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Square Reader

(2nd generation)

Accept chip and PIN cards and contactless payments on the go or at the counter.

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Secure payments every time

Square Reader safely and securely accepts chip and PIN cards, contactless cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay anywhere. Plus, get data security, 24/7 fraud prevention and payment-dispute management at no extra cost.

Ready to take payments in minutes

Get started in no time – connect wirelessly, accept credit and debit cards and get money in your bank account as soon as the next business day

A battery that keeps up

Square Reader packs a powerful battery in a pocket-sized POS. It takes 20% more transactions on a single charge (than the 1st generation reader), so you can take payments anywhere your customers are.

Stay connected

Square Reader stays connected to your device, so you’re always ready for your next sale – whether it’s in 20 minutes or the next day. Just open up the Square Point of Sale app and you’re ready to go.

Just insert or tap to pay

Be ready for every sale with Square Reader. Pay 2.65% for all major credit cards and just 0.75% + 7¢ per INTERAC chip and PIN or tap.

Insert the chip

Insert chip cards into the reader, and let customers securely enter their PIN on your device.

Tap your card and go

Customers simply hold their contactless credit or debit cards near the reader to trigger payment.

Use contactless payment

Accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and other contactless smartphones and watches.

Specialized apps that
power your whole business

Square Point of Sale

Free, easy to use and customizable for every business (even ones that do a little of everything), this POS software lets you sell in person, online or wherever your customers are.

Square for Restaurants

An all-in-one POS for front- and back-of-house operations that keeps your orders and your team organized.

Square for Retail

A POS designed to help retail businesses sell seamlessly in-store and online, with built-in tools for advanced inventory management, sales and staffing.

Square Appointments

An appointment-scheduling POS built to save you time and help you stay in control, with an intuitive and seamless customer booking experience.




for all major credit cards


0.75% + 7¢

per INTERAC chip and PIN or tap

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Get a custom rate

We can create custom pricing for some businesses that process $250K+ in credit card sales (not including INTERAC debit sales).

Find the right accessories

With a wide range of accessories, transform your Square Reader into a complete mobile POS or keep it in place on the counter.

Specs and features

Bluetooth enabled (BLE)

Enabled with BLE 5.3 for stable connection and Stay Connected mode for effortless pairing.

Professional, portable design

Purpose-built hardware gives your business a professional feel day in and day out.

One-year warranty

If you run into issues with your Square Reader, you have a one-year limited warranty.

Frequently asked questions

Which devices can you connect with a Square Reader?

Square Reader is compatible with a wide range of Android and iOS devices. Square offers a range of cases, a dock and other accessories to transform your Square Reader into a mobile or countertop POS solution.

Does Square Reader require Wi-Fi?

You can use Wi-Fi, a hotspot or cellular data to accept payments on Square Reader – and you’ll need an internet connection to process payments.

Does Square Reader accept insert and tap payments?

Yes. Square Reader accepts chip and PIN cards, contactless (NFC) cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Does Square Reader need to be charged?

Square Reader does need to be charged, but once charged, it has a battery that lasts all day.

Take contactless payments with just your Android phone – no hardware needed.

Discover Tap to Pay on Android

Take contactless payments with just your Android phone – no hardware needed.

Discover Tap to Pay on Android

We’re here to help

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Get in touch with our sales team and we’ll help you find the right hardware setup for your business.

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