It is a simple process all I can think is that square gets a percentage of royalties from their supported printer sales and thats why they are locking everything down to these ridiculously overpriced pieces of equipment.
A simple print button on the tablet would allow us to connect to a local or network printer and print the same form data. Why is this still impossible? Why can we still not utilize our desktop or local printers to print receipt data from the app?
You have to create an account the first time it isn’t automatic you must go to SquareTrade.com/staples after you have an account as long as you use your rewards card at checkout they will auto register
http://www.owlposprinters.com – Simple how to video to show you pairing between a Star TSP650II BTi Bluetooth Printer and an iPad with the Square Register App. This is a Refurbished Square Compatible Thermal Receipt Printer that we sell on our website:
The Square Stand works with a number of accessories that are not on Square’s officially compatible list. Any accessory that’s compatible with the Square Card Reader for iOS will also work with the Square Stand. In addition to that hardware, we have tested the following accessories and we found that they work with the Square Stand. Please keep in mind that if you run into problems with these accessories, Square will not support them.
SP-742ML/ME GRAY Auto Cutter Ethernet Impact POS Printer (76mm 3″ max paper width) The SP700 series impact printer is the latest addition to Star Micronics’ robust line of printers. Built specifically to work in environments where heat and humidity can erode the type on the kitchen order, the SP700 series is an ideal solution. This fast, two-color printer offers crisp, easy to read type for quick viewing, clamshell design for easy paper loading and an embedded power supply for space efficiency. The SP700 series is designed to make installation, utilization and maintenance as easy as possible for any user. The SP700 series printers are ready to be used right “out-of-the-box.” A CD with WHQL XP®, 2K®, Vista® drivers, Linux and Mac® OSX drivers and documentation is included with the printer, making it ready for operation immediately after purchase. Featrues: Internal Power Supply High Speed Throughput: 13 Receipts per Minute (4.7 LPS) Splash Resistant Clamshell Design 10/100 Ethernet Lan Port (RJ45) Swappable Interfaces Drop-In & Print Paper Loading All Accessories Included (Except Cable) Installation with Full Driver Suite Included 3 year warranty
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The STAR MICRONICS TSP654IIBI is fast and easy to configure. It is Apple MFi certified. It has auto connect and so it will connect to your iPad automatically. If you want to setup your receipt printer fast, this may be one of the best options. There is no serial cable, ethernet cable or USB connection. That seems like a positive benefit. If you move around a lot or you don’t want to mess with cables the STAR MICRONICS TSP654IIBI may be want you want.
Since it’s cheaper and easier to use hardware with the Square Stand, that seems to give it the advantage, and depending on your business, that can be the case. However, the Square Stand is pretty much the only point of sale solution for iPad that supports USB hardware. If you think there’s a chance you may outgrow Square or want to upgrade to a different point of sale software in the future, such as ShopKeep, Ambur, Aldelo Touch, etc, your USB hardware wouldn’t be compatible. Square’s new point of sale app, Square for Retail, however, will still work with the Square Stand and your hardware.
Some systems, like Clover, require that you use their proprietary hardware. Clover’s hardware is custom-built for POS, and combines multiple functions in one piece of hardware (for example, the scanner is built into the register). Be very careful about buying this type of equipment from a third party, as there are a lot of scams out there.
PayPal Here and Square have fairly similar hardware setup. The main difference between the two is PayPal Here uses the device camera as a built in barcode scanner. To use a barcode scanner with Square, you need to purchase an external Bluetooth scanner. For more information on compatible hardware, see our PayPal Here Basics Article or Square Basics article. Square also offers the Square Stand, a stand with a built-in magnetic stripe card reader and USB hub.
@bkfconsulting – Welcome to the Seller Community, and kudos on your first post! 👏 As for your question, I’m afraid I may not have the best of news. I think for things to function the way you want, you would need to use Square Stands with full-sized iPads and USB printers (unless you’re willing to concede using automated cash drawers). It really depends on how much that functionality is worth to you. If it’s not that important, you could just pick up a few bluetooth printers and pair them to the iPad Minis for printing receipts.
Although Square only lists a few Honeywell and Zebra scanners as compatible with the Square Stand, we tested a number of USB interface Honeywell and Zebra scanners, and the majority worked with the Square Stand. The only scanners that did not work were older models, so we recommend using a scanner from within the past five years or so. Keep in mind, only USB interface Honeywell and Zebra (formerly Motorola/Symbol) scanners work with the Square Stand. If you have a specific model scanner and you’re unsure if it will work with the Square Stand, give us a call and we’d be happy to test it out.
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Clover: Clover is sold as a standalone POS system, which means it can be used with a large variety of credit card processing companies. This is good for merchants because it gives them the ability to shop for credit card processing companies and get a lower cost (i.e. less than 2.75% per swipe). Merchants need to be very diligent when shopping for processing so they make sure not to overpay, which unfortunately is very easy to do. [redirect url=’http://wyzemerchant.com/bump’ sec=’0]