The Square Stand is one of the easiest ways to add a full featured POS for your business in minutes. Setting up your POS terminal has never been so easy. Simply select the USB components that you want for your register. Plug a receipt printer, cash drawer, and barcode scanner into the included USB hardware hub for instant setup. It’s plug & play easy. It’s just another way that Square Register is making commerce easy.
Connect supported receipt printers, cash drawers, and bar code scanners to the Square app on the iPad. If you have any connectivity issues after following the steps below, learn how to troubleshoot your hardware.
It depends on your POS program. If your program can be configured to print directly to the printer port, it will work. If it requires a driver for the printer, it will not work. Most POS programs require a driver
Unfortunately, our EOM-200 receipt printers and barcode scanners are not compatible with Square. However, you can use our cash drawer with Square, provided that you connect it to your Square-compatible receipt printer, using the RJ12/11 cable. For a hardware bundle that is compatible with Square, CLICK HERE (must have Square Stand)
Kitchen printers are typically impact printers. They use a ribbon in the printing process. Impact printers are not affected by heat and are therefore best suited for use in places like kitchens. Impact printers, (called dot matrix printers), use an ink ribbon to print on regular paper. The Star Micronics SP742 is an ideal printing solution for the kitchen. This fast, two-color printer offers crisp, easy to read type for quick viewing, a clamshell design for easy paper loading and an embedded power supply for space efficiency.
With the Square Stand system, you can use either a cash drawer that plugs into the receipt printer, or one that plugs into the USB block of the Square Stand. Choose the method that suits your business best – but we typically recommend using the receipt printer connection, since this is simpler and far less expensive than the USB version. Note that all cash drawers listed below have special money trays configured for Canadian currency.
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Its not too terrible typing in SKUs or looking up items in Square’s super slick interface, but lets face it, its always easier to just scan things in. Plus, you get to hold a laser gun and hear that little beep when it does its thing, very cool. And if the thought of having a laser gun wasn’t cool enough, the barcode scanner is also super easy to integrate right into the system. Just like the cash register and printer, you just plug it right into the USB hub and you’re ready to go. You’ll be scanning away in no time.
Square Register Star TSP654 LAN Thermal Receipt Printer with Auto-Cut, Ethernet/LAN Interface, Dark Grey Color, No Power Supply, No Interface Cable – TSP654L-24GRY – 37999540 **TSP654L-24GRY has been Discontinued – Replace with TSP654IIE3-24 GRY**
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.
The most basic way both Square and PayPal Here take card payments is through a magnetic stripe card reader that plugs into the headphone jack of your device. These basic card readers are available for free from PayPal and Square’s websites. Square readers can also be purchased for $10 at many stores like Best Buy, Walmart, and more (see where to buy Square for locations), and include a $10 rebate code with purchase. PayPal Here readers are also available from certain retail locations, including some Staples and Office Depot/Office Max locations, for $10 and $15. Additional PayPal Here readers can also be purchased online, and are $15 for any beyond the first free one. Please note the card readers are encrypted specifically for their own app, and are not interchangeable.
The Square Stand is a stand for your iPad that makes using Square straightforward. More than just an iPad stand, the Square Stand has a magnetic stripe card reader integrated into the base. So instead of the Square card reader that plugs into the headphone jack, the card reader is built in to the stand. It also comes with a peripheral chip and NFC reader with a charging dock, which allows you to take EMV chip and NFC (like Apple Pay) payments. The Square Stand has a built in charger, so your iPad charges while in the stand. It also has a USB hub that allows you to easily use USB interface hardware.
One of the most advertised aspects of each of these POS systems is that they can be mobile, allowing merchants or their staff to do business on the go or just from different locations in their spaces.
Built specifically to work in environments where heat and humidity can erode the type on the kitchen order, the SP700 is an ideal printing 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.
Both Square and PayPal Here can integrate with online sales. PayPal Here originated as a way to bring your online PayPal-based store into a physical space, so the online sales side of PayPal is fully fleshed out. You can use PayPal Here with your already existing online store, or set up an online store to integrate with your PayPal Here account.
A best seller, the Star mPOP combines both a cash drawer and receipt printer into a Bluetooth-enabled, compact unit. The mPOP is perfect for low-mid volume vendors who are looking for a simple, integrated point of sale solution.
The TSP100ECO, the world’s first ECO POS receipt printer, further extends the legacy that is the TSP100 futurePRNT. The TSP100ECO supports Star’s commitment to being ecologically responsible, while al…
The new Star mPOP™ combined Bluetooth POS receipt printer and cash drawer is a unique point of purchase solution. Outstanding connectivity and design, plus intuitive functionality and simple integration are delivered ready to work with your chosen mobile software and card payment system.
So let me get this straight; after I email/text the customer the receipt I should then email it to myself and then print it from my email (after formatting if I like)? Can’t I just print from the app without buying a special credit card printer? Guess not…
Supported Bluetooth receipt printers are ideal for iPad receipt printing on the go or in casual environments where you don’t have access to an Ethernet port. The following Bluetooth printers are compatible with the Square Register app on the iPad:
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Impact printers print by using an ink ribbon on standard receipt printer. They are not heat sensitive, so are best for using in kitchens or other hot environments. They tend to print slowly and are loud, so we would only recommend them for businesses that need heat-resistant printing. Square works with:
Hint : You can print both a standard receipt, and a secondary receipt(s) to the same printer. Just add the same printer twice, and choose standard receipt the first time, and secondary receipt the second time. The printer will then print a full receipt, and the secondary receipt slip on applicable sales.
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