FAQ

Questions you might have, answered all in one place.


General

Is Square Appointments right for my business?
Square Appointments is built to work with businesses of any size looking for a scheduling and point-of-sale system, including independent stylists, barbershops with multiple staff, photographers on the go, and other service professionals who book their time. If you use Schedulicity, Vagaro, Rosy, StyleSeat, or Acruity Scheduling, Square Appointments will likely fit more of your needs with our easy-to-use interface.

What features are included with Square Appointments?
Square Appointments has three monthly pricing plans: Free, Plus, and Premium. Each plan includes different features to fit your business needs. The Premium plan includes everything in Plus, which includes everything in Free. Custom includes everything in Premium as well as discounts on additional Square business tools. Eligibility required.

To see a complete list of features for each plan, visit our pricing page.

What hardware or equipment will I need?
Square Appointments works on any desktop, tablet, or smartphone web browser. You can also access it from the free Square Appointments app, available on the App Store or Google Play.

Square Appointments also seamlessly integrates with Square Hardware. Take payments right out of the box with Square Register, check out using Square Stand, or use our POS software anywhere with Square Terminal.

Can I add booking with Square Appointments to my existing website?
Yes! If you already have a website, you can drag and drop an online booking flow using our widget or even create a booking button for your site. If you don’t have a website, you can still use your free online booking site or create a Square Online site.


Getting started

How do I get started with Square Appointments?
You can get started with Square Appointments by creating a Square account and heading to the Appointments section of your online Square Dashboard. Create staff, add services, and set up your online booking site. Square appointments is completely free for businesses with a single location that want a customizable online booking site so your customers can book appointments with you 24/7.

How do I switch from Square Point of Sale to Square Appointments?
You can switch from Square Point of Sale to Square Appointments by creating your Appointments account here. You’ll be able to utilize your existing features and setup. The only new setup will be for added functionality included with your Appointments account, such as your services and online booking site.

How can I switch from my current solution?
You can bulk import your customer list and inventory list to quickly get up and running with Square Appointments.

If you have more information you would like to transfer from your existing solution to Square Appointments, such as appointment history and future appointments, you can work with a specialist to help you get onboarded, migrate your data, and get your Appointments account set up. To get started, please contact sales and learn more about our services here.

How long does it take to get trained?
Square Appointments is so intuitive, there’s no training required. Really.

How long will it take to set up my account?
Getting set up to accept bookings and credit cards on Square only takes a few minutes. You can set up additional services and items as you see fit to take advantage of our entire suite of products.

What if I have a question about setting up Square Appointments?
Our highly trained support team is available via phone or email. You can also learn from our Seller Community, or visit the Support Center 24/7 to find useful tips, articles, and thorough video walkthroughs.


Pricing and fees

How much does Square Appointments cost?
Pricing for Square Appointments is based on the features that fit your business best. There are three monthly plans: Free, Plus, and Premium, and each is on a per-location basis. Custom pricing is available for businesses with a high processing volume. Visit our pricing page for more details.

What are the payment processing fees?
The in-person processing rate on the Square Appointments Free plan is 2.6% + 10¢ for every tapped (mobile payment), dipped (chip card), and swiped (magstripe card) payment. When you subscribe to a paid plan, the in-person processing rate decreases to 2.5% + 10¢.

Are there any hidden fees I should be aware of?
Nope. There are no long-term contracts, startup fees, authorization fees, statement fees, refund fees, PCI-compliance fees, or business card fees. Just pay when you use it. That’s it.

What cards can I accept with Square Appointments? Does the fee I pay vary by card?
You can accept every major card—Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover—all for the same rate.

Can I set up an online booking website with Square Appointments?
Yes! If you already have a website, you can add a Book Now button to your site. If you don’t have a website, you can create a Square Online booking website for free with any Appointments subscription.

For more information on other Square Online plans or applied processing rates, learn more here.


Payments and protection

What methods of payment can my customers use?
You can accept cards, cash, checks, and gift cards.

How do I take a payment with Square?
You can easily accept payments with Square hardware connected to your phone or tablet, through digital invoices, or through your computer.

Can I still take payments without a signal?
Yes, with Offline Mode, you can accept payments even when the internet goes down. They are then automatically sent through when you regain connectivity.

How quickly can I access my funds from Square sales?
You can get your money in one to two business days, instantly with Square Checking, or directly transferred to your external bank account for a fee.

What does Square do to help with fraud protection?
Our systems monitor your payments to keep an eye on suspicious transactions. Machine learning and human expertise work hand in hand to adapt our technology to the shifting fraud landscape every day. And our team of fraud experts reaches out to you if we notice anything unusual.


Compatibility

Does the app work with my iPhone, iPad, or Android device?
Yes, it does.

Does Square Appointments connect to printers or other hardware?
Yes, Square works with multiple printers and many other checkout accessories. For a full list of hardware accessories, check out our shop.

Can I manage my inventory from my point of sale?
Square inventory management lets you keep a clear count of in-stock items in your item library. With inventory enabled, the stock count updates based on sales from the Square app, Square Invoices, and for orders shipped through your online store.

Can I sell online with Square Appointments?
Square Online powers your online business with tons of eCommerce features. Square automatically syncs across your online store and POS, so it’s easy to keep track of orders, items, and inventory.

Does Square Appointments work with my existing business tools and services?
From accounting apps (QuickBooks) and eCommerce solutions (Wix) to intake forms (JotForm), Square works with apps for any need. Connect in just a few steps, sync your data, and manage apps right from your Square Dashboard.

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