Square Stand (1st Generation) Guide
The Square Stand paired directly with a contactless and chip card reader seamlessly turns your compatible iPad into a powerful point-of-sale. Whether you're a full service restaurant or a retailer, this countertop will accept every way your customers want to pay, including contactless options like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.
First, you'll need a secure Internet connection. You won’t be able to connect your iPad to a captive portal network or unsecured networks. A captive portal is a network that requires you to agree to terms or conditions or provide a login to access the internet connection (these networks are common at coffee shops, airports and other public internet access points).
If you purchased the optional Ethernet kitchen printer, you also need an Ethernet Internet connection (e.g. modem, router and Ethernet cable).
Set Up Software
First, ensure you've downloaded the Square Point of Sale app on your iPad. You can also download our other free apps such as Square for Retail, Square for Restaurants, Square Appointments, Square Invoices, or Square Team.
Once you've downloaded the Square app best suited for your business, simply log in with your email address and password to get started. Refer to the instructions below to learn more about common actions like creating items, setting up taxes, creating discounts, and more.
Set Up Hardware
Once you receive your Square Stand, set up is a breeze.
From printers to cash drawers, connecting hardware usually requires a few simple steps to get you up and running. If your purchased a Square Stand kit, refer to our helpful Square Stand Kit Setup Guide.
Refer to the instructions below for commonly used, third-party hardware accessories. Note: Prior to connecting hardware, ensure that your Square Square is connected to the USB hardware hub, power adapter, and power adapter cable which is plugged into a wall power outlet.
Using Square Stand with other Square Products
Using your Square Stand
Whether you need to quickly process a sale for one of your customers or review your transaction reporting for a specific time frame, Square Stand allows you to do it all.
If you have any trouble with your Square Stand, check out the following articles for help.