Compare Square hardware

Terminal

Reader

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Stand (2nd generation)

Stand (1st generation)

Terminal

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

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Reader

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

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A fully integrated point-of-sale solution.

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Stand (2nd generation)

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

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Stand (1st generation)

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

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Accepted payments

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Power

Battery or power socket

Battery or power by optional dock

Requires power socket

Requires power socket

Requires power socket

Internet connection

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

Via your phone or tablet

Wi-Fi or Ethernet

Via your iPad

Via your iPad

Compatible devices

No additional device required. Uses 57 mm x 35 mm thermal printer paper.

Connects via Bluetooth to an iOS (10.0+) or Android (5.0+) device.

No additional device required.

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

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

Device connection

No additional device required.

Bluetooth LE

No additional device required.

Lightning connector

Lightning connector

Compatible point-of-sale software

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants (for open tickets)

Square Point of Sale

Square for Retail (with an iPad)

Square for Restaurants (with an iPad)

Square Appointments

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants (free plan)

Square for Retail

Square Appointments

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Square Appointments

Square for Retail

Square Point of Sale

Square for Retail

Square for Restaurants

Square Appointments

Price

£149 + VAT

Interest-free instalments plans available

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£599 + VAT

Interest-free instalment plans available

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£99 + VAT

£17/mo over 6 months

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£89 + VAT

Interest-free instalments plans available

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