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How do I start my free online store?

While it's free to build an online store through Square, you'll still cover per-transaction processing fees when you make a sale. And you'll need to give Square your banking information before you can begin processing payments.

  1. Visit Square’s website by clicking Get Deal above.
  2. Click Start a free online store.
  3. Enter your full name, email address and create a password.
  4. Review Square’s Terms, Privacy Policy and E-Sign Consent form. Click Continue.
  5. Select your business industry and indicate whether you plan to sell in-person, online or both. Click Continue.
  6. Enter your full name, business address, date of birth, phone number and Social Security number. Click Continue.

How much does Square cost?

Square’s standard service tier comes with a free card reader, free access to its point-of-sale software and processing rates of 2.9% +$0.30. If you plan to also accept payments in-person, you can purchase additional hardware from Square through its website.

For more pricing information, read our full review of Square's payments platform.

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