Posted Mar 27, 2020 by Erik Suhonen

Using Square POS? Moving Your Business Online Is Easier than You Think

In the wake of COVID-19 store closures, brick-and-mortar business owners are looking for a fast way to begin accepting orders online. In fact, the massive global shift to online ordering has taken many business owners around the world by surprise.

If you’re a business owner using Square Point-of-Sale system to accept orders at your physical location, we’ve got some great news: you can instantly launch your online store when you sync your existing Square product catalog with Ecwid E-commerce.

Ecwid and Square have teamed up to help you sell seamlessly online, in-store and on the go  on websites, social networks, mobile and in physical stores. You can accept payments online or offline using the same solution, keep your inventory updated, and sync product changes between your Ecwid store and Square point of sale (POS) dashboard.

The integrated solution is available in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and in the UK.

Read on to learn more about the features of the integration, how it works and how Square can benefit your business.

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Why Ecwid + Square?

Ecwid and Square give you the tools you need to run a successful business, both online and offline: a POS system and a robust omnichannel ecommerce platform make a powerful combo.

You can sync inventory and product catalogs to save time, eliminate manual tasks and avoid overselling.

Accept payments anywhere: online and in person

Square Payments and POS options let you accept payments anywhere: in a brick-and-mortar store, selling online or running a pop-up shop (one day!) While Square covers your physical sales, Ecwid is your online sales representative, enabling you to create an ecommerce website without any experience and start selling on it in just a few hours, as well as social sites like Facebook, on mobile, and on marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, and Google Shopping.

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Seamless automatic synchronization

With all of these new sales channels, you might be wondering how you’re going to keep your inventory straight. Managing multiple storefronts is simple with real-time sync.

Ecwid and Square automatically update your inventory and order data across online and offline channels, thus streamlining store management and preventing issues like double entry and inventory discrepancies. You never have to track your physical and digital sales separately again.

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Connect Ecwid and Square

Ready to Get Started? Here’s How

There is no need to spend your valuable time on a lengthy setup process. You will be selling and accepting payments in just a few clicks:

To accept payments online

Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for 1.75% per tap, chip, or swipe. Pay 2.5% per transaction for online sales in the UK.

To set up, login to your Ecwid Control Panel and connect with Square. Simply navigate to Settings → Payment→ Credit Card, select [Credit Card: Square] in the drop down menu and select “Enable”. Then click, “Connect and Enable Square account” and you will be ready to accept Square payments through your Ecwid store.

Note: You must sign up for a Square account to use Square payments.

Connect Ecwid and Square to accept payments online

If you don’t have an Ecwid account, click here to create an account and start selling.

To accept payments offline with POS

Selling in-person might not be relevant to the COVID-19 world we’re currently living through, but this is all gonna be over one day (right?). And we want to be ready when it is.

Depending on where you are selling, you will want to make sure you have the right equipment. If you are selling on the go  at a booth or pop-up shop — you are able to use the Square reader for your mobile phone. To accept Square payments in your physical store, be sure to sign up for a Square account and get your POS Square Reader.

Note: POS integrations are available on all Ecwid pricing plans (including FOREVER FREE) through 2020 as a part of our COVID-19 response.

Then login to your Ecwid Control Panel and navigate to Settings → POS, select Square,  then click, “Sync your inventory”.

This will enable you to sell both online and offline with automatic inventory and product updates, so you can track everything in one place.

If you already are using Square, simply log into your Square account, find “Apps” and look for Ecwid’s listing in the e-commerce section. Click “Get Started” to set up your store.

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You already have products and customers, so why not take your business one step further with an Ecwid and Square integrated solution? With Ecwid and Square you can sell your products from home or anywhere you choose!


Connect Ecwid and Square

If you have questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below or ask our Customer Care team.

Happy selling!

About the author
Erik is Head of Product Marketing at Ecwid. He has spent over 20 years in e-commerce, SaaS, mobile, messaging, analytics and media. His experience ranges from startup founder to public Fortune 500 executive, including 9 years at Yahoo.
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