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Locate: Manage > Ecommerce Setup > Payment or Manage > Integrations > Payments
Customers can make payments through Square online. Alternatively, our Checkfront iOS/Android apps support in-person payments through Square readers.
Square is currently available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan.
Google reCAPTCHA is now supported by Checkfront with Square. Learn more here...
Setup in CheckfrontBack to top
To enable Square, log in to your Checkfront account and navigate to Ecommerce Setup and Payment tab under the Manage menu. Locate and click on the Square tile within the list of featured providers.
- Connect to SquareBack to top
From the Add-on Setup modal, click on the option to Connect to Square.
This initiates the authorization process, where you authorize Square to connect your Checkfront account for the purpose of payment processing.
- Log into SquareBack to top
If you are not already logged in to your Square account, a login screen appears for authentication purposes. Enter your Email Address and Password, then Sign In.
- Manage Add-on SetupBack to top
Once you've successfully logged in, the connection is established with Square and you are redirected back to Checkfront where Square is now marked as an Active Provider.
Next, click on Setup to configure your Location setting.
- Configure LocationBack to top
From Add-on Setup, verify the connected Square business Location. You can change the connected Location by selecting from the drop-down menu displayed.
Click Update to save your Location selection.
This step requires that you have one or more Locations created within Square. Learn more about Location Management in Square here:
No Locations Found
Resolve this issue by disabling and then re-activating the Square Integration within Checkfront.
Country Field RequiredBack to top
Ensure that the Country field is enabled and required in the booking form (Manage > Layout > Booking Form) when using Square, otherwise, payments may fail.
Connecting in Sandbox Mode (Test Mode)Back to top
We highly recommend you test the integration with Square before processing any live payments through your account.
To use Sandbox Mode, the testing environment, ensure the Square live integration is disabled (Setup > Disable) and then follow the steps above, this time choosing to Connect to Square in Sandbox Mode with a Sandbox location.
Don't forget to deactivate the Sandbox connection and Connect to Square with your live account when you have completed your testing and are ready to take live payments!
The minimum payment amount for Square (1.00) applies to test as well as live transactions.
Test Payment Failures due to Currency Mismatch
If you encounter test payment failures, this may be due to a currency mismatch, between your Checkfront account and the test account.
The test account Coffee & Toffee Toronto uses CAD as it's currency.
Credit Card Swiping via Mobile AppsBack to top
Square provides their own hardware for in-person payments. You can use any Square reader available in your region to swipe card-present transactions for your bookings through our mobile apps.
- Mobile App Payment ProcessBack to top
iOS & Android App Booking Flow
The payment flow for Square in our iOS and Android mobile apps is as follows:
1. Ensure that you have both the Checkfront and Square Point of Sale apps installed on your device.
You should select this option if you wish to make the payment via the tap method, rather than swiping. If you don't select this option, tap will still work, but the payment will not be recorded in Checkfront. In that case, you will need to go into the Checkfront Booking Manager and process a manual POS payment to record the transaction.
8. Either swipe, tap (if applicable) or key in credit card information. Note: if possible, we suggest swiping/tapping over keying in the card number as Square provides a lower rate on card-present transactions.
Frequently Asked QuestionsBack to top
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