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Square Reader for Contactless and Chip (1st generation)

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$49.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • Accept EMV chip cards, contactless NFC cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay from anywhere.
  • Card payments made easy. Pay just 2.6% + $0.10 for every credit card charge - tap, dip, or swipe. No long-term commitments or contracts, no monthly fees.
  • Connect wirelessly to your phone or tablet with Bluetooth LE to take payments on the go (mobile card reader) or at your counter.
  • Use with the Square Point of Sale app to manage items, inventory, reporting, and more—all in one free app.
  • Get funds in your bank account in one to two business days, or spend the money you earn instantly with Square Card.
  • Start selling in person in minutes, or easily import your items to sell online for free with Square Online.

Description

Accept every way your customers want to pay with Square Reader for contactless and chip—take EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, other NFC payments, and magstripe cards. You can also send invoices and key in credit card numbers by hand. The reader connects wirelessly to iOS or Android devices with Bluetooth LE, or connects via USB if you sell with the optional Square Stand and Dock for Square Reader. The Square Reader is the perfect credit card reader for small business or large business.
Dimensions (Overall): .4 Inches (H) x 2.6 Inches (W) x 2.6 Inches (D)
Weight: .12 Pounds
Mount Type: No Mounting
Material: Plastic
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty. To obtain a copy of the manufacturer's or supplier's warranty for this item prior to purchasing the item, please call Target Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869
TCIN: 50616947
UPC: 855658003848
Item Number (DPCI): 080-08-3818
Origin: Imported
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 4.48 inches length x 4.48 inches width x 1.33 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.37 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, Guam (see also separate entry under GU), Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), APO/FPO, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Return details

This item must be returned to any Target store.
This item must be returned within 30 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
See the return policy for complete information.

Q: Can you use this device for non-chip cards? (swipes)

submitted by kelsnap - 7 years ago
  • A: Hi, kelsnap! Regarding your question about the Square Contactless Reader: Yes, this will accept swipes also. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGT Tech at 877-698-4883, every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byMisty - 6 years ago
    Target expert support
  • A: No you can not. you will need the old card reader for that.

    submitted byasdf - 7 years ago
  • A: The Contactless Reader cannot read non-chip cards. Use the Magstripe reader for that.

    submitted bySquare - 3 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: This box comes with Chip Reader and Swipe Reader for non Chip cards in one package.

    submitted byBetsy - 7 years ago

Q: Is this compatible with Apple? Is the magstripe reader a lightning connector?

submitted by S - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi, S! Regarding your question about the Square Contactless & Chip Reader for iPhone, iPad and Android - White: It uses a standard microUSB to charge the device and connects to your phone via Bluetooth. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byOrlando - 4 years ago
    Target expert support
  • A: Hey! The answer below is correct. This device is compatible with Apple and we do have a magstripe reader with a lightning connector.

    submitted bySquare - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: Can I manually input the customer credit or card info if the contactless device is showing an error and how?

submitted by Beauty Salon - 4 years ago
  • A: Great question! You can manually enter a transaction by hitting "charge" then "manual credit card entry." For more detailed steps, follow the steps here: http://squ.re/manualcardentry

    submitted bySquare - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
  • A: Yes, you are able to manually enter in customer's information via the Square P.O.S app and hit the "charge" button. The Contactless Reader will then have 1 green light turn on to indicate it is ready to accept tap payment

    submitted byTgtShopper - 4 years ago

Q: Can you accept PayPal using this device?

submitted by jan b - 7 years ago
  • A: No, just chip cards, non-chip cards, apple and google pay.

    submitted byBetsy - 7 years ago
  • A: Hello, Jan B! Regarding your question about the Square Contactless Reader: this product is powered by an app released by Square and it is in direct competition with PayPal so unfortunately, you must use a PayPal card reader if you wish to take PayPal payments. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGT Tech at 877-698-4883, every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byClifford - 7 years ago
    Target expert support

Q: Does the account infomation stay on the reader device or does each phone the device connects to have to have the same account information on the app?

submitted by NonProfitGroup - 5 months ago
  • A: Square Readers don't store personal, or account information and can be used on different devices.

    submitted bySquare - 5 months ago
    Brand expert

Q: This reader is good to use with android and apple correct?

submitted by Susan - 2 years ago
  • A: That is correct. The Square contactless and chip reader uses the latest version of Bluetooth, and is compatible with smartphones and tablets that have this version of Bluetooth built into them

    submitted bySquare - 2 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: I would like to buy it but the description is a bit confusing. Does it come with the stand or not?

submitted by Denise W - 4 years ago
  • A: Hi, Denise W! Regarding your question about the Square Contactless & Chip Reader for iPhone, iPad and Android - White: The stand is not included with this reader. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883 every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byPatrick - 4 years ago
    Target expert support

Q: How long does the Square reader hold a charge?

submitted by Sariyah - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi, Sariyah! Regarding your question about the Square Contactless & Chip Reader for iPhone, iPad and Android - White: This one has a battery charge life of up to 12 hours. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883, every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byJessica - 6 years ago
    Target expert support

Q: Does something come with it to use magnetic strips for cards without chips or do you need to manually enter information?

submitted by dkb226 - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi, dkb226! Regarding your question about the Square Contactless Reader: With this device you would have to manually enter the information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883, every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byKen - 6 years ago
    Target expert support

