Square Reader for magstripe

Small credit card reader, big possibilities.

Square Reader for magstripe

Accept credit cards anywhere

Square Reader works with the free Square Point of Sale app to allow everyone to take payments on their smartphone or tablet.

Fast setup, no commitments

Sign up for Square and we’ll drop your free Square Reader in the mail—no commitments or long-term contracts.

Clear pricing, fast deposits

Pay 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Get your money as fast as the next business day.

Works with iOS and Android

With two versions of Square Reader for magstripe—one for a headset jack, the other a Lightning connector—you’re covered. Just pick the credit card reader that works for you.

And with your computer, too
Take in-person card payments by adding Square Reader to your Apple computer or Chromebook.

Run your business anywhere—all in one place.

Square Point of Sale is a free, easy-to-use app that gives you everything you need to manage your business.

  • Get set up fast with no training required
  • Sell smarter with real-time analytics
  • Know what’s in stock with intuitive inventory management

Serious security

Credit card information is encrypted at the moment of swipe. Square doesn’t store card data on your device after a payment has been processed.

No signal, no problem

Swipe payments without a connection in Offline Mode and pay the usual 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe.

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No charging necessary
Our credit card reader fits right in your pocket, and with no battery to keep charged, you’re ready to sell and process payment wherever business takes you.

Send receipts digitally, or print like usual

Send receipts via email or text message, or connect a receipt printer to a tablet. Your customers can even leave you private feedback directly through their digital receipt.

Pro tip: Improve your tips
Customers tip right on the device in one easy, math-free motion—easier for them and better for your business.

Accept chip cards and Apple Pay, too

With Square Reader for contactless and chip, you connect wirelessly to your device to accept contactless payments like Apple Pay and Google Pay, and chip cards, too. Square Reader for magstripe is included in the box, so you’re ready to accept every way your customers want to pay.

Square Reader for contactless and chip



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Need another reader?

Your first reader is on us. After that, each additional reader is $10.