Integrating Square With Shopify

May 04, 2020

Square and Shopify can now be seamlessly integrated using the EMB Gateway.

Square and Shopify are by far two of the most popular POS systems available on the market today. Square is an all-inclusive and free mPOS app.  Founded in 2009, it was the first company to enable businesses to process credit cards with just a free card reader and a smartphone. Shopify launched in 2006 and had its beginnings as eCommerce software. Shopify simplifies online selling for merchants just getting started in the business.

Many merchants have brought up the question about whether Square and Shopify can be directly integrated. Although Shopify appears to support numerous payment processors, unfortunately, Square is not included in the lineup. This could be due to the fact that they are both direct competitors. However, there are third-party solutions that can seamlessly make the integration happen, especially when it comes to processing payments. One solution is the EMB Payment Gateway.

The EMB Payment Gateway

Specializing in high risk merchant accounts, the EMB Payment Gateway provides the perfect solution to ensure a safe, yet fast transaction of data from the merchant’s website and all credit card networks. The goal of EMB is to fully support small to midsize businesses by saving them both money and time.

Integrating EMB into your Shopify gives you the option of adding and managing more payment processors and payment methods in one platform.  You also have the ability to route transactions to different payment processors or use different payment methods. Advanced features like multi-currency conversion and 3D Secure fraud protection allows you to expand your reach without fear.

Step-By-Step Instructions For Integrating EMB Payment Gateway With Shopify

Accepting payments using the EMB Gateway is quick and easy. All you need to do is connect your Square account with the EMB Gateway by following these steps:

  • Sign in to your EMB Gateway.
  • Under Square Connect, click on “Connect Square App”.
  • Click “Authorize This Application”.
  • You will be redirected to a page that says “Permission”, simply click “Allow”.
  • The next page will say, “Application Successfully Authorized”, click on the button that says, “Continue to complete the process”.
  • Under “Square Settings” add your information under “Location” and then click “Save”.

That’s all there is to it!  You have now connected your Square account with the EMB Gateway.

Now, to choose EMB as your preferred payment gateway on Shopify, follow these instructions:

  • Sign in to your Shopify account. Click on the “Settings” gear on the bottom left-hand corner of your dashboard.
  • Under Settings, choose “Payment Providers”.
  • Scroll down towards the bottom, right-hand side, under “Third-party providers”, click on “Choose third-party provider”.
  • In the search bar at the top of the page, type in “EMB”, (EMB) will auto-fill. Choose it.
  • Where it says account information, fill in your gateway credentials and password. Then scroll down and click “Reactivate eMerchantBroker (EMB)”.
  • At the top of the same page, click on “Payment Providers”, you can then scroll down and see that “EMB” is now one of your payment gateway providers.

Just like that! Now you can start taking payments.

A Secure, Low-Cost Solution

EMB equips merchants for success both now and in the future. By offering the most affordable rates in credit card processing, real-time reporting, 24/7 customer support, and both chargeback and fraud protection, you have all the tools you need to operate your business with confidence.

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending on the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

After filling out EMB’s simple online application and submitting any necessary, requested documents, many merchants get approved within 24 and 48 hours.

EMB specializes in working with high-risk merchants. EMB works with many merchants, including but not limited to businesses in these industries: gambling and gaming, adult entertainment, nutraceuticals, vaping and e-cigarettes, electronics, tech support, travel, high-end furniture, weight loss programs, calling cards, e-books and software, and telecommunications.

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