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The Best eCommerce Integrations That Work With Square Payments

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Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson has been writing about payment processing and mobile payments since 2014, and has been quoted in articles for Credit Karma and The Next Web, among others. She graduated from The University of Kansas in 2010 with bachelor's degrees in English and journalism.
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    Jo

    Hi Melissa

    I work for a small food wholesaler and though most of our customers pay COD or online direct deposit we are wanting to offer credit card payments over the phone. We use Xero accounting which works very well for us. I have looked at Stripe in Xero and Square readers. I am becoming very confused by it all. Need no fees other than transaction fee which we can pass on to customers. Are you able to advice?

    Regards

    Jo

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      Melissa Johnson

      Hi, Jo!

      It sounds like what you need is a virtual terminal, which is the best way to accept payments over the phone. Square’s virtual terminal is free apart from the transaction fees (3.5% + $0.15). Stripe can accept phone payments, but they’re meant to be as a last resort, not as a common occurrence. So I would stay away from Stripe in this case.

      If you plan to surcharge to cover the transaction, Square does allow it. Here’s an explanation of their rules:

      https://squareup.com/help/us/en/article/5671-can-i-apply-a-surcharge-to-square-sales

      Other credit card processors also include virtual terminals as well as mobile payments apps and online payments, so Square certainly isn’t the only option. The right processor would depend on your volume and other factors. Let us know if you need more assistance!

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        Richard Teasdale

        Melissa, I am developing an e-commerce site using Drupal 7. Could you tell me the name of the Drupal module that provides Square integration? When I searched, I could find only modules that are not yet ready for live use.

        Thanks
        Richard

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          Amad Ebrahimi

          Here you go Richard…https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce_square

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            David Lee

            Thanks, Melissa. This was a very helpful post. I’m leaning toward the Drupal + Square’s API integration method. Flexibility is my client’s most important objective — and I’ve already developed multiple Drupal sites — so it seems like a winning strategy. 🙂

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