

    Manually entered, keyed-in card transactions are a potentially higher risk than transactions processed through a reader because the cardholder isn’t standing in front of the seller where an ID and signature can be checked. So Square put measures in place to protect against this potentially higher risk of fraud.

  • How can I get started with Square Virtual Terminal?

    First you need to sign up free with Square. It only takes a few minutes, and there are no long-term contracts or commitments. Get started by clicking the blue button at the top of this page.

    Once you’re signed up, log in to your Square Dashboard. In the left-side panel of your Dashboard, click Virtual Terminal, then Take a Payment. Enter the payment amount followed by your customer’s card number, expiration date, and CVV (that three-digit number on the back of the card or four-digit number on the front of American Express cards). Add a note for your customer or describe the purchase, then click Charge. You’re all set.