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Get a Square Reader

The Square Reader is universal, so one reader can be used on all supported devices. You can also use the same reader to collect payments for multiple Square accounts or locations. Square readers don’t store any specific account holder or bank account information, nor do they need to be activated. If your device or reader is ever lost or stolen, rest assured that your Square account is stored securely online in our servers rather than on a specific device.

A view of the chip card reader that shows the 2 slots – one for magnetic stripe cards and one for chip cards.

Get a Reader When you Sign Up

When you activate a Square account, you’re given the option to purchase a Square Reader. If you’ve already purchased a reader from one of our retail partners, or if you plan to process payments via manual entry, you can skip this step.

Reader Shipping

You should receive your reader within 7-10 business days. Readers are sent out by Australia Post. You’ll get a confirmation email from our tracking partner Narvar when we’ve received your order, and when your reader is shipped. You can also view your orders from your online Square Dashboard.

Note: Narvar tracking is only available via email. You can’t view tracking updates from Narvar in your online Square Dashboard at this time.

If it’s been 10 business days since you placed an order and received your order confirmation email from Narvar, review these common scenarios for delayed hardware orders.

Order Additional Readers

To order additional readers online, visit Square Shop to make a purchase.

To order additional readers directly from the Square app:

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner to navigate to the menu.
  2. From an iPhone or Android device, tap Settings.
  3. Tap Card Readers - Contactless + Chip - Order a Reader.
  4. Confirm or edit your delivery address and payment details and submit.

Order Stickers

If you need more Square stickers, you can order a marketing kit from the Square Dashboard.

Buy a Reader from a Retail Store

Square Readers are available from many retail locations.

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