At the heart of the whole Square system is the software. There’s so much you can do with it you’ll wonder how you ever survived with your old dumb cash register. The Square register app provides you with a whole ton of reports and dashboards so you can track transaction activity, manage orders, check out daily summaries and a lot more. In addition to reports you can manage your back office, upload your inventory and personalize your receipts. Plus, when you use Square you get all of this software functionality for free, you pay a flat 2.75% on all your credit card transactions that you swipe through the stand, and that’s it.

First one we got was dead. Customer service is almost non-existent. Packaged it up and paid to ship back to repair center. Several weeks went by with no feedback, then received back the exact packaging with no note or anything to indicate what the issue was, or if it had even been fixed. It seems it has, but that process was a pain. Now it doesn’t like to stay visible on the network so we are always either re-booting or telling people it’s broken. Turns out people don’t care all that much about paper receipts anyway. Recommend purchasing directly through Square if you really need it. At least then you might get some tech support.

To enable printing to your receipt printer from Square, you first need to connect your receipt printer to your iPad. Once your printer is connected, under Settings > Printers, tap your connected receipt printer and make sure “Receipts, Bills, and Reports” (under Print From This Device) is toggled on. This screen is also where you can enable printing kitchen tickets (if you have a kitchen printer).

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Both the Clover Station and the Square Stand are payment solutions for businesses, but they differ in flexibility. With Square stand you’re going to process payments with Square, but with Clover you can process payments with a much wider variety of companies.

Additional Tablets/Mobile Devices for Tableside Ordering — Another restaurant-centric POS item, which allows waiters to take orders on a tablet or from a busy line, and send those orders electronically to the register and/or kitchen.

With your choice of one or two under till media slots, the Series 4000 makes safely storing receipts, large bills, or other important media a snap. The spacious heavy duty till features coated bill stays and stronger than average dividers, so you can be sure your money stays put.

This price comparison includes the most basic official hardware available for each option. There are other, more expensive hardware options available, see our in-depth reader and Square Stand guides for more hardware options.

Note that you may connect a barcode scanner via USB cable to the Square Stand, but if you are using an iPad without Square Stand, the barcode scanner must be a bluetooth barcode scanner. For more information on the correct bluetooth scanner to use when connecting directly to an iPad, click here.

Paper used (10,000 receipts printed on 80 x 300 mm each [3 inches by 11 inches], this is a conservative estimate to account for consumer copies of receipts that occur with credit card transactions) = 240,000,000 sq mm =  2,580 square feet of paper

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Square introduces more ways to engage with customers. Square now integrates with cash drawers and receipt printers. With a single tap on an iPad, you can open your register’s drawer to complete a cash sale or make change. Please read the options below carefully before purchasing a cash drawer.

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Display your iPad in style with the Heckler Design Windfall stand. Laser-cut from a single piece of steel, the Windfall is a secure, slim stand perfect for any counter-top. Built with security in mind, the Windfall features a built-in Kensington security slot and the optional pivot tack accessory for extra security. Compatible with:

“I received my order and just want to thank you for your professionalism. I don’t normally purchase things online but this was a waaay better experience than I’d had with a local printer that I’d been referred to.”

The first thing to determine is what device you’re going to be using to run Square. The Square Stand is only for iPad, so if you’re thinking of using Square on a mobile phone or any Android device, the Square Stand isn’t for you. See our Square Reader Basics for iOS or Android for more information on using these. If you’ve decide to use Square on an iPad, choosing to use the Square Stand is mostly about the compatible hardware.

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