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Accept Payments with Square Stand

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

Square Stand (2nd Generation)

After you set up your Square Stand with your iPad, you’ll be able to accept contactless and chip and PIN payments. You can also accept contactless payments from Apple Pay or Google Pay-enabled devices.

To 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.

  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 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.

To accept payments on the Square Stand:

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

  2. The customer-facing checkout screen will prompt the customer to pay on the right side of Stand by either inserting their card into Square Stand or tapping their contactless card or mobile device near the flashing contactless icon.

  3. If prompted, your customer can enter their PIN for their purchase on the display of the iPad.

  4. Input your customer’s preferred receipt delivery method. 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 iPad, you can swipe cards through the track in the front of Stand, and accept contactless and chip and PIN payments on the Square Reader. You can also accept contactless payments from Apple Pay or Google Pay-enabled devices.

To 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.

  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.

To accept payments on the Square Stand:

  1. Tap Charge to check out.

  2. Prompt your customer to tap or insert their card or contactless device using the Square Reader.

  3. If prompted, your customer can enter their PIN for their purchase on the display of the iPad.

  4. Input your customer’s preferred receipt delivery method. If your Square Stand is connected to a receipt or kitchen printer, you also can print a receipt and kitchen ticket.

Accept Card Payments on Square Stand Without Connecting to a Power Socket (1st Generation Only)

When Square Stand (1st Generation) is not plugged in to a power socket, it utilises the iPad’s battery to allow you to connect to the Square Reader for Contactless and Chip and PIN via Bluetooth to accept contactless and chip and PIN payments. USB accessories are not supported in this mode.

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

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