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Setting Up With Square

Before you start:

We want you to know about this common issue when choosing Square as your payment provider:

Popup Blockers not allowing winners to open the payment fields & complete payment

We cannot control this from our application, their device or browser settings control that blocker.
The workaround options are: 
1. Have the user “allow popups” and then close the box and try again.
2. Have the user switch to a different device to log in and pay
3. Have the user try the app vs an internet browser to log in and pay
4. To avoid popup blocker issues altogether, use Stripe for payment collections.

Get Started

For quicker set up, it is recommended you use two browser tabs.

In one internet browser open Bid Beacon and navigate to Manage Auction

    • Navigate to Payment Settings in left side menu
    • Under How Will Guests Pay, click Online
    • Below Configure Online Payment, select SETUP SQUARE

In a second internet tab, log in to the Square Developer Dashboard (this is not your usual sign in link) or create a new account, then log in again through the link provided above.  

  • From the Applications screen, click Create your First Application (or if one already exists for this purpose, open it)
  • Type in a name such as “Bid Beacon Auction” and click Save
  • You should now see your application in blue, click Open  
Applications Square
  • Toggle from Sandbox to Production. Sandbox means test keys, production means live keys
  • Click Show beside the Production Access Token, and then copy the token
  • Return to the Bid Beacon tab to paste this key into the Access Token Field 
  • Return to the Square tab and in the left side menu, click Locations 
Square Access ID
  • Copy the Location ID
  • Return to your Bid Beacon tab and paste it into the Location ID field
  • Scroll to the bottom of the Bid Beacon tab and Save
  • Click the Test Payment button. Note that you will be using a real credit card to test a $1 payment. Once completed, a successful payment message will appear. *ensure you turn off any ad blockers for the payment modal to open
  • Return to the Square tab and log out of the developers dashboard
  • Log in to your standard dashboard using this link: Square Log in
  • View your sales at a glance. The $1 payment should appear within minutes. This is where you can review and manage any payment made by your guests going forward.
Square Location ID

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