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Accept Payments with Square Stand

The Square Stand family includes the classic first generation and the reimagined second generation. Learn how to accept payments using both models below.

Not sure which Square Stand you have? Learn how to Identify Your Square Stand.

Square Stand (2nd generation)

Once you’ve set up your Square Stand with your compatible iPad, you can accept payments directly with the built-in card readers via:

  • Contactless cards, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay.

  • Chip and PIN cards.

Note: Swiping a payment card or gift card is not available on Square Stand (2nd generation).

Using your Square Stand (2nd generation)

Create a sale using Square Stand

  1. Sign in with the email address and password associated with your Square account.
  2. If you’ve created items, tap the item(s) you’d like to sell from your Item Library or Favourites Page, or scan the barcode of an item with a SKU saved to your Item Library. Your item will be added to the current sale on the right.
  3. To enter a custom sale amount, tap Keypad. You can also select a variable price item saved to your Item Library.
  4. Tap on the item in the the right-hand panel to add a description, create modifications, change the quantity and apply tax. When you’re done, tap the “X” icon or Save.

Accept payments using Square Stand

1.Tap Charge to checkout, and swivel Stand 180 degrees to face the customer.

  1. The customer-facing checkout screen will prompt the customer to pay on the right side of Stand by either inserting their card into the chip reader or tapping their contactless card or mobile device near the flashing contactless icon.
  2. To view other payment options, including cash or manual card entry, tap All payment options in the upper left corner prior to swiveling Stand toward the customer. If you don’t regularly swivel your Square Stand to your customers, you can set this to be the default payment screen in Checkout settings.

Note: Square Stand (2nd generation) must be plugged into a power source all times to take payment.

Complete checkout with Square Stand

  1. With tipping enabled, your customer will see the option to leave a tip on the screen.
  2. Once the payment has completed, select your customer’s preferred receipt delivery method (if applicable). If your Square Stand is connected to a receipt or kitchen printer, you also can print a receipt and kitchen ticket.

Square Stand (1st generation)

Once you’ve set up your Square Stand with your compatible iPad, you can wirelessly connect your Square Reader via Bluetooth or securely place it in the dock for Square Reader to accept payments via:

  • Contactless cards, including Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay.

  • Chip and PIN cards.

  • Swipe cards through the built-in track in the front of the stand.

Using your Square Stand (1st generation)

Create a sale using Square Stand

  1. Sign in with the email address and password associated with your Square account.
  2. If you’ve created items, tap the item(s) you’d like to sell from your Item Library or Favourites Page, or scan the barcode of an item with a SKU saved to your Item Library. Your item will be added to the current sale on the right.
  3. To enter a custom sale amount, tap Keypad. You can also select a variable price item saved to your Item Library.
  4. Tap on the item in the the right-hand panel to add a description, create modifications, change the quantity and apply tax. When you’re done, tap the “X” icon or Save.

Accept payments using Square Stand

  1. Tap Charge to check out.
  2. Swipe your customer’s card through the track at the front of your Square Stand, tap/insert your customer’s card using the Square Reader, or manually enter payment card information while your iPad is secured in the stand.

Accept payments using Square Stand without Power

When Square Stand (1st generation) is not plugged into a power outlet, it utilises the iPad’s battery as a power source.

In this mode, the Square Stand (1st generation) will allow you to swipe magstripe cards and connect to the Square Reader via Bluetooth to accept tapped and inserted chip card payments if your device has an Internet connection, such as 4G or 5G.

Square Stand (2nd generation) must be plugged into a power source all times to take payment.

Note: USB accessories are not supported if Square Stand is not connected to a power outlet.

Complete checkout with Square Stand

  1. With tipping enabled, your customer will see the option to leave a tip on the screen.
  2. Once the payment has completed, select your customer’s preferred receipt delivery method (if applicable). If your Square Stand is connected to a receipt or kitchen printer, you also can print a receipt and kitchen ticket.

Accept Square Gift Cards

There are multiple ways to accept Square Gift Cardswith Square Stand.

Square Stand (2nd generation)

  • During the checkout process:

  1. Navigate to all payment options.
  2. Select Gift Card.
  3. Either manually enter the gift card details or press the camera icon to scan the physical gift card using your iPad’s front-facing camera (only available for newer gift cards).

Square Stand (1st generation)

  • Swipe the gift card through your Square Stand’s in-built magstripe reader track.
  • During the checkout process:

  1. Navigate to all payment options.
  2. Select Gift Card.
  3. Either manually enter the gift card details or press the camera icon to scan the physical gift card using your iPad’s front-facing camera (only available for newer gift cards).

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