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Square Terminal

The powerful, portable terminal with no long-term contracts or hidden fees.

Square Terminal is your all-in-one card machine for a fast way to accept payments and print receipts with the in-built printer. Compare Square Stand, Register, and Terminal or check out our Square Terminal FAQ to learn more.


Setting up your Square Terminal or additional third-party hardware takes minutes. With the Hub for Square Terminal (sold separately) you can connect a USB barcode scanner, external USB printer or an Ethernet network cable.

To set up your Square Terminal:

Connected Square Terminal

You can also connect Square Terminal with Square Point of Sale or Square for Retail for in-person payments or connect Square Terminal with Virtual Terminal to take in-person or remote payments.

Note: Square for Retail POS and Square for Restaurant POS cannot be connected as a secondary customer display with Square Terminal. This feature is only available for Square Point of Sale.

Point of Sale

Square Terminal runs Square Point of Sale, Square for Retail POS and Square for Restaurants POS.

Square for Retail POS

Square for Restaurants POS

Account Setup

To learn more about setting up your Square Terminal and your Square Account to work for your business, check out these videos:

Accept Payments

After you’ve set up your new Square Terminal, you’ll be ready to start accepting payments. To learn more:


If you have any trouble with your Square Terminal, take a look at Square Terminal Troubleshooting.

Note: Square Terminal does not support external apps or read file attachments.

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