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Reader for contactless and chip

Terminal

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Square Reader for magstripe

Stand

Reader for contactless and chip

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

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Terminal

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

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A fully integrated point of sale with built-in payments and two touchscreens.

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Square Reader for magstripe

Accept credit cards anywhere on your smartphone or tablet.

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Stand

Turn your iPad into a point of sale and take every kind of payment.

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Accepted payments

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

International credit cards

Interac (tap, chip and PIN)

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

International credit cards

Interac (tap, chip and PIN)

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe

Magstripe (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

International credit cards

Interac (tap, chip and PIN)

Power

Battery or power by optional dock

Battery or wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

No power required

Requires wall outlet

Internet connection

Via your phone or tablet

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

Wi-Fi or Ethernet

Via your phone or tablet

Via your iPad

Compatible devices

Connects via Bluetooth to an iOS (10.0+) or Android (5.0+) device. Swipe magstripe cards with the included magstripe reader.

No additional device required. Uses 2.25-inch thermal printer paper.

No additional device required.

Requires iOS 10.0+ or Android 5.0+. Choose headphone or Lightning model upon purchase.

Requires 10.2” iPad (2021, 2020, 2019), 10.5” iPad Air (2019), or iPad Pro 10.5” running iOS 11.0+.

Device connection

Bluetooth LE

No additional device required.

No additional device required.

Headphone jack or Lightning connector

Lightning connector

Compatible point-of-sale software

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Square Point of Sale

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Price

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