Welcome to Square 🎉!
In this quick-start guide we’ll cover the basics to help you get set up to take payments on Square, including downloading the app, verifying your account, linking your bank account and setting up your receipts.
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Set up your Square account ✨
Click “Sign up” to create your Square account from our website squareup.com. Make sure you have information about your business handy as we’ll need to verify these details in order to activate your account.
If you are running into any issues verifying your Square account, check out our handy FAQs guide.
Step 2: Link your bank account 🏦
So that we can activate your account for taking card payments and transferred funds automatically to your bank, link a transactional bank account to your Square account (transactional means account that allows for both transfers and withdrawals).
Note that it can take up to 4 working days for the account to be verified. The verification process is necessary to ensure that we can transfer funds to your account and we will not be able to speed this up.
Once your back account has been verified, any payments you made before 17:00 GMT are automatically sent to your linked bank account and will arrive in your linked bank account as soon as the next working day per Square’s standard transfer schedule.
Step 3: Add your Business Information 📝
Step 4: Download the Square Point of Sale app 📲
Step 5: Connect the Square Reader 💳
Connect the Square Reader to your device from the settings section of the Point of Sale app. Open the app > tap the three lines in the top left > tap Settings > Card Readers > Connect a Reader.
That’s it! With these steps, you’re on your way.
If you’re looking to get set up with more of our products make sure to take a look at our getting started guide, which has more info on setting up hardware (including Square Terminal), creating items, training employees and using Square’s analytics tools.
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