Set up with Square

With CommuniBee, you can choose to subscribe (monthly or annually) to unlock the use of Alternate Payments. 

Alternate Payments includes Stripe, Square, PayPal, and offline acceptance (cash, check, e-transfer, etc.). Invoicing for platform fees occurs on the 25th of each month, with automatic billing (against the credit card used to subscribe) occurring on the 1st of the following month.

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

In one internet browser, open your CommuniBee dashboard. Under Community Setup, navigate to the Banking tab, select the Square payment option and click Setup Provider.

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 on the plus icon to create an application (or if one already exists for this purpose, open it).
  • Type in a name such as your organization name and click Save.

You should now see your application in blue, click Open.

  • 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 your CommuniBee dashboard to paste this key into the Access Token field.
  • Return to the Square tab one last time and click on Locations from the side menu.
  • Copy the Location ID.
  • Return to your CommuniBee dashboard and paste the ID into the Location ID.
  • Click on the Save button near the bottom of the Banking page.
  • Click the Test Payment.
    • 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 without interruption.
  • Return to the Square tab and log out of the developers dashboard.
  • Log in to the standard Square dashboard using this link: Square Log in to 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 customers going forward.