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Compare Square Stand and Terminal

In addition to our Square Reader, we offer two countertop point of sale solutions, Square Terminal and Square Stand.

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 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 print receipts in one compact device.
Fast Processing Speed: Square Terminal can process chip and PIN and contactless cards in just seconds to keep your line 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 and Android tablet devices must be connected via Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

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

Square Stand

3rd Party Apps: Square Stand lets you use other apps on your POS, 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 by itself for €79 plus VAT during our 3 month promotion until 18 August 2021 and then for €99 plus VAT thereafter without the need for additional devices.
Power Options: Plug Square Stand into a three-prong grounded AC power socket to accept payments while charging your iPad. You can also accept payments on Square Stand without a power socket. When Square Stand is not plugged in to a power socket, it utilises the iPad’s battery to allow you to swipe magnetic cards and connect to the Square Reader via Bluetooth to accept tapped and inserted chip and PIN card payments. Note: USB accessories are not supported in this mode.

Available in Retail Stores
If you need hardware right away, you can purchase a Square Stand from Square Shop or Amazon.

Square Apps

  Square Terminal Square Stand
Square Point of Sale Yes Yes
Square Online Yes Yes
Square for Restaurants Free Limited Availability Yes
Square for Restaurants Plus Limited Availability Yes