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Get paid by customizing our free professional contract templates.

Get paid

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for small businesses to have a hard time getting paid. Having a contract gives you legal leverage to collect payment if your customer misses progress payments or fails to pay for goods on time.

Set expectations

If everyone is on the same page about the scope of your project or the value of the goods you’re selling, you’re better positioned to build strong relationships.

Avoid payment disputes

Where there are payments, there are payment disputes. A signed contract that clearly outlines all your sales policies—like your refund, return, and cancellation policies—is key to challenging disputes with your customer’s bank.

Here's how it works.

We put together basic contract templates that you can tailor to work best for your business. Here’s how to get started.

Customize your contract

You will find bracketed language detailing the type of information you should provide in the contract. It’s important to remove the brackets and customize the details to your deal. This helps you clarify your business policies with your customers and set expectations from the outset.

Attach to Square Invoices

If you’re using Square Invoices, you can attach relevant files like your contract, before/after images, bills of sale, or purchase orders to the invoice. Your customer can download, sign, and store the attachments for their records.

Choose your template

Service-Based Agreement

Choose this if your business provides a service and you need a contract to get started on a job.

Completion of Services

Choose this template when you’ve finished providing an agreed-upon service to ensure that you get paid.

Sale of Goods Agreement

Choose this template if your business sells physical goods and you need a contract to define your terms of sale.

Receipt of Goods

To prove that your goods were received as described, include this contract with your finished goods.

Catering Agreement

Choose this template if you need to itemize your catering menu and set expectations for general event details.

Wholesale/Delivery Order Form

Choose this template if you provide wholesale or delivery food orders instead of full catering services.

CA Home Improvement Agreement

Choose this template if you are a home and repair contractor in the state of California.

NY Home Improvement Agreement

Choose this template if you’re a home and repair contractor in the state of New York.

FL Home Improvement Agreement

Choose this template if you’re a home and repair contractor in the state of Florida.

TX Home Improvement Agreement

Choose this template if you’re a home and repair contractor in the state of Texas.

Credit Card Authorization

Use this template to capture your customer’s credit card information and their authorization to use their card. This helps you avoid payment disputes for one-off purchases.

Return and Refund Policy

Attach this template to an invoice or supplement your existing sales documentation. This helps you ensure that your customer understands the terms of a specific sale.

We want to hear your feedback

We’re always looking for ways to build better tools for our sellers. We’d love to hear your feedback on our Build Your Contract tool to make sure it is working for you.

Square Secure protects your business so you can focus on your next sale

As a Square seller, you automatically have access to Square Secure, a suite of fraud prevention, disputes management, and data security services. But we’re not just helping you avoid fraud and financial loss. We created Build Your Contract with Square because we’re a business too, and we know how important it is to your bottom line to stay organized and up to date. We’re always building new tools and support resources to keep you well-equipped for whatever comes at you.

We’re glad 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. Square provides these templates to individuals who choose to prepare their own contractual documents for their private use. If you need legal advice as to the accuracy, sufficiency, or enforceability of specific contract terms, you should consult with a licensed attorney.