Square Reader for contactless and chip

A simple way to accept chip cards and contactless payments.


Secure. Fast. Simple.

Square’s contactless and chip reader enables you to accept chip cards, contactless (NFC) cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay anywhere. Connect wirelessly, accept credit and debit cards quickly, and get money in your bank account fast.

Just dip or tap to pay.

Be ready for every sale with Square Reader for contactless and chip. More customers than ever are paying with contactless (NFC) cards, and over 95% of cards processed through Square are EMV chip cards. Every dip or tap payment is the same simple rate: 2.6% + 10 cents.

Dip the chip

Chip cards (or EMV) are the new standard in payment cards. Chip cards are inserted into the reader, then left in place for the duration of the sale.

Tap to pay

Customers don’t have to hand over cash. They simply hold their devices or contactless cards near the NFC reader to trigger a fast, contactless payment like Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Connect wirelessly. Sell instantly.

Connect the contactless and chip card reader wirelessly to your Apple or Android device via Bluetooth LE (no need for a headset jack). Fire up a Square point-of-sale app and you’re ready to take credit card payments anywhere.

Process credit card payments in less than two seconds.

Square Reader is among the fastest out there when it comes to processing chip cards. Need more speed? Take contactless NFC payments for the fastest way to pay.

Powered by the free app that helps you run your whole business.

  • Ring up customers quickly with an intuitive checkout experience.
  • Make smarter business decisions with real-time inventory and reporting.
  • Easily add devices and team members as you grow, and keep sales synced to one account.

A battery that keeps up with you.

Square Reader is packed with a powerful battery. Charge it up and you’re set to take payments all day.

Ready your reader for countertop sales.

Keep Square Reader charged, stabilized, and positioned for payments with Dock for Square Reader.

Take your reader (and payments) on the go.

Securely mount Square Reader onto your phone with the OtterBox uniVERSE case for iPhone XR.



Square Reader for contactless and chip

2.6% + 10 cents

Per in-person tap, dip, or swipe payment.
6% + 30 cents per Afterpay transaction.

Frequently asked questions

Available at local retailers


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