Square Payment Gateway (US, Canada and Australia)

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  1. What is Square?
  2. What do I need to use Square payments?
  3. How to Connect?
  4. FAQ

What is Square?

Now you can accept payments via Square online payment gateway. Payments processing through Square is currently available for the USA, Canada and Australia in US, Canadian and Australian dollars. Your customers will not have to leave your site and can enter their credit card details right on your store checkout pages, which makes the checkout process easier and faster.

What do I need to use Square payments?

- Square account. You can get one here: www.squareup.com
- Ecwid store. You can create an Ecwid store here: www.ecwid.com

How to Connect?

This article pertains to an Ecwid merchant looking to use Square payments. If you are a Square merchant looking to create a synchronized online store from your Square inventory, please see this article — Square POS. Log in to your Ecwid Control Panel - navigate to Settings > Payment > Credit card, select [Credit Card: Square] in the dropdown menu and click "Enable":

- Click "Connect and Enable Square account":

- Be sure to enable the gateway by clicking "Enable" next to the gateway.


I have the Square payment gateway configured in Ecwid, but customers cannot see it when checking out. What should I do?

Make sure you have enabled the Square Gateway by logging to the Ecwid Control Panel and navigating to Settings > Payments > Credit or Debit Card, [Credit Card: Square].

What do I need to do to start running real transactions?

It takes just a few minutes to activate your account by providing Square with some basic information about you and your business. Once you've activated your account you are ready to accept credit card payments online.

Where can I find information about my transactions and orders?

All the orders paid via Square appear in your Ecwid Control Panel > My Sales > Orders with a link to the corresponding transaction in Square. They will appear in your Square Control Panel as well, and will contain the customer’s data, a list of products purchased and information about shipping and taxes.

How much does it cost?

The fee for all payments processed via Square is 2.9% + $0.30.

Can I synchronize my Square system with Ecwid?

Yes, if you start on Square, install the Ecwid app from your Square control panel, and when prompted to sign in to Ecwid, choose the option to create a new Ecwid store, and your products and inventory will be synchronized.

If you have an existing Ecwid account running on the Unlimited plan, you can also synchronize your Square and Ecwid inventory. Please navigate to your Ecwid Control Panel > Settings > Square and click "Sync your Inventory":

Does Ecwid support other payment gateways besides Square?

Yes, it does. Please check the full list of available payment processors

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