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Square Reader for contactless and chip
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||2.6 x 0.4 x 2.6 inches|
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- Accept EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Android Pay, and other NFC payments fast.
- Connect wirelessly to your mobile device with Bluetooth LE or plug directly into an optional Square Stand and Dock for Square Reader.
- Charge easily with the included micro USB cable.
- Use with the Square Point of Sale app and see money in your account in one to two business days.
- Swipe magstripe cards with the included Square Reader for magstripe.
Specifications for this item
|Included Components||Square Contactless and Chip Reader^MicroUSB to USB cable^Square magstripe reader|
|Number of Items||1|
|Warranty Description||1-year warranty limited|
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From the manufacturer
Square Contactless and Chip Reader
Pocket-sized and powerful
Square Reader is packed with a powerful battery. Charge it up and you’re set to take payments all day.
Ready for your counter
Slide Square Reader into the optional Dock to stay charged, stabilized, and positioned for payments.
Sell faster, touch-free
Customers don’t have to hand over cash. They simply tap a device or contactless card to pay in under two seconds.
Seamless POS integration
Ring up customers quickly with an intuitive checkout experience. Make smarter business decisions with real-time inventory and sales reporting.
Square Contactless and Chip Reader
Sell online and in store
Sell online and offer curbside pickup or local delivery with Square Online. It integrates with Square Point of Sale to keep items, orders, and inventory in sync. Or connect your existing website to Square for payments.
Reach your customers in new ways
Capture valuable customer information with every sale, including names, emails, and preferences. Put it to work to send invoices, run marketing campaigns, and track spending patterns.
Find more tools that fit your business
Run a purpose-built point of sale tailored to your industry, like Square for Restaurants, Square for Retail, or Square Appointments. Access even more tools by connecting with third-party apps.
Accept every way your customers want to pay with the new Square Reader for contactless and chip—EMV chip cards, Apple Pay, Android Pay, other NFC payments, and magstripe cards. The reader connects wirelessly to iOS or Android devices with Bluetooth LE or with USB if you sell with the optional Square Stand. It works exclusively with the free Square Point of Sale app to take care of payments, tipping, inventory, reports, and more. Square Reader for contactless and chip comes with a free Square Reader for magstripe so you can swipe cards the old-fashioned way, too. Pay just 2.6% + $0.10 per swipe, dip, or tap for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, with no surprise fees. Square sends deposits directly to your bank account in one to two business days—or you can enable Instant Deposit for 1% per deposit to get your money in seconds. Get a Dock for Square Reader to anchor the reader on your countertop and keep it charged all day.
User Manual Manual [PDF ]
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 2.6 x 0.4 x 2.6 inches; 6.38 Ounces
- Item model number : A-SKU-0113
- Batteries : 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
- Date First Available : February 15, 2016
- Manufacturer : Square Inc
- ASIN : B01BSVGBKM
Best Sellers Rank:
#4 in Computer Memory Card Readers
- Customer Reviews:
CALIFORNIA WARNING: This product may be subject to Prop 65 rules and regulations. - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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This chip reader links to either of my square app devices (one is iOS, one is Android) via Bluetooth with no problem. When I have the reader in its dock & plugged in I never have trouble with it sleeping at inopportune times as other reviewers mentioned. It has increased my customer satisfaction with sales process since I now can read chip cards and offer Droid/Apple pay. It is also easier for me to use than the little magstripe reader.
If I am at a venue where I have no power access, I still use the dock/charging station because it positions the reader for easy use. I do not put the locking piece on the top of the dock, because I do have to take the reader out & wake it up if it goes too long between uses. The on/off button on the reader is on the bottom; it is covered and unreachable when it is in the dock. That is a bit inconvenient, but if it prolong the battery life I am ok with it. Leaving the locking end off makes the reader easy to remove when necessary.
Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase. I think the combination of these 2 devices has increased sales for my business.
Update: Since my purchase, I am really impressed with how long the charge lasts and how easy it is to use. I also love, love, love the free inventory that Square offers.
Easy to set up (5 min or so)
Easy to operate
Easy to carry
Records transactions w/ GPS location
Sends Email Receipts to customer (if they choose so)
Debit/Credit Apple Pay/ Android Pay
Easy to lose/steal
2.75% charge per transaction
Confusing Fee from above
Confusing 1st time "mail Sample"
Unknown/ Not Tested yet:
So when i ordered, it was advertised with the Square thingy + card swipe adapter. It did come with both, in box that looks more like the apple company made it. The products itself looks from apple. Quality seems good, sturdy, I just like the feel I don't have to worry of grabbing it too hard and break it.
Set up is pretty much straightforward. You download the app (Squre Register-POS), you'll need your Business Account // Personal Account along with routing number. Zip Code, name, address, social security and what not. Pretty much what a bank would ask you. Once your account is linked, it will ask you if you want them to send you their product or if you already got it. I thought the product was going to be sent for free, but it was charging me another $50, so i wanted to cancel and it didn't give me that option. I still have to check with customer service about that. In the meanwhile i just put "charge me later" or something along the lines.
To use it, open the app (Abbreviated as "Register" in the apps menu), You enter the amount and you can have the chip reader or the swipe card thingy be used for the transaction. The app will automatically detect when it happens. Then customer signs on the smartphone. enters email for receipt (or skips). And done, in 3 days or less you got your deposit ready for withdrawal. Customers already familiar with it, make transactions faster than cash, and I've notice sales have gone up, despite the 2.75% current charge (as of 11/01/16).
Here is the catch though, whatever you enter in the phone, that's what the customer pays at the end of the day. Which means that if you sell
a product for $1.00, the customer pays $1.00 but you will only receive $0.97 cents. So if your profit margin has to be $1.00 then you must sell the product at 1*(100+2.75)/100 = $1.03
Sales = Price*(100- r) /100
Sales = your desired cash revenue.
Price = the advertised amount in a cash transaction
r = interest rate from Square , currently at 2.75%
Generally customers don't mind the extra charge because of the convenience of not wasting time in going to an ATM. And if they use credit card, at least 1% returns to them, so it will be more of 1.75% charge. Pretty small for products under $25.
So about this issue you got 3 options:
1) have a calculator at hand for every transaction you make, slow down lines, and increase skepticism in customer trust.
2) Leave prices as they are, and take the hit for using this product (Recommended by me, some is better than nothing)
3) Raise prices altogether to keep profits marginal ( customer satisfaction goes down, and maybe sales as a consequence).
I think overall this this product is great. Customers like it when they found out we started taking cards.
Sales transactions went up by almost 30%.
Now most of the income is about 50% from online transactions.
Apple Pay/ Android pay is big plus, even though they only constitute 1% of total online transactions.
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In the end I can say, stay away it is useless for Canadians.