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Sign up for QuickBooks Payments

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

In addition to doing your accounting, you can process payments in most QuickBooks products with QuickBooks Payments. With QuickBooks Payments, you can accept credit card, debit, and ACH bank transfer payments. Each time you process a payment, QuickBooks categorizes it on your chart of accounts for you. This is an add-on feature. Learn more about QuickBooks Payments.

There are a few ways to sign up. We'll show you how to sign up for QuickBooks Payments from any product.

Important: Your payments account automatically connects to the product you sign up from. If you already signed up and need to use QuickBooks Payments for another QuickBooks product, here's how to connect your payments account.

Sign up through QuickBooks Online

Note: If you're new to QuickBooks Online and Payments, you also sign up for QuickBooks Cash through QuickBooks Online. The signup process is the same for both features.

QuickBooks Cash isn't available for current QuickBooks Payments users yet. Many customers will qualify for QuickBooks Payments and QuickBooks Cash. However, you may only qualify for QuickBooks Payments. You can still process customer payments, but won't get a QuickBooks Cash account. Learn more about getting approved for QuickBooks Cash.

  1. Sign in to QuickBooks Online as an admin.
  2. Select Settings ⚙and  then select Account and Settings.
  3. Select Payments. In the QuickBooks Payment section, select Learn more

This opens a signup window with 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.

    If you're a co-owner of the business that's signing up for QuickBooks Cash, there are a few extra steps. You'll see specific questions asking for more co-owner information when you sign up. You don't have to fill out everything to sign up, but we highly recommend you do it right away. You must submit all of your co-owner info within 30 days of signing up. If you don't, your account may be closed.

  3. If you're approved for both QuickBooks Payments and QuickBooks Cash, you can skip to step 5. In the Bank section, select Start. Select Add a new bank connection and search for your bank.
  4. Select the account you want customer payments to go into. Enter the sign-in info you use for your bank. Then select Connect.
  5. When you're finished with all of the sections, select Activate Payments.

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

Sign up through the GoPayment mobile app

If you have the GoPayment app on your mobile device, you can also sign up directly from the app.

Sign up through QuickBooks Desktop

  1. Go to the Customers menu and select Add Credit Card Processing.
  2. Follow the onscreen steps and fill out the form to apply.

Sign up through QuickBooks Desktop Point-of-Sale (POS)

  1. Go to the File menu and select Setup Interview.
  2. Select the Payments tab. Select Yes in the Would you like to accept credit and debit cards? section.
  3. Select Activate Now to learn more about the various Payments plans.
  4. Call the number provided to finish applying.

Sign up on the web

Sign up directly on the QuickBooks Payments website.

Sign up by phone

Do you have any questions? Give us a call at 800-650-1119 to talk with our team directly before you sign up.

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