Square Reader for magstripe

Small credit card reader, big possibilities.

Get a free Reader
Accept credit cards anywhere

The free Square Reader works with the free Square Point of Sale app to allow everyone to take payments on their smartphone or tablet.

Works with iOS and Android

Square Reader plugs into a standard headset jack or a Lightning port when used with a Lightning Adapter for Square Reader.

Serious security

Card information is encrypted at the moment of swipe. Square doesn’t store data on your device after a payment has been processed.

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Clear pricing, fast deposits

Pay 2.75% per swipe for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Swipe $100, see $97.25 in your bank account in one to two business days.

Features

Fast setup, no commitments.

Sign up for Square and we’ll drop your free Square Reader in the mail—no commitments or long-term contracts.

All major credit cards

Process Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express at 2.75% per swipe. Manually enter card information and pay 3.5% + 15¢ per transaction.

No signal, no problem

Swipe payments without a connection in Offline Mode and pay the usual 2.75% per swipe.

Send receipts customers keep.

Send receipts via email or text message, or connect a receipt printer to a tablet. Personalize your signature screen and receipts with a logo and cover photo.

Pro tip: Improve your tips

Customers sign and tip right on the device in one easy, math-free motion—easier for them and better for your business.

Do business anywhere with Square Point of Sale.

Square Point of Sale gives you everything you need in one free point-of-sale app. Free app updates keep you equipped with the latest point-of-sale features.

  • Accept payments—even without a connection.
  • Send receipts via email or text message, or print them out.
  • Collect customer feedback from digital receipts.
  • Print or email sales reports.
  • Adjust taxes, tipping, and discounts.
  • Manage inventory in real time.
  • Accept orders online for pickup in person.
  • Create employee logins.

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No headset jack? No worries.

The Lightning Adapter for Square Reader lets you connect Square Reader to your device via the Lightning port. When connected, Square Reader will stay firmly in place so you can swipe easily and accurately.

Lightning Adapter for Square Reader
$15
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Accept chip cards and Apple Pay, too.

Complete your point of sale with Square Reader for contactless and chip. Connect it wirelessly to your device to accept chip cards, Apple Pay, and Android Pay. Square Reader for magstripe is included in the box, so you’re ready to accept every payment.

Square Reader for contactless and chip
$49
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Tech specs

Square Reader plugs into a standard 3.5-mm headset jack or a Lightning port when used with the Lightning Adapter for Square Reader. Square Reader is compatible with most Apple devices running iOS 9.0 or later and Android devices running 4.0 or later.

iPhone running iOS 9.0 or later
iPad and iPad mini running iOS 9.0 or later
iPod touch running iOS 9.0 or later
Smartphones running Android 4.0 or later
Tablets running Android 4.0 or later
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Testimonials

With Square, customers swipe their credit card, and I get paid by direct deposit the next business day. I’m a truly mobile business.

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The reason I chose Square was the cachet around it, the form and function of it.

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