Square Reader

Small credit card reader, big possibilities.

Get a free Reader
Accept credit cards anywhere

Take payments anywhere on your smartphone or tablet using the free Square Reader with the free Square Register app.

Works with iOS and Android

Square Reader plugs into the standard headset jack of your smartphone or tablet. Never miss a sale again.

Total security

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

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Clear pricing, fast deposits

Pay 2.75% per swipe for Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Swipe $100, see $97.25 in your bank account in one to two business days.


Fast set-up, no commitments.

Sign up for Square and we’ll drop your free Square Reader in the mail—no commitments or long-term contracts.

All major credit cards

Process Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express at 2.75% per swipe. Manually enter card information and pay 3.5% + 15¢ per transaction.

No signal, no problem

Swipe payments without a connection in Offline Mode and pay the regular 2.75% per swipe.

Send receipts customers keep

Send receipts via email or text message, or connect a receipt printer to a tablet. Personalize your signature screen and receipts with a logo and cover photo.

Pro tip: Improve your tips

Customers sign and tip right on the device in one easy, math-free motion—easier for them and better for your businesses.

Do business anywhere with Square.

Square gives you everything you need in one free point-of-sale app. Free app updates keep you equipped with the latest features as long as you’re in business.

  • Manage locations and employees from one account.
  • Run your business on the go from your dashboard.
  • Send receipts via email or text message, or print them out.
  • Issue partial or full refunds.
  • Print or email sales reports.
  • Get paid faster with invoicing.

Learn more about Square Point of Sale

Tech specs

Square Reader plugs into the standard 3.5-mm headset jack of a smartphone or tablet. Square Reader is compatible with most Apple devices running iOS 7.0 or later and Android devices running 4.0 or later.

iPhone running iOS 7.0 or later
iPad and iPad mini running iOS 7.0 or later
5th-generation iPod touch and later
Smartphones running Android 4.0 or later
Tablets running Android 4.0 or later


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