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Setting up online payment options

Which online payment options can I use with Light Blue?

Offering online payment options makes it really easy for your clients to pay you. You can set up your Light Blue account to take payment for invoices or booking fees via:

  • Card payments via Stripe. This is the most popular option used by our customers, because the customer experience of using Stripe is really good, their customer support is excellent, and their fees are low.
  • Card payments via Square. Added in Light Blue 2022.2. The customer experience of using Square is really good and their fees are low.
  • Card or PayPal payments via PayPal. Using PayPal has some disadvantages compared to using Stripe or Square because your customers will be taken to PayPal’s website to complete their payment.

You need to open an account with one of these payment processors before you can use them with Light Blue. We don’t take a cut of the payments that you put through Light Blue, but the payment processor will charge you a fee.

Please note that, because they both offer very similar card payment options, you can only offer either Stripe or Square’s card payment. You can’t have both available as options at the same time.

Stripe

In Light Blue 2022.2 or later

  1. Open the Preferences window in the Light Blue desktop app.
  2. Go to the “Integrations” section, then into the “Online Payments” tab.
  3. Go to the “API Keys” page in your Stripe account.
  4. Copy your “Publishable Key” and paste it into the “Stripe Publishable Key” field in Light Blue.
  5. Copy your “Secret Key” and paste it into the “Stripe Secret Key” field in Light Blue.

Via your Light Blue account on our website

  1. Log into your account and go to the “Online Payments” page.
  2. Go to the “API Keys” page in your Stripe account.
  3. Copy your “Publishable Key” and paste it into the “Stripe Publishable Key” field in Light Blue.
  4. Copy your “Secret Key” and paste it into the “Stripe Secret Key” field in Light Blue.
  5. Click the “Save Changes” button.

Square

In Light Blue 2022.2 or later

  1. Open the Preferences window in the Light Blue desktop app.
  2. Go to the “Integrations” section, then into the “Online Payments” tab.
  3. To link your Square account, click the “Manage Square Account” button and follow the instructions to authorise Light Blue.

Via your Light Blue account on our website

  1. Log into your account and go to the “API & Integrations” page.
  2. Click the link to authorise access to your Square account.

PayPal

In Light Blue 2022.2 or later

  1. Open the Preferences window in the Light Blue desktop app.
  2. Go to the “Integrations” section, then into the “Online Payments” tab.
  3. Type your PayPal email address into the “PayPal Email Address” field.

Via your Light Blue account on our website

  1. Log into your account and go to the “Online Payments” page.
  2. Type your PayPal email address into the “PayPal email address” field.
  3. Click the “Save Changes” button.
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