Square Chip Card Reader

The credit card reader that takes payments anywhere.

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Take payments anywhere

Accept card payments anywhere you do business, whether that’s at your counter or on the go, and never miss a sale again.

Works with iOS and Android

The Square chip card reader plugs into the headphone jack of your smartphone or tablet, and lets you accept all major debit and credit cards.

Secure transactions

Card information is encrypted at the moment it is processed. Square doesn’t store data on your device after a payment has been processed.

Clear pricing, fast deposits

Pay 1.9% total per tap, insert or swipe—whether you’re accepting Visa, Mastercard or American Express. See funds in your bank account in one to two business days.


Fast setup, no commitments.

Get started in minutes. Create your free Square account, order your Square chip card reader and download the free Square app—no commitments or long-term contracts required.

All major debit and credit cards

Process Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit or debit cards at 1.9% per tap, insert or swipe. Manually enter card information and pay 2.2% per transaction.

Your mobile chip-and-PIN reader

Securely accept chip-and-PIN card payments anywhere you do business—no clunky machines needed.

Speed through checkout.

Get your checkout line moving faster by sending receipts via email or text message, personalised with your logo and information. For paper receipts, connect a receipt printer to your tablet.

Skip the PIN for speed

For applicable transactions under $35, you can securely skip PIN entry to speed up the transaction and serve customers faster.

Secure and precise payments.

Small chip, big security

When a chip card is used at checkout, the chip authenticates the card by talking back and forth in real time with Square Reader and your bank. For added security, information is never stored on your device after a payment has been processed.

Process transactions with precision

With Square Reader and the Square Point of Sale app, you’ll get a point of sale with fully integrated payments processing. This means you can accurately accept payments every time and avoid the costly keying errors that come with non-integrated terminals.

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Insert the chip.

Square Reader has two slots—so no matter what type of card your customer is carrying, you’ll never miss a payment. Read chip cards with the front slot, and let customers enter their PIN securely on your device.

Swipe the stripe.

Need to accept international credit cards? No worries. Swipe magnetic-stripe cards with the rear slot. Customers sign for their transactions securely, right on your device.

Accept tap-and-go cards and devices.

The new Square contactless and chip reader turns your point of sale into a complete payment solution. Whether it’s a contactless card, Apple Pay or a chip card, you can accept every way your customers want to pay.

  • Accepts contactless cards and devices with Apple Pay and Android Pay
  • Connects wirelessly to your compatible iOS or Android devices
  • Packs a powerful battery and charges easily with the micro USB port
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Run your business anywhere with Square.

Square gives you everything you need to run your business in one free POS app: Square Point of Sale. Regular app updates keep you equipped with the latest features.

  • Update your items, specials or menu on the go, directly from the app.
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of your business from your Dashboard when you’re on the go.
  • Adjust settings for taxes and discounts.
  • Send receipts via email or text message, or print them out to the kitchen, bar or counter.
  • Issue partial or full refunds.
  • Print or email sales reports.

Learn more about Square Point of Sale

Tech specs

The Square chip card reader plugs into the standard 3.5-mm headphone jack of a smartphone or tablet. Use it as your iPhone credit card reader and with most other Apple devices running iOS 9.0 or later. Square Reader is also compatible with Android devices running 4.4 or later.

iPhone running iOS 9.0 or later
iPad and iPad mini running iOS 9.0 or later
iPod touch running iOS 9.0 or later
Smartphones running Android 4.4 or later
Tablets running Android 4.4 or later
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