Compare Square hardware

Whether you’re selling at a counter or on the go, Square has just the hardware you need to ring up items and accept payments fast.

Square Register

Square Terminal

Square Stand

Square Stand Mount

Square Reader for contactless and chip (2nd generation)

Square Reader for contactless and chip (1st generation)

Square Reader for magstripe

Square Register

A fully integrated point-of-sale terminal.

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Square Terminal

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

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Square Stand

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

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Square Stand Mount

A customizable iPad POS you can put anywhere in your store.

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Square Reader for contactless and chip (2nd generation)

A simple way to accept chip cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

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Square Reader for contactless and chip (1st generation)

A simple way to accept chip cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

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Square Reader for magstripe

Accept credit cards anywhere on your smartphone or tablet.

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Accepted payments

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe (with Square Reader for magstripe, sold separately)

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe (with Square Reader for magstripe, sold separately)

Contactless

Chip

Contactless

Chip

Magstripe

Power

Requires wall outlet

Battery or wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

Battery or power by USB-C charging cable

Takes 20% more transactions on a single charge than Square Reader for contactless and chip (1st generation)

Battery or power by optional dock

No power required

Internet connection

Wi-Fi or Ethernet

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

Via your iPad

Via your iPad

Via your phone or tablet

Via your phone or tablet

Via your phone or tablet

Compatible devices

No additional device required.

No additional device required. Uses 2.25” x 1.4” thermal printer paper.

Requires 10.2” iPad (2021, 2020, 2019), 10.5” iPad Air (2019), iPad Pro 10.5”.

Requires 10.2” iPad (2021, 2020, 2019), 10.5” iPad Air (2019), iPad Pro 10.5”.

Connects via Bluetooth to an iOS (15.0+) or Android (7.0+) device.

Connects via Bluetooth to an iOS (15.0+) or Android (7.0+) device.

Requires iOS 15.0+ or Android 7.0+. Choose headphone or Lightning model upon purchase.

Device connection

No additional device required.

No additional device required.

Lightning connector

Lightning connector

Bluetooth LE

Enhanced connectivity (compared to 1st generation)

Bluetooth LE

Headphone jack or Lightning connector

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Price

$799 or $39/mo over 24 months¹

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$299 or $27/mo over 12 months¹

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$149 or $14/mo over 12 months¹

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$149 or $14/mo over 12 months*

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