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Square Reader for magstripe

Small credit card reader, big possibilities.

Square Reader for magstripe

Accept credit cards anywhere

Square’s free credit card reader works with the free Square Point of Sale app to let everyone accept payments on their smartphone or tablet.

Fast setup, no commitments

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

Clear pricing, fast transfers

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

A card reader for iPhone or 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 and debit 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 charging necessary

Square Reader fits right in your pocket, and with no battery to keep charged, you’re ready to sell and process payments wherever business takes you.

No signal, no problem
Swipe payments without a connection in Offline Mode and pay the usual 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe.

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
$49

Take payments and print receipts, all in one

Square Terminal is a portable credit card machine that accepts every card payment — tap, dip, and swipe. Take payments, print receipts, get paid fast.

Square Terminal
$299

Pricing

Free

at sign-up


Need another card reader?

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