How to check if an account is enabled to take payments?

Hi, we sometimes receive this error:

[{'code': 'BAD_REQUEST', 'detail': 'This account has not been enabled to take payments', 'category': 'INVALID_REQUEST_ERROR'}]

I would like to verify that the merchants we’re onboarding are ready to take payment with Square Terminals. I can’t find an appropriate attribute that will indicate that they are ready to take payments.

Is there such an attribute, or should we for e.g. check if bank account is configured?

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Troubleshoot the Payments API
Payments Requirements
Merchant APIs

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With the Locations API you can check the capabilities to see if CREDIT_CARD_PROCESSING is available for the seller your onboarding. If CREDIT_CARD_PROCESSING isn’t in the capabilities then they’ll need to enable it in the Square Dashboard. :slightly_smiling_face:

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