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Payments Pricing with Square APIs and SDKs

Use Square payment APIs with custom solutions to accept payments online and in-person in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Square provides secure payment solutions for online and in-person payments made with supported cards.

Square payments transaction fees are based on the payment platform, tranaction type and geographical region where a payment is handled.

Pricing for in-person payment handling
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Transaction fees for Square payment APIs and SDKs are based on the transaction type and Square payment solution used.

RegionPOS API: In-person (scanned)
Payments taken with a Square reader (swipe, dip, or tap)
POS API: In-person (keyed-in)
Payments taken without a Square reader, including card-on-file payments
Reader SDK: In-person (scanned)
Payments taken with a Square reader (swipe, dip, or tap)
Reader SDK: In-person (keyed-in)
Payments taken without a Square reader, including card-on-file payments
Australia1.9%2.2%N/AN/A
Canada2.65%3.4% + 15¢N/AN/A
Japan3.95 (JCB), 3.25% (all others)3.75%N/AN/A
United States2.60% + 10¢3.5% + 15¢2.60% + 10¢3.5% + 15¢
United Kingdom1.75%2.5N/AN/A

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If you do not have a Square Reader, you can request a free Magstripe Reader or purchase a Square Reader online or in person.

Pricing for online and in-app payment handling
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There are no monthly charges or additional fees for payment processing. And all supported credit cards are charged at the same applicable, regional rate whether the card was issued locally or internationally. For example: an eCommerce transaction in Japan will always have the same processing fee (3.6%), even if the participating credit card belongs to a tourist visiting from another country.

Everything from PCI-compliance fees to interchange and chargeback fees are covered by the per-transaction percent fee. For more information on Square pricing (including custom pricing options), see the Square pricing overview or the support article on Square Fees.

RegioneCommerce
Online payments, including card-on-file payments
Australia2.2%
Canada2.9% + 30¢
Japan3.6%
United Kingdom2.5%
United States2.9% + 30¢