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Accept Payments on Square Register

Once you’ve set up your Square Register, you can start processing payments right away.

Taking Payments with Square Register

Position the customer display so your customers can easily see it and pay with their cards and devices. To take a payment, build your cart and tap Charge. Learn more about accepted cards with Square.


Ask your customer to hold a contactless device or card near the contactless logo to trigger the payment.

Chip + PIN

Ask your customer to insert a chip card into the card slot on the customer display. If prompted, your customer can select their preferred account after inserting their card. And if asked, your customer can enter their PIN for their purchase on the customer display. Ensure that the chip card remains in place until the sale is complete.

Note: The front of the card should face upwards if the customer display is docked, and towards your customer if the customer display is undocked. All major credit and INTERAC debit chip cards can be accepted with the customer display.


Ask your customer to swipe a magnetic-stripe only card through the magstripe reader on the customer display. Customers can swipe either direction.

Docked Display
Undocked display

Add Images to Your Customer Display

To get started, you can upload your image from your online Square Dashboard, then configure the appearance from your Square Register. Here’s how:

To upload your image:

  1. Sign in to Account & Settings in your online Square Dashboard.

  2. Expand the Business tab > click Locations.

  3. Select the location you’d like to update or create a new one.

  4. Scroll to Point of Sale Checkout Background, and click the + icon in the image box to upload your image.

  5. Click Save.

To configure your customer display and image settings:

  1. On your Square Register, tap More at the bottom of the screen

  2. Select Settings > Hardware > Customer Display.

  3. Toggle on Show Profile Image on Idle Screen.

Note: Instructions provided above are based on the latest Square Point of Sale experience. If you have not yet upgraded, tap the switcher at the top of your Register screen, select Checkout and then under Appearance, tap Upgrade to the new Square Point of Sale.

Connect Hardware Accessories

The hardware accessory hub lets you connect a cash drawer, printer or barcode scanner to Register via USB. Learn more about supported point of sale hardware accessories for Square Register.

Note: Charging USB devices is not supported by the hardware hub USB ports.

Supported Point of Sale Features

Square Register allows you to do a lot more than take payments. Learn more about what your device can do:

Point of Sale features:

Specialized Point of Sale apps:

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