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Square Online Release Notes - July 2020

Sell gift cards on your site

Now you can offer Square gift cards for sale quickly and easily right on your site. To get started, enable Square gift cards, and make sure the option to sell eGift cards online is toggled on. A unique gift card ordering page URL is auto-generated for you. Feel free to share that link however you wish. To include your gift card ordering page as part of your site, head on over to your website dashboard and select Gift Cards under the Items menu on the left. Check the box to add a link to your gift card page in your site navigation, as in the below image:

 

GiftCards.pngFor a more detailed walkthrough of the eGift card setup process, check out our Square Support article.

 

 

Tell your story and share your knowledge with a blog

We call it Stories. With the new Stories feature, you can add a Stories Overview page that links out to each individual story. Use Stories to promote new items, share recipes, engage with your customers or industry, or whatever inspires you!

 

This detailed help article walks you through the process of getting started. Or to jump right in, edit your site and click + Add at the top to add a new page. You’ll see options for a Stories Overview page and individual Story pages.

 

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Set order minimums for pickup orders

To help you maintain order-prep efficiency, you can now set a minimum order amount for pickup. To enable it, head to your delivery and pickup settings.  Select Edit Location on each location for which you wish to set a minimum, and choose Edit next to Pickup Settings.

 

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Charge percentage-based service fees on deliveries

Charge a service fee on deliveries to help you offset expenses, such as packaging or utensils. You can do so in your delivery and pickup settings. Choose Edit next to Delivery Settings when editing each location where you want to charge a service fee. You can now charge either a fixed amount or a percentage of the order.

 

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Custom fonts help reinforce your brand

Keep your online identity consistent with your brand by uploading your own fonts. Your site must be on a Professional plan or higher in order to be able to upload a custom font. 


While in the site editor, click the Site Design button on the bottom left. In the Fonts section, select the little slider icon on the top right. There you’ll see your primary site font selections as well as a link to Add or manage fonts. Click the link to upload your fonts. You’ll be met with an upgrade prompt if you’re not already on an appropriate plan.

 

 

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Apple/Google Pay now available

Now your customers can easily and quickly check out using Apple Pay or Google Pay. Simply toggle them on in your checkout settings.

 

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We’re delighted to bring you these updates and hope you enjoy them. We’re committed to building a great experience for you and your customers, and will continue releasing many more features and enhancements in the coming months.

6 Comments
Beta Member

In the future instead of a image are we going to be able to add a video?

Also are we going to be able to add more then 1 image?

Beta Member

These are great updates to the online store! Thanks 

Beta Member

These are great updates to the online blog! Thank you very much!

 

Also are we going to be able to add more than 1 text block or Section?


Will Web Stories appear on Google and the new Web Stories meet the criteria for Google Search?

Admin

Hey @Actin_ca-

 

The answer is yes!

 

As for Google and SEO, those setting will be the same as your Square Online Store:

 

 

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions. 

Beta Member

I'd love to see Rich results on Google surfaces of my Products and new Web Stories as well. For this is very important, support from your side as a developer. As I understand it, you should create the appropriate tools of structured data. Please advice.

 

Enabling Web Stories on Google

To make your Web Stories eligible for display on Google Search, Google Images, Discover, and the Google app, follow these steps:

  1. Build a Web Story with AMP.
  2. Make sure that the Web Story is valid and ready to serve on Google by using the AMP Test.
  3. Follow the Web Story Guidelines.
  4. Optional: To help Google better understand your Web Story, you can add structured data to your Web Story. When you add structured data, Web Stories can also be eligible for other types of rich results (for example, the Top stories carousel or a host carousel). Consider adding the applicable structured data, based on your content type:

We also recommend reviewing AMP's best practices for creating a successful Web Story.

It would be nice if the stories feature had more options. Such as adding additional photos, text boxes, etc. like regular pages. 

I’m using Weebly/Square as a photographer so I want to added more photos to a blog. 

Stories at this time just isn’t for me until you can customize it like you can customize a standard page. 

On that note, so my page list doesn’t get insane with blog pages, it would be nice if that could be organized. Say to match our navigation bar, or in a custom order. Instead of just a big list of pages that seem like they are in no order other than most recently edited. (Honestly I go into preview mode, go to my page, exit the preview, then edit. Sometimes that’s easier than scrolling through a randomized list of pages.)

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