Square Reader

The chip and PIN and contactless card reader for every business.


Secure. Fast. Simple.

Square Reader lets you accept chip and PIN cards, contactless cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay anywhere. Connect wirelessly, accept payments quickly and get your funds fast.

Accept every way your customers want to pay.

Whether your customers want to pay with their debit and credit cards or mobile devices, be ready to accept every sale with Square Reader. Take chip and PIN and contactless payments for one simple rate: 1.75%.

Chip and PIN cards

Customers can insert chip and PIN cards into the reader, then enter their PIN on your device.

Contactless cards

Customers simply hold their contactless credit or debit cards near the card reader to trigger payment.

Mobile devices

Accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and other contactless smartphones and watches with the mobile card reader.

Process card payments in seconds.

Square Reader is among the fastest card machines out there when it comes to processing contactless payments. Let your customers tap and go—and keep your line moving fast.

Powered by the free app that helps you run your whole business.

  • Enter sales quickly with an intuitive checkout experience.
  • Make smarter business decisions with real-time inventory and reporting.
  • Easily add devices and team members as you grow, and keep sales synced to one account.

Connect wirelessly. Sell instantly.

Connect your card reader wirelessly to your Apple or Android device via Bluetooth. Open the free Square point-of-sale app and you’re ready to take card payments anywhere.

A battery that keeps up with you.

Square Reader is packed with a powerful battery. Charge it up and you’re set to take card payments all day.

Ready your card reader for countertop sales.

Keep Square Reader charged, stabilised and positioned for card payments with Dock for Square Reader.

Take your card reader (and payments) on the go.

Securely mount Square Reader onto your phone with the OtterBox uniVERSE case for iPhone XR.



Pay just 1.75% per transaction for Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit or debit cards. Process £100, see £98.25 transferred into your bank account as fast as the next working day. No monthly fees, no commitments and no surprises.

Available at local retailers


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*Instalment plan offer terms
All payment plans are issued by Squareup International Limited. All plans are interest-free. First instalment will be due at checkout. VAT will be calculated at checkout but billed with each instalment payment. Available plan lengths vary from three, six and/or 12 instalments based on purchase amount. All plans subject to credit approval.


Questions you might have about Square Reader, answered all in one place.

Setting up your Square Reader

All the getting-started questions.

Taking Payments

How to take payments anywhere, anytime with Square Reader.


What you can use with Square.