Square Payment Gateway (US, UK, Canada, Australia, Japan)

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You can accept payments in Ecwid using Square online payment gateway. As a major payment provider, Square is available in the USA, the 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.

If you want synchronization across your online (Ecwid) and offline (Square) inventory, please review the Square POS article.

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To accept credit cards using Square, you need to enable Square in Ecwid’s Control Panel.

If you do not have a Square account, you can register at www.squareup.com.

Connect Square in your Ecwid Control Panel

  1. Go to Ecwid Control Panel → Payment.
  2. Find Square under Add new payment methods:

Find Square

  1. Click Connect and Enable Square:

Click Connect and Enable Square

  1. Ecwid redirects you to Square. Login and connect your account.

Activate your account to process real transactions

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

Make sure the Square gateway is enabled in Ecwid Control Panel → Payment. Even if the Square payment gateway is configured in Ecwid, customers will only see this at checkout if the gateway is enabled.

Transaction fees

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

Managing orders

All orders paid via Square appear in Ecwid Control Panel → 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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