How do I set up the Square payment gateway in my online store?

How do I set up the Square payment gateway in my online store?

You can accept payments in your store using the Square online payment gateway. As a major payment provider, Square is available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Japan, and accepts each country’s currency. Customers can enter their credit card details right on your store’s checkout page, making the checkout process easier and faster.

Why Square?

Here are some benefits of choosing Square to accept credit card payments in your online store.
  1. Account creation and verification takes minutes. You don’t have to visit a bank to open a merchant bank account, so you can start taking payments via Square right away.
  2. No hidden fees. You pay only when you make a sale. 
  3. Payments are secure out of the box. Square is PCI Level 1 compliant and all card-present payments are encrypted from end to end.
  4. The Square fraud prevention team watches over your account security 24/7 using live monitoring programs and will notify you if they suspect something unusual. You can also enhance the security of your Square account by enabling 2-factor authentication, account change notifications, and adding employees with limited permissions.
  5. Easy management of payment disputes. As with any transaction, there is always a risk that a buyer will dispute the purchase. You can send to Square team necessary information regarding a payment in question via your Disputes Dashboard and they will fight the dispute on your behalf. Square offers a free Chargeback Protection for all sellers which covers chargebacks that are $250 or less (up to a total of $250 a month).


To accept credit cards using Square, navigate to your E-Commerce tile. 

Go to Settings > Payments.

Find Square under Add new payment methods. Select “Connect and Enable Square”. We will redirect you to Square to log in and connect your account.

To display Square as a payment option at checkout in your store, make sure the currency in your Square account is the same as in your store account. The currency in your store is set in Settings > General > Regional Settings > Currency.

You must activate your account to accept credit cards. To do this, Square requires basic information about you and your business. You can start accepting credit cards online as soon as Square activates your account. 

Transaction Fees

Square takes a fee of 2.9% + $0.30 for processing your payments.

Managing Orders

All orders paid via Square appear in your E-Commerce tile. Go to My Sales > Orders. They contain a link to the corresponding transaction in Square.

Orders also appear in your Square Control Panel. Square retains the customer’s data, their order, and information about shipping and taxes.
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