Square is a great payment processor, but it might not be the best for you if you’re an e-commerce business with multiple locations. If you have one place and want to accept payments in more than one city or state, Square won’t work for you unless the same company owns those locations. But if you’re like most small businesses and need a payment processor that works across multiple sites or cities, there are services like Braintree (which recently acquired Venmo) that can help.
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Can I have multiple Square accounts?
You can have multiple Square accounts, but you can only activate one at a time. If you want to use Square for different purposes or customers, don’t worry—you can do that too! To deactivate an account from your settings page:
- Log into your account and click on Settings at the top of your screen
- Select “Accounts” from the dropdown menu
- Find the account name you wish to deactivate and hit “Deactivate Account.”
How many Square accounts can I manage?
You can manage multiple Square accounts the same way you might manage different bank accounts. You need to keep them separate so that transactions from one account don’t get mixed up with another. For example, if your business has two locations, you could use two Square versions for each site.
You can also use a master account to give other people access to all of your locations or businesses at once. If multiple people work together and want to share a single charge (for example, managers), this would be ideal for managing their funds across numerous businesses/locations.
Can I link multiple Square accounts to the same bank account?
You can link multiple Square accounts to the same bank account. To add another account, click the “add a new card” box and enter your information for the second or third account.
You cannot link multiple Square accounts to different bank accounts, however. Each merchant account you open with Square has its email address and password, so those merchants are essentially separate entities. Suppose you try to add another merchant account after having already created one. In that case, it will be rejected by Square’s system because there’s no way for them to differentiate between the two merchants based on their email addresses—they’re both simply “Merchant1.”
How do I manage multiple Square accounts?
You may have multiple Square accounts for different businesses or one account and would like to add another. Either way, Square has made it easy to manage your accounts from the same place. To view your existing accounts:
- Visit [https://squareup.com/account] and log in with your username and password.
- Click on “Settings” in the top right corner of the screen, then select “My Account” from the dropdown menu that appears. You can now see your active Square accounts under “My Accounts.”
- Click on any account name to manage its settings or transaction details (noted by a blue check mark next to a green “plus”)
You can have multiple Square accounts and link them to your exact bank account.
In the past, Square only allowed you to open one Square account. However, you can now have multiple Square accounts and link them to the same bank account. Since all your linked accounts use the same bank information, you must always track how much money is in each performance.
You can also easily manage multiple Square accounts by logging into your bank account and seeing all of your linked Square accounts listed under “Linked Accounts” in your dashboard.
You can have as many Square accounts as you need and link them to the same bank account. The only limit is that there’s only one card reader per account. But if you’re looking for more ways to earn money from your business, check out our free guide on how to get started with Square Cash!