Compare Square hardware

Square Register

Square Terminal

Square Stand

Square Reader (2nd generation)

Square Reader (1st generation)

Square Register

A fully integrated point-of-sale solution.

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Square Terminal

An all-in-one credit and EFTPOS machine for payments and receipts.

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Square Stand

Turn your iPad into a powerful point of sale with payments built in.

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Square Reader (2nd generation)

A simple way to accept contactless, chip cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Square Reader (1st generation)

A simple way to accept contactless, chip cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Accepted payments

Contactless

Chip + PIN

Mobile payments

Magnetic stripe

Contactless

Chip + PIN

Mobile payments

Magnetic stripe

Contactless

Chip + PIN

Mobile payments

Contactless

Chip + PIN

Mobile payments

Contactless

Chip + PIN

Mobile payments

Power

Requires wall socket

Battery or wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

Battery or power by USB-C charging cable

Takes 20% more transactions on a single charge than Square Reader (1st generation)

Battery or power by optional dock

Internet connection

Wi-Fi or Ethernet

Wi-Fi or Ethernet (with Hub for Square Terminal, sold separately)

Via your iPad

Via your phone or tablet

Via your phone or tablet

Compatible devices

No additional device required.

No additional device required. Uses 57 mm x 35 mm thermal printer paper.

Requires 10.2” iPad (2021, 2020, 2019), 10.5” iPad Air (2019) or iPad Pro 10.5” running iOS 15.0+.

Connects via Bluetooth to an iOS (15.0+) or Android (7.0+) device.

Connects via Bluetooth to an iOS (15.0+) or Android (7.0+) device.

Device connection

No additional device required.

No additional device required.

Lightning connector

Bluetooth LE

Enhanced connectivity (compared to 1st generation)

Bluetooth LE

Compatible point-of-sale software

Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments

Square for Restaurants

Square for Retail

Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments

Square for Restaurants

Square for Retail

Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments

Square for Restaurants

Square for Retail

Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments (with an iPad)

Square for Restaurants (with an iPad)

Square for Retail (with an iPad)

Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments (with an iPad)

Square for Restaurants (with an iPad)

Square for Retail (with an iPad)

Price

$1,099 or 12 interest-free payments of $92*

1.6% per tap and insert

2.2% per keyed-in payment

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$329 or 12 interest-free payments of $28*

1.6% per tap and insert

2.2% per keyed-in payment

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$149 or six interest-free payments of $25*

1.9% per tap and insert

2.2% per keyed-in payment

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$65

1.9% per tap and insert

2.2% per keyed-in payment

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$39

1.9% per tap and insert

2.2% per keyed-in payment

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