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.

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Terminal

Stand

Stand Mount

Reader for contactless and chip

Reader for magstripe

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A fully integrated point-of-sale terminal.

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Terminal

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

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Stand

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

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Stand Mount

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

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Reader for contactless and chip

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

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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

Magstripe

Power

Requires wall outlet

Battery or wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

Requires wall outlet

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

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 (12.0+) or Android (7.0+) device.

Requires iOS 12.0+ 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

Headphone jack or Lightning connector

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Price

$799 or $39/mo over 24 months

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$299 or $27/mo over 12 months

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$149 or $14/mo over 12 months

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$149 or $14/mo over 12 months

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Free first reader

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