The Square Online team is excited to announce the new launch of customer accounts for your Square Online site. This feature is automatically available to all sellers in the United States who are on the Square Online performance plan.
Customer accounts enable you to have a direct relationship with your customers, and are the foundation for a more personalized buyer experience to drive repeat purchases. When buyers create an account with your online business, they can:
- Track the status of existing orders.
- Reference past orders and easily reorder their favorites.
- View and edit Square Pay information for a faster checkout experience on future orders.
To enable or disable customer accounts for your Square Online site:
- From your Square Online Overview page, go to Settings > Customer Accounts or Shared Settings > Customer Accounts.
- Toggle customer accounts on or off.
This is a waste of dev time. Or at least the priorities should be re-thought.
Some very basic features are missing and will benefit users much more.
Of the top of my head:
- Allowing automatic welcome emails to newsletter subscribers.
- Email notifications to merchant on new subscribers.
- Change the "please review" email timing to after pickup rather than after purchase.
- More flexibility in the website editor - image sizes, button sizes, hide elements on mobile.
See this user's @rumi thoughtful list from 2(!!) years ago:
It's great to hear about this new functionality. However, we've just upgraded to Performance and still don't see Customer Accounts in Settings. Any ideas?
Is this a US-only release, maybe? If it is, it would be good if this was included in the original post and also advise when it will become available in other regions - thank you.
Trying to figure this out a way to share this with customers. Is there a page that I can direct customers to, so that customers can know about this feature and figure out how to use it most effectively?
@Arie What is the point of adding a new feature for customers to use if there are no instructions for them? This page is instruction for the merchant, so not useful for the customers. Also, some customers are concerned about Square tracking their orders and what Square is doing with that information, ie. selling it. Is there a policy on what Square does with customer data? Where can I find that?
I hope this information is helpful!
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OK. I understand then. So no instruction page for customers. And you will sell all the info on my customers and what they liked about my store to my competitors so they can offer the same or similar products in targeted ads. Got it! Thank you for the links.
Trying to use this feature. We enabled it on the website and published it. However when a customer is logged in and go through checkout. When they hit Pay nothing happens. They had to select checkout as a guest to complete the order. Did i miss something in setup? Is this working for anyone else?
Hello there @SmBuf & Phillybaker,
I appreciate you guys bringing this to our attention. Let's go ahead and contact our Square Online Team directly, at 1-855-700-6000. They can do some additional troubleshooting, and file a ticket to get this resolved quickly.
Of course, circle back if we can help in any way.
Is there a dashboard or search filter in Marketing that allows us to see our customers who have signed up for Customer Accounts? How do we market to them directly? I also would like to encourage my Beer Club members to sign up for Customer Accounts so that they can easily pay their recurring invoices, see past invoices, cancel their membership, etc.
What I've really wanted most is the ability to create a form where someone can sign up for our Beer Club, set up recurring payments, and for the Customer to have a place to login where they can manage their membership. Is there an easy way for customers to communicate to me through their customer account dashboard?
I guess I should create one for myself so I can see what my customers would see...