Compare Square hardware

Terminal

Stand (2nd generation)

Square Register

Reader

Square Stand (1st generation)

Terminal

An all-in-one card machine for taking payments and printing receipts.

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Stand (2nd generation)

An iPad point of sale with an intuitive customer-driven checkout and integrated payments.

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Square Register

A fully integrated point of sale with built-in payments and two touchscreens.

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Reader

A quick and simple way to accept chip and PIN, contactless payments, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Square Stand (1st generation)

Transform your iPad into a point of sale and take every kind of payment.

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Accepted payments

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Contactless

Chip and PIN

Mobile

Power

Battery or socket

Requires wall socket

Requires wall socket

Battery or power by optional dock (*sold separately)

Requires wall socket

Internet connection

Wi-Fi or Ethernet (with Hub for Square Terminal, sold separately)

Via your iPad

Wi-Fi or Ethernet

Via your phone or tablet

Via your iPad

Compatible devices

No additional device required. Uses 57 mm x 35 mm thermal printer paper.

Requires 10.2” iPad (2021, 2020, 2019), 10.5” iPad Air (2019) or iPad Pro 10.5” running iOS 11.0+.

No additional device required.

Connects via Bluetooth to an iOS (10.0+) or Android (5.0+) device.

Requires 10.2” iPad (2021, 2020, 2019), 10.5” iPad Air (2019) or iPad Pro 10.5” running iOS 11.0+.

Device connection

No additional device required.

Lightning connector

No additional device required.

Bluetooth LE

Lightning connector

Compatible point-of-sale software

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Square for Restaurants (for open tickets)

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Square for Retail

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants (Free plan)

Square for Retail

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants (with an iPad)

Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants

Price

€169 + VAT

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€119 + VAT

€599 €299 + VAT*

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*Sign up for free and use code HALFOFFREGISTER at checkout to get €300 off your first Square Register

€99 €79 + VAT

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