Q: Does the Square Contactless Reader come with a charger that can be plugged into an electrical outlet or can it only be charged by purchasing the docking station?

submitted by cross13 - 6 years ago
  • A: Hi, Cross13! Regarding your question about the Square Contactless Reader: a Micro USB cable is included to use your own a/c electrical outlet adapter. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact MyTGTtech at 877-698-4883, every day, between 7am-11pm CST.

    submitted byRobert - 6 years ago
    Target expert support
4.7 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
92% would recommend
41 recommendations
value: 4.38 out of 5
quality: 4.59 out of 5

Worked right out of the box, then it didn't

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Robnard - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I was excited to get this Square Reader. Took it out of the box, charged it up, and made my first test charge. Everything worked well. Then a day later I noticed that it was no longer charged. So I charged it again. Two days later I took it to a large flea market to give it a real-time test. Before leaving the house I checked the charge. Four green dots. Got to the show an hour later, and it would not pair with my phone. No dots, no nothing, and it acted as if it needed a charge, but it would not charge. It was just dead. So I was left unable to accept Apple or Google Pay, taps, or dips. Thank heavens I had the swipe device. Very, very disappointed. Then I returned home and as soon as I got in the house I had 3 green dots but it still would not pair with my phone. I will be returning this unit. If I get another Square, I hope it doesn't disappoint me.
1 reply from Square team - 9 months ago
We're sorry to hear about your experience with the Contactless + Chip Reader. We strive to provide a better experience with our products. Here are some basic troubleshooting steps to help get your device connected http://squ.re/2A22hpl. If you're still experiencing device issues, please contact our support team here at squ.re/contactsqsupport.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Square Reader

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Lizzie - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This is just the tool for accepting credit cards. Tap or insert. Easy as pie! Love this for my craft shows.
1 reply from Square team - 1 year ago
Thanks for the review! We are happy knowing you are enjoying the Contactless and Chip Card Reader and its features.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
6 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Square bluetooth is awesome

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Holly - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to set up and use!
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
2 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

NECESSARY Upgrade from basic reader

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Csnider - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Fairly priced & provides small businesses with so many additional payment options for customers. So glad I purchased!!!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
3 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Works great

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Credit debit card reader - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Great quality and worked great
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
Did you find this review helpful?

Card Reader

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Linda - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I was nervous about using it, installing it, etc but found it sooo easy and worked first time. It's such a great tool to have at my vendor booth for art festivals to process payments.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
6 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Meh

3 out of 5 stars
domdon - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
When it works it’s amazing , as time has gone on in the last 3 months of starting my business this thing works when it wants. A lot of the time I find myself having to disconnect it and reconnect it to get it to even turn on and work !
1 reply from Square team - 1 year ago
Our support team can help here. Reach out when you have a moment: squ.re/contact.
value: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
6 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Easy setup and ready to use.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Ptmcg - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Really nice and easy to setup and use. The best way to go when hosting an event that takes credit cards
1 reply from Square team - 2 years ago
Thank you for leaving us this review! We're happy to hear you're loving your Square Reader.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
2 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Very Nice and compact

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
HB - 2 years ago
Very Nice! I definitely recommend getting the reader holder/charger But don’t worry it doesn’t go out fast and stays charged pretty long also love the app feautures
1 reply from Square team - 2 years ago
We're happy to hear that your Contactless and Chip Card Reader is working like a charm for your business. Thanks for taking the time to share.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
2 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

The solution for your small business.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Soso - 2 years ago
The Square reader (contactless) is an amazing way to take payments either at your store, pop-up location, or on the go! Setup takes less than a minute, and works reliably every time. Best of all, the Square platform has NO monthly fee, only pay a standard card processing fee upon a successful transaction.
1 reply from Square team - 2 years ago
We appreciate you writing in and sharing your experience with the Square Reader, @Soso. Feel free to reach out here squ.re/contact, if you need a hand with anything.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
3 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Affordable

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kit - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to setup and affordable!
1 reply from Square team - 2 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to share your review!
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
1 guest found this review helpful. Did you?

Easy to use

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Melissa - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to use, instructions are very clear.
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
1 guest found this review helpful. Did you?

Great for GS cookie Booths

5 out of 5 stars
NPmom - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Girl Scout cookie sales look a lot different this year in Michigan. The touchless square was very easy to activate, worked fabulously allowed for safer transactions for the troop. Added bonus that it has a stripe reader too but beware as it requires a headphone jack. We used it to plug into an ipad and that allowed us to payment stations which was nice.
4 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

Great

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kathleen - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Works perfect! Easy to set up and use right away. Comes fully charged
value: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
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Horrible horrible horible

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Liliana - 3 years ago
Save your money! This doesn't work!!!
1 reply from Square team - 3 years ago
We are sorry to hear this isn't working for you! Please contact us whenever you get a chance so we can hear the specifics of what is going wrong and get you up and running again: squ.re/contactsqsupport
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Wanharv123 - 3 years ago
Have not used it yet but love the fact that it is contactless.
1 guest found this review helpful. Did you?

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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
VTMillers - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Exactly what I needed! Worked perfectly and was easy to set up.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
3 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

(no review title)

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Eli - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Easy to use. Great product.
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
Tt187 - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Does what its supposed to do.
2 guests found this review helpful. Did you?

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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Joyce - 5 years ago, Verified purchaser
Works great, easy setup
1 guest found this review helpful. Did you?

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