Square’s Hosted Checkout — Set Up an Online Payment Form Today

Square’s Hosted Checkout — Set Up an Online Payment Form Today
Square Payment Links is a one stop e-commerce integration.
by Square Feb 25, 2019 — 2 min read
Square’s Hosted Checkout — Set Up an Online Payment Form Today

If you’re a merchant who employs an omnichannel selling strategy, your e-commerce site is a crucial part of your business. Recently, Square launched Build with Square, our API offering. This suite of products includes our online and offline payment processing APIs, which work alongside our reporting APIs.

But if you don’t want to build with our API from scratch, we now have another option, Square Payment Links, a one stop e-commerce integration built on top of Square’s API. It allows you to leverage the trust consumers already have in Square’s in-store experience for their online purchases.

Here’s all you need to know:

Square Payment Links is our hosted payment page solution that allows you to securely accept payments online. When your customers make a purchase on your e-commerce site, they’ll be redirected to an online payment form hosted by Square. The Square Payment Links solution simplifies online payments by handling the payment user interface and payment processing.

In addition to being quick and easy to set up, Square Payment Links also:

Square Checkout has two primary screens: payment processing and payment confirmation.

  1. Payment processing is the page is where customers can enter their payment details and confirm shipping information.
Payment processing screenshot
  1. Payment confirmation is an optional page to display to your customers (you can also use your own confirmation page if you have one).
Payment confirmation screenshot
  1. Sign in to your Square account or create one here.
  2. Ensure your e-commerce site is able to support dynamic pages with server-side scripting (e.g., PHP, Ruby, ASP, or Java pages). HTML-only pages are not supported at this time.
  3. Follow the instructions for our hosted checkout documentation.

Before you get started, here are a couple of things to know about taking online payments with Square:

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