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Square Reader

Square Terminal

Square Register

Square Stand

Square Reader

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

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Square Terminal

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

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Square Register

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

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Square Stand

An iPad point of sale with an intuitive, customer-driven checkout and integrated payments.

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Accepted payments

Contactless

Chip

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 (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

International credit cards

INTERAC (tap, chip and PIN)

Contactless

Chip

International credit cards

INTERAC (tap, chip and PIN)

Power

Battery or power by optional dock

Battery or wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

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 iPad

Compatible devices

Connects via Bluetooth to an iOS (14.0+) or Android (7.0+) device.

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

No additional device required.

Requires 10.2” iPad (2021, 2020, 2019), 10.5” iPad Air (2019) or iPad Pro 10.5” running iOS 14.0+.

Device connection

Bluetooth LE

No additional device required.

No additional device required.

Lightning connector

Compatible point-of-sale software

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Square for Retail

Square Appointments

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Square for Retail

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Square for Retail

Square Appointments

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Square Appointments

Square for Retail

Price

$399 or $34/mo over 12 months*

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$899 or $75/mo over 12 months*

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$249 or $21/mo over 12 months*

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