The chip and PIN and contactless card reader for every business.
Secure payments every time
Square Reader safely and securely accepts chip and PIN cards, contactless cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay anywhere. Plus, get data security, 24/7 fraud prevention and payment dispute management at no extra cost.
Ready to take payments in minutes
Get started in no time – connect wirelessly, accept credit and debit cards and get money in your bank account as soon as the next working day, or instantly for a fee.*
A battery that keeps up
Square Reader packs a powerful battery in a pocket-sized POS. It takes 20% more transactions on a single charge (than the 1st generation), so you can take payments anywhere your customers are.
Just insert or tap to pay
Be ready for every sale with Square Reader. Every contactless or chip and PIN payment is the same simple rate: 1.75%.
Insert the card.
Chip and PIN cards are inserted into the reader, and customers can be checked out in just two ticks.
Tap your device or card.
Customers can hold their devices or contactless cards near the reader for even faster payment with Apple Pay or Google Pay.
Specialised apps that power your whole business
- Square Point of Sale
Free, easy to use and customisable for every business (even ones that do a little of everything), this POS software lets you sell in person, online or wherever your customers are.
- Square for Restaurants
An all-in-one POS for front and back of house operations that keeps your orders and your team organised.
- Square for Retail
A POS designed to help retail businesses sell seamlessly in store and online, with built-in tools for advanced inventory management, sales and staffing.
- Square Appointments
An appointment-scheduling POS built to save you time and help you stay in control, with an intuitive and seamless customer booking experience.
£19 + VAT
per in-person payment.
Get a custom rate
We can create custom pricing for some businesses that process £200K+ in card sales.
Find the right accessories
With a wide range of accessories, transform your Square Reader into a complete mobile POS or keep it in place on the counter.
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Frequently asked questions
- Which devices can you connect with a Square Reader?
Square Reader is compatible with a wide range of Android and iOS devices. Square offers a range of cases, a dock and other accessories to transform your Square Reader into a mobile or countertop POS solution.
- Does Square Reader require Wi-Fi?
You can use Wi-Fi, a hotspot or cellular data to accept payments on Square Reader – and you’ll need an internet connection to process payments.
- Does Square Reader need to be charged?
Square Reader does need to be charged, but once charged, it has a battery that lasts all day.
- Does Square Reader accept contactless and chip and PIN payments?
Yes. Square Reader accepts chip cards, contactless (NFC) cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Read the guide
Get step-by-step instructions and helpful info on all Square Reader can do for your business.
Learn about security
From managing disputes to fighting fraud, Square protects your money, data and business.