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Compare Square Register, Terminal, and Stand

In addition to our suite of Square Readers, we offer three countertop point of sale solutions, the Square Register, the Square Terminal, and the Square Stand for Contactless and Chip.

Here are some important things to know about our countertop options:

  • They’re not linked to any specific Square point of sale account or bank account.

  • They can be shared among multiple Square accounts or locations.

  • They don’t store specific account holder or buyer information. If your hardware is lost or stolen, you can rest assured that your account information is stored safely and securely on our servers.

Square Register

Square Register

Complete Integration: Square Register is an all-in-one product that is 100% built by Square and does not require a separate tablet. Square Register is fully integrated - hardware and software built to work together.
Customer Display: Square Register has a built-in detachable customer display to show your customers what they're paying for in real time.
Network Options: Square Register can be connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi while the Square Stand using an iPad must be connected via Wi-Fi.
Faster checkout: Speed up your queue with a larger seller screen, dedicated customer display with integrated payments, and faster eftpos transactions.
Improved Security: Software built specifically to run your point of sale keeps your device completely on the Square System and does not allow third party apps or web access.
Use more peripherals: Square Register has additional USB ports on its USB accessory hub (5 vs. 3 on Square Stand) plus support for Ethernet and USB keyboard.
Available in Retail Stores: If you need a Square Register right away, you can purchase directly from our retail partner Officeworks at selected stores. Contact your local store before visiting to ensure there is stock.

Keep in mind, Square Register does not support Bluetooth accessories at this time.

Square Terminal

Square Terminal

Complete Integration: Square Terminal is an all-in-one product that is 100% built by Square and does not require a separate device. Square Terminal accepts all payment types and prints receipts in one compact device.
Fast Processing Speed: Square Terminal can process chip cards in just seconds to keep your queue moving. Never miss a sale because of slow transactions.
Durable and Strong: Sell confidently knowing Terminal has ultra-durable construction, including Gorilla glass.
Improved Security: Software built specifically to run your point of sale keeps your device completely on the Square system and does not allow third party apps or web access.
Powerful Battery: Ditch the messy cords and sell all day with a battery designed to last from open to close.
Network Options: Square Terminal can be connected via Wi-Fi or Ethernet (with purchase of Hub for Square Terminal) while iPhones, iPads, Android phones, Android tablets devices must be connected via Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
Available in Retail Stores: If you need a Square Terminal right away, you can purchase directly from our retail partners Officeworks or JB Hi-Fi.

Keep in mind, Square Terminal does not support Bluetooth accessories at this time.

Square Stand

Square Stand

Third Party Apps: Square Stand for Contactless and Chip lets you use other apps on your iPad in addition to Square apps, whereas Square Terminal is purpose-built for Square’s POS app and doesn’t run other apps.
Your own Device: If you have an existing compatible iPad, you can purchase the Square Stand for $299 via the Square Shop.
Power Options: Plug Square Stand into a three-prong grounded AC power outlet to accept payments while charging your iPad. You can also accept payments on Square Stand without a power outlet. When Square Stand is not plugged in to a power outlet, it utilises the iPad’s battery to allow you to connect to the Square Reader via Bluetooth to accept tapped and inserted chip card payments. Note: USB accessories are not supported in this mode.
Available in Retail Stores: If you need a Square Stand right away, you can purchase a Square Stand from one of our retail partners.

  Square Register Square Terminal Square Stand
Square Point of Sale Yes Yes Yes
Square for Retail Yes No Yes
Square Appointments Yes No Yes
Square Online Yes Yes Yes
Square for Restaurants Free Yes Limited Availability Yes
Square for Restaurants Plus No Limited Availability Yes

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