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Compare Square hardware

Terminal

Reader for contactless and chip

Stand

Square Reader for magstripe

Terminal

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

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Reader for contactless and chip

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

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Stand

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

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Square Reader for magstripe

Accept credit cards anywhere on your smartphone or tablet.

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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 (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

International credit cards

Interac (tap, chip and PIN)

Magstripe (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)

Power

Battery or wall outlet

Battery or power by optional dock

Requires wall outlet

No power required

Internet connection

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

Via your phone or tablet

Via your iPad

Via your phone or tablet

Compatible devices

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

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

Requires 10.2” iPad (2020, 2019), 10.5” iPad Air (2019), iPad Pro 10.5” or any 9.7” iPad with Lightning connector running iOS 11.0+.

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

Device connection

No additional device required.

Bluetooth LE

Lightning connector

Headphone jack or Lightning connector

Compatible point-of-sale software

Square Point of Sale

Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments

Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments

Square Point of Sale

Square Appointments

Price

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