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What Is Square Payments?

Accept every way your customers want to pay with Square Payments. Get a free magstripe reader to swipe credit cards anywhere. Take chip cards and NFC payments with Square Reader for contactless and chip. With Squares credit card processing, you can accept all major cards and get deposits as fast as the next business day. We offer chargeback protection, fraud detection, account takeover protection, and more, so you can focus on your customers. Its free to sign up and fast to get set up.

Who Uses Square Payments?

From a one-person shop just starting out, to an enterprise scaling their operations, Square works for every type of business.

Where can Square Payments be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Square
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2009

Square Payments support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Japan and 3 others

Languages

English, French, Japanese, Spanish

Square Payments pricing

Starting Price:

US$0.01
  • Yes, has free version

Square Payments has a free version. Square Payments paid version starts at US$0.01.

About the vendor

  • Square
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2009

Square Payments support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Japan and 3 others

Languages

English, French, Japanese, Spanish

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Features of Square Payments

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Contactless NFC
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Data Security
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • In-Person Payments
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Card Reader
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Online Payments
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Fraud Prevention
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Third-Party Integrations

Square Payments Alternatives

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Accept card and contactless payments in person with our selection of chip, tap, and swipe readers and accessories.
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A single solution lets customers use a variety of payment methods on your site, on mobile, or in your app.

Reviews of Square Payments

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jessica
Jessica
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospitality, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Square Payments

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: My overall experience with Square is very positive and I will continue using it for years to come.

Pros:

I can accept all kind of payments. When i started my business I realized most if my customers didn't carry cash. I can take any debit or credit card and if it doesn't swipe with the free reader Square gave me I also have the option of typing it in. My customers no longer have to run to the bank to get cash. With the pandemic going on it also helps that I can take contactless payments to make my customers feel safe. Everyone should know about this and share with other business owners, friends, or familt. I give this software my highest recommendation.

Cons:

There are so many pros and I cant think of but one con. It cost every time you swipe a card and a little more if you have to manually type it in. It works out best to pay when you use it if you dont use it that often but if you use it several times there should be a flat rate fee by the month or an option to choose which plan you would like.

Alternatives Considered: PayPal

Reasons for Choosing Square Payments: I didn't have the option of swiping someone's card in or typing someone's card in that may know not to use phones or payment software. A lot of older people didn't have cashapp and most that did also didn't know how to use it either. Square also has contactless pay and electronic invoices that way there is a detailed record of the payment and services for both parties.

Reasons for Switching to Square Payments: The same thing i mentioned earlier is a lot of older people would rather just give me their card to swipe than try to learn how to use all this technology and also if they made a mistake and used a different software they could have accidentally paid the wrong person and most people won't issue a refund. They dont have to memorize cashtags or paypal login and username info. Its just like going to the grocery store and giving your card to the cashier. It can give them piece of mind and have a record of where their money goes when i send the invoice.

Tydie
Founder in US
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Best Payment Platform

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Very easy to use, invoicing and payment. It had the lowest processing fee of any online payment processor I've found. My clients found it easy to pay via Square. Setting up recurring payments was easy.

Cons:

No cons! I really like Square and will use it as my default and recommend others do too.

Evgeny
Evgeny
Owner in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Automotive, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

Horrible Customer Service Will nopt recomend using

1.0 last month New

Comments: Overall its great when there is no isssues, but as soon you need help customer service is horrible.

Pros:

Ease of you is the only good thing I can say about it

Cons:

Despute Resolutiong team was no help at all

Megan
Megan
Owner in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organisation Management, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The convenience of using Square

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: My overall experience has been great, except for a few hang ups and glitches. I had been worth using for my business, and it works great for my companies needs.

Pros:

I like the ease of setting up on the go I safety features that Square offers I like that I don't have to just have a stationary POS. I can take it on the go.

Cons:

The one thing I dislike is the time it takes for my funds to become available for use or transferring to my bank account. Sometimes I can transfer to my bank account and sometimes I have to wait 24 hours to transfer my funds.

Alternatives Considered: Stripe

Reasons for Switching to Square Payments: Stripe was to complex to try to explain to my co-workers. And is costs more to use monthly.

Carson
Sales Manager in US
Computer Networking, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Amazing Product Packed with Features

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: It has been so simple. SO easy to use. I can literally run 90 percent of my business in the square platform.

Pros:

It's incredibly easy to use, whether it's inventory management, ecomm or in-person sales. The free features are amazing, and the paid features are incredible. You get so much for so little. The integrations are constantly expanding as well.

Cons:

I can't think of anything negative to say. I wish they would integrate with Pirate Ship but other than that, it's amazing