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.
A note about cash drawers: For the most part, cash drawers connect to Square via your receipt printer. As long as you’re using a Square-compatible receipt printer, any printer-driven cash drawer that works with that printer will also work with both the Square Stand and Square with a reader. There is a USB cash drawer option that bypassess a receipt printer and plugs into the Square Stand directly, the APG Vasario USB, but this cash drawer is much more expensive (around $230, compared to printer driven cash drawers, which start at around $95). In addition, all manual cash drawers will work with either set up (they do not open automatically at the end of a transaction, you simply open them manually) and start at around $75.
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.
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The functionality of the Square stand doesn’t stop at the stand, the fact is that it has a in USB hub that makes adding a cash drawer to your system as easy as plugging it in. Now you’re going to need a USB cash drawer of course (not all of them are), but once you’ve got one, just plug and go. Once you’re up and running all it takes is a tap on your iPad and the cash drawer kicks right open.
Ready, Set, Go! Our Square Stand Essentials Bundle includes everything that you need to get up and running with Square including an iPad. Start it off with the classy Square Stand that is both elegant and functional, add a USB powered cash drawer from the cash drawer kings themselves, APG to keep all of your bills and change organized. Plug in the Star Micronics USB receipt printer and you are off to the races! Square setup is fast and easy and this bundle gives you all of the tools