Compare Square hardware

Reader for contactless and chip & PIN cards

Terminal

Square Register

Square Stand

Square Reader for magnetic stripe cards

Reader for contactless and chip & PIN cards

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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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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Square Reader for magnetic stripe cards

Accept credit cards anywhere on your smartphone or tablet.

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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

Magstripe (with Square Reader for magstripe cards, sold separately)

International credit cards

INTERAC (tap, chip and PIN)

Magstripe (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

Power

Battery or power by optional dock

Battery or wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

No power required

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

Via your phone or tablet

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 12.0+.

Requires iOS 12.0+ or Android 7.0+. Choose headphone or Lightning model upon purchase.

Device connection

Bluetooth LE

No additional device required.

No additional device required.

Lightning connector

Headphone jack or Lightning connector

Compatible point-of-sale software

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Square for Retail

Square Appointments

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Square Appointments

Square for Retail

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Square for Retail

Square Appointments

Price

$899 or $75/mo over 12 months

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Free first reader

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* Offer expires October 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PST or while supplies last, whichever comes first. Offer for 20% off cost of one Square Terminal, Square Register, Square Stand, Square Stand Mount, Square Reader for contactless and chip, excluding applicable taxes. Each code is limited to one redemption per New-to-Square Hardware account holder. Valid for Square customers located in the US only with a US bank account. Offer not valid with guest checkout. Square reserves the right to modify, revoke or cancel the offer at any time. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash and non-transferable.


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