Getting Started with Square

Start selling today.

Sign up and we’ll send you a free Square Reader.

Whether you’re starting a business or switching to Square, the Square magstripe reader lets every kind of business securely swipe all major credit cards anywhere.

Three steps to your first swipe.

Signing up for Square is fast and free, and there are no commitments or long-term contracts. We’ll drop your free Square magstripe reader in the mail when you’re done.

  1. Create your free Square account and tell us where to mail your free Square Reader.

  2. Download the free Square app and link your bank account for fast deposits.

  3. Plug the reader into your smartphone or tablet and start taking payments.

You just pop your reader into your phone, open the app, and it works. It makes taking payments easy.

Lindsay, Tampa, FL

Get paid more ways with the free Square app.

Square payments are powered by the free Square app. Swipe magstripe cards, send invoices, customize Square gift cards, and more.

Know what you pay. Get paid fast.

Pay one price for every swipe and see deposits in your bank account in one to two days. That’s it—no surprises, no unexpected fees.

One price for all major credit cards

Process Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express at 2.75% per swipe, dip, or tap–every time.

Deposits as soon as the next day

Square sends payments directly to your bank account in one to two business days.

With Square, I know the money’s going to be in my account fast. I can rely on it, and as a business owner, I can use it for the success of my business.

Jim, Boston, MA

See how you’re selling at a glance.

Your Square Dashboard is like your business headquarters. Sign in from any computer to access real-time data and powerful tools. Check your sales from anywhere using the free Dashboard app.

Integrate with other point-of-sale services

Take payments with Square while running your restaurant with TouchBistro or your retail business with Vend.

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