Square Terminal

Ditch your costly, clunky credit card machine. Meet Square Terminal.

Take payments. Get paid. No surprises.

Square Terminal is an all-in-one credit card machine for your business. Take payments and print receipts. It’s secure, reliable, and an entirely fairer way to get paid.

Accept the fastest and most secure ways to pay.

Take payments quickly and confidently knowing every sale is securely encrypted. Pay the same simple rate for every tap, dip, or swipe: 2.6% + 10 cents. Get your funds as fast as the next business day.


Move your line even faster by accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay, and other NFC payments. Customers simply hold their devices near Terminal to trigger payment.


Chip cards (or EMV) are the new standard in payment cards. Insert chip cards into Terminal and complete the sale in just two seconds—one of the fastest you’ll find.


Accept magstripe-only cards just like you used to—swipe the card through the magnetic-stripe reader on the side of Terminal.

Every business is different — customize Square Terminal for yours.

With Square Terminal, free point-of-sale software is built in. Take payments and print receipts seamlessly — all from one portable, cordless device.

Charge any amount

Simply enter custom amounts with the Keypad.

Offline mode

Keep taking payments, even if the Wi-Fi’s out.

Item tiles

Easily select an item from a grid of favorites.


Easily track purchases, issue refunds, and print new receipts.

With Square Terminal, everything is very simple and transparent. All things considered, we save money with Square.

—Kerrie Volau, Eye Carumba, San Francisco, CA

We make taking payments one less thing to worry about.

Spend less time and money on your payments. We don’t charge you extra fees or lock you into long-term contracts. And we’ve got your back when it comes to data security and managing payment disputes.

Honest, fair pricing with no gotcha fees

There are a lot of fees out there: statement fees, chargeback fees, PCI compliance fees—the list goes on. We don’t do any of that. And long-term contracts? None of those, too.

Data security protects you and your customers

Security is engineered into our products from the ground up. We follow industry requirements that keep data safe (instead of passing that responsibility on to you).

We manage payment disputes so you don’t have to

We constantly monitor for suspicious activity and block fraudulent transactions. When payment disputes occur, our team of experts deals with the bank for you, helping you avoid costly chargebacks.

You already know how to use it.

Get up and running in fewer than five minutes—no need to go through a bank. Square Terminal is an intuitively designed credit card machine so you, your team, and your customers can use it right away.

Connect Square Terminal and upgrade your existing checkout.

Offer customers a second screen

Let customers see their itemized cart and pay on a separate device when you wirelessly connect Square Terminal to any smartphone, tablet, or iPad running Square Point of Sale.

It won’t let you down. And neither will we.

Designed to work (even offline)

From top-to-bottom, Square Terminal is built to be reliable. Thanks to Offline Mode, you can still take payments, even when your Wi-Fi is down.

24/7 phone support included

We’re here to answer your questions all day, every day. Get 24/7 phone support, next-business-day hardware replacement, and more.

Learn how you can take payments on your terms.

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There’s so much more waiting for you.

Square offers a powerful suite of services to help you run and grow your business. Create a digital loyalty program, connect to popular apps like QuickBooks, and for eligible Square sellers, Square Capital* offers access to small business loans to manage your business.



Or $27 per month for 12 months.*

2.6% + 10 cents

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

Talk to us about a custom rate.

If your business does more than $250,000 in credit card sales, talk to us about a custom processing rate and other ways we can save you money.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is Square Terminal?

    Square Terminal is an all-in-one device for taking card payments and printing receipts. It comes with free Square Point-of-Sale software that’s easy to set up and easy to use, and a built-in battery that lasts all day, so you never miss a sale.

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  • Where can I buy Square Terminal?

    You can buy Square Terminal at the Square Shop. You can also buy Square Terminal at online and local retailers, such as Amazon and Best Buy.

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  • How does Square Terminal work?

    Square Terminal is a credit card terminal that makes it easy for any business to take card payments and run a point of sale that’s customized for exactly what your business does. From Square Point of Sale to Square for Restaurants, Square for Retail and Square Appointments, there’s a point of sale that makes selling and managing the day to day easier than ever. Streamline everything you do with Square Terminal and the right POS solution.

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  • How much does Square Terminal cost?

    Square Terminal costs $299 before taxes and fees, with hardware financing options available at checkout. To connect Square Terminal to the internet via ethernet, or to connect accessories such as a cash drawer, barcode scanner, or additional printers, you can add an optional Hub for $39.

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  • Does Square Terminal need Wi-Fi?

    Square Terminal requires an internet connection. Connect Square Terminal to the internet via Wi-Fi, or via Ethernet with an optional Hub. When you don’t have an internet connection, you can use Offline Mode to take payments.

    Learn more about Offline Mode

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Get an idea of how Square Terminal will look in your business.

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Read the guide.

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