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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, ring up the sale 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.


Ask your customer to insert a chip card into the chip card slot on the customer display and leave it in place until 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 magstripe reader on the customer display. Customers can swipe either direction.

Docked Display
Undocked display

Customers can also complete a payment through Cash App on their own mobile device. Select Cash App Pay as the payment method during checkout, and a QR code will generate on your buyer-facing display. Your customer can scan the QR code with Cash App on their mobile device to complete the payment. Learn more about Cash App Pay.

Connect Hardware Accessories

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

Note: Charging USB devices is not supported by the 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:

Enable Mastercard Audio Tone

To enable or disable the Mastercard audio tone for Square Register at the completion of a successful transaction with Mastercard:

  1. Tap the down arrow at the top of your Register.

  2. Tap Settings > Sounds.

  3. Toggle on or off Allow card network sounds.

If enabled, the tone will only be heard for dipped or tapped Mastercard debit and credit cards.

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