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Just the basics

Tell us about your business so we can serve you better.

No credit checks

We’ll need the last four numbers of your SSN to verify your identity.

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When you’re done, we’ll drop your free Square magstripe reader in the mail.

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By continuing, you agree to Square's Seller Agreement and E-Sign Consent.

Tell us about your business.

We want to make sure you know exactly how Square can meet your business’s unique needs. Fill out the information below so we can provide specific information about how Square can work for your business.

If you do not have an official business name, enter the name you want on your receipts.

Your tax ID will be used for tax reporting purposes only. You can edit this information on your Square Dashboard at any time.

Looks like we need your full SSN.

We weren't able to verify your identity based on just last four digits, so we'll need your full social security number to enable you to start accepting payments.

Your Information Matches an Existing Square Account

This information has previously been used to register a Square Account. Only people new to Square are eligible for the free processing promotion. You may continue activating your new account under Square's standard pricing rates. If you feel that you are receiving this message in error, please contact Square Support.

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We're having a hard time activating your account for card processing right now. We expect this issue to be resolved in a few minutes. In the meantime, get started with your new Dashboard.

Verify your identity.

We need you to answer the following questions in order to confirm your identity. These questions are based on information from your past that you should be able to answer quickly. If a question is not relevant to you, please select the “none of the above” option.

For your security, this step must be completed within ten minutes.

Link your bank account.

Link your bank account so we can deposit the funds you receive from card payments. Refer to your checkbook or bank website to get your account and routing numbers. Once your bank account is verified, card payments are deposited in 1 to 2 business days.

To verify this account, we will withdraw $0.49 and then refund the charge. Make sure you have at least $1.00 in your bank account to prevent your bank verification from failing due to insufficient funds.

By linking your bank account, you're instructing Square to verify your bank account information with a consumer reporting agency for fraud and risk prevention purposes. This will not affect your credit score.

Congratulations! Your Square account is now activated and ready for use.

We've confirmed your Square Reader order, and you'll receive an email from us when it ships.

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Download the Square Register app for your device from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and start taking payments today!

Sign in to your dashboard

Sign in to your Square dashboard to create items, configure your pricing and taxes, manage employee access, and customize your seller profile.