Buy a Magstripe Reader from a Retail Store
The Square Reader for magstripe accepts magstripe payment cards (cards without a chip). You can order one after you have signed up for Square and your account is activated; we’ll ship it to you within 7-10 business days.
If you need a reader right away, you can purchase one at participating retail locations.
When you purchase a reader, keep the following in mind:
They cost $10 up front, but come with a $10 redemption code. Once you enter the code we’ll send $10 to your linked bank account.
One redemption code can be claimed per Square account.
If a team member has purchased a reader from a retail location, the reader credit is sent to the bank account linked to the primary Square account holder. Contact the primary account holder for reimbursement.
If you weren’t approved to accept credit cards, you’re still able to link your bank account and redeem the credit.