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Just the basics

Tell us about your business so we can serve you better.

Simple verification

To verify your identity, we'll just need a few bits of personal information.

Get your free magstripe reader

When you’re done, we’ll drop your free Square magstripe reader in the mail.

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Let's get you a free magstripe reader.

Tell us where to send your Square magstripe reader and it will arrive within 10 days. You can key in card payments manually until your reader arrives. If you need one sooner, you can also purchase them at retail locations near you.

You can request a free magstripe reader at any time from your Square dashboard.

You can start taking payments today, even without a reader, but readers can be purchased at a local retailer near you.

Tell us about your business.

We want to make sure you know exactly how Square can meet your business’s unique needs. Fill out the information below so we can provide specific information about how Square can work for your business.

If you do not have an official business name, enter the name you want on your receipts.

Let’s talk about you.

Enter your legal name and home address, even if you’re registering as a business. We use this information for identity verification. This does not affect your credit rating.

While not required, providing SIN here significantly improves your chances of approval. Your information is stored securely and submitting your SIN will not impact your credit score.

Verify your identity.

We need you to answer the following questions in order to confirm your identity. These questions are based on information from your past that you should be able to answer quickly. If a question is not relevant to you, please select the “none of the above” option.

For your security, this step must be completed within ten minutes.

Link your bank account.

Link your bank account so we can deposit the funds you receive from card payments. Refer to your checkbook or bank website to get your account, institution, and transit numbers. Once your bank account is verified, card payments are deposited in 1 to 2 business days.

We’ve encountered an error.

We're having a hard time activating your account for card processing right now. We expect this issue to be resolved in a few minutes. In the meantime, get started with your new Dashboard.

Congratulations! Your Square account is now activated and ready for use.

We've confirmed your Square Reader order, and you'll receive an email from us when it ships.

Download the app and sign in

Download the Square Register app for your device from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and start taking payments today!

Sign in to your dashboard

Sign in to your Square dashboard to create items, configure your pricing and taxes, manage employee access, and customize your seller profile.