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Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

I’m excited to announce that we’ve rolled out a beta for those of you that frequently invoice and want to send estimates to prospective clients.

 

We know this has been a top request and we are excited to share this feature with you.

 

By previewing Estimates you will be able to:

  • Send an estimate to your buyers
  • Notify your buyers to accept an estimate
  • Convert an estimate into an Invoice
  • Schedule an estimate to be sent later
  • Add attachments to estimates

To join the Estimates beta, please respond to this thread. Once you are invited to join, I will like your comment and send you a follow up email on how to get started.

 

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Note: Current Estimates are only supported via the Square Dashboard. We plan to add this feature to our Invoices app within the coming months.

Please review our Support Center article to learn more about Estimates.

 

By testing Estimates and providing us feedback, you will directly influence and improve the product. So please share your reactions and input.

 

Cheers,

Howard, Square Beta Team

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Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

I’m excited to announce that we’ve rolled out a beta for those of you that frequently invoice and want to send estimates to prospective clients.

 

We know this has been a top request and we are excited to share this feature with you.

 

By previewing Estimates you will be able to:

  • Send an estimate to your buyers
  • Notify your buyers to accept an estimate
  • Convert an estimate into an Invoice
  • Schedule an estimate to be sent later
  • Add attachments to estimates

To join the Estimates beta, please respond to this thread. Once you are invited to join, I will like your comment and send you a follow up email on how to get started.

 

CreateNewEstimate.gif

 

 

Note: Current Estimates are only supported via the Square Dashboard. We plan to add this feature to our Invoices app within the coming months.

Please review our Support Center article to learn more about Estimates.

 

By testing Estimates and providing us feedback, you will directly influence and improve the product. So please share your reactions and input.

 

Cheers,

Howard, Square Beta Team

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Re: Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

We another update! Estimates is going mobile! 

We are excited to announce you are now able to create and manage estimates on your iOS mobile device via the Square Invoices beta app.

 

With estimates on the Invoices app, you will be able to:

  • Send an estimate to your buyers
  • Notify your buyers to accept an estimate
  • Be notified when your buyers have accepted an estimate
  • Convert an estimate into an Invoice

To test estimates on a mobile device, click the TestFlight link below and follow the instructions to download the app on your iOS device. If you are viewing on a desktop, please send the link to your mobile device.

 

Download the Beta App:

iOS Invoices Beta App Instructions:

 

  1. Click the link on an iOS mobile device to download Testflight and the Square Invoices Beta app.
  2. Click View in App Store
  3. Select Install to download Testflight
  4. Accept to finish installation
  5. Return to the beta link and Follow Step Two, click Start Testing
  6. Select Install to download the Square Invoices Beta app
  7. Open and Sign In 

Note: Currently Estimates is only be available on the Invoices beta app for iOS. We plan to make it available on Android within the coming weeks.

 

Please review our Support Center article to learn more about Estimates and upcoming features.  

Please fill free to share any feedback about Estimates and the new mobile experience! 

Cheers,

Howard, Square Beta Team! 

 

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ACAcatering Super Seller

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A couple of things off the top of my head as an Alpha tester.  Maybe they will be fixed in the Beta.  1) I would love to have a "Message" template like the Invoices have.  I'm back to having to copy and past the message from other Estimates. 2) There is a bug in the filter dropdown feature.  Every time I try to filter according to "Pending," it tells me that I have "No Estimates for This Filter."

I have a few more things that I need to think through, but those are a couple off the top of my head.

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Admin

Re: Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

@ACAcatering Thank you for your feedback I will share with our product team! I will look into the pending issue. 

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utopiacsp

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Yes, we would like to take part in your bata testing for payments/deposits

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Tri-County-HVAC

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Good morning!

 

Kudos on your efforts to implement the "Estimate" feature. While I am new to SQUARE (after using a competitor for many years) and in the Free Trial Period for the Square for Retail service, I will be a subscriber, I would love the opportunity to Beta Test The Estimate module. I am adapting the Retail offering to my Service-Oriented business and the ability to integrate estimates into SQUARE will be very useful. 

 

Thank you,

Micheal

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ACAcatering Super Seller

Re: Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

Oh, and sign me up for the beta please!

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Admin

Re: Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

@ACAcatering You have been invited to the beta if you were included within the Alpha. 

Here are the updates including within beta: 

  1. A seller can enterer Estimate IDs that are alphanumeric characters. Previously we only allowed numeric characters
  2. A seller can print an Estimate
  3. A seller can preview an Estimate
  4. A seller can see a timeline of activity in the Estimate details panel
  5. A seller can manually mark an estimate as Accepted in the event the customer confirmed their acceptance over another channel (i.e. phone or in person)
  6. A seller can manually mark an estimate as Canceled
  7. A seller can add file attachments to an estimate
  8. A seller can filter and search their list of Estimates by customer name, number or status to easily find a specific estimate
  9. A seller can manage the email notifications that they receive for changes to an Estimate
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ACAcatering Super Seller

Re: Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

@Howard Thought of another issue I've run across.  It would be nice to be able to duplicate invoices as an estimate.  I've run into this as a necessity a few different times.

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djkinesi

Re: Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

I want to join, please!

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JoboMaduro

Re: Beta Test Estimates for Square Invoices

Sign me up!!!

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