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Accept Payments on Square Register

Once you’ve set up your Square Register, you can start processing payments straight 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 basket and tap Charge.


Ask your customer to hold a contactless device or card near the contactless logo to trigger the payment. The contactless logo lights up after tapping Charge.

Chip and PIN

Ask your customer to insert a chip and PIN card into the chip and PIN card slot on the customer display and leave it in place until they have entered their PIN and the sale is complete. The front of the card should face towards your customer.


Ask your customer to swipe a magnetic-stripe card through the magnetic stripe reader on the customer display. Customers can swipe either direction. Note: Only cards without a chip can be swiped.

Docked Display
Undocked display

Add Image to Your Customer Display

To get started, you’ll first upload your image(s) 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 the down arrow at the top of the screen.

  2. Select Settings > Hardware > Customer Display.

  3. Toggle on Show Image.

  4. If you have more than one image to display, you’ll see the option to choose the speed of your image slideshow.

Connect Hardware Accessories

The hardware hub lets you connect a cash drawer, printer or barcode scanner to Register via USB. Simply plug in additional hardware accessories to the hardware hub and Register will guide you through setup.

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

Learn more about supported point of sale hardware accessories for Square Register.

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:

Specialised Point of Sale apps: