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Sign up for QuickBooks Payments

by Intuit Updated 4 weeks ago

Learn how to get QuickBooks Payments so you can process customer payments in QuickBooks.

Process payments in QuickBooks by credit card, debit, ACH bank transfer, PayPal, and Venmo. QuickBooks auto-categorizes each payment on your chart of accounts for you.

Apply for QuickBooks Payments from your QuickBooks product. Find out more about QuickBooks Payments.

Important: Your payments account auto-connects to the product you sign up from. If you signed up for QuickBooks Payments in a different QuickBooks product, link that account instead of creating a new one. Connect a Payments account to QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Desktop.

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Sign up through QuickBooks Online

  1. Sign in.
  2. Apply for Payments.
  1. Select Settings ⚙, then select Account and Settings.
  2. Select Payments, then select Learn more in the QuickBooks Payment section. 
  3. Select Set up Payments.

The Payments signup window displays three sections:

  1. In the Business section, select Start. Fill out the form and tell us about your business. When you're done, select Next.
  2. In the Owner/Proprietor section, select Start. Fill out the form and then select Next.
  3. In the Payment deposit section, select Start. You have the option to get a QuickBooks Checking account OR select a different bank account for your customer payments. Get more info about QuickBooks Checking.
    • If you choose to get a QuickBooks Checking account, ensure the name on the debit card is correct.
    • If you choose a different bank account, select Add and search for your bank. Enter the sign-in info you use for your bank, then select Connect.
  4. When you're finished with all of the sections, select Get Set Up.

You'll get an email about your enrollment in a few business days. If approved, you can order things like a mobile card reader directly from the email.

Sign up through QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Go to Customers and select Add Credit Card Processing.
  2. Follow the on-screen steps and fill out the form to apply.

Sign up on the web

Apply directly on the QuickBooks Payments website.

Disclaimer: QuickBooks Payments account subject to eligibility criteria, credit and application approval. Money movement services are provided by Intuit Payments Inc., licensed as a Money Transmitter by the New York State Department of Financial Services.

Note: Once you sign up for Payments, make sure to review the Merchant Services Agreements.

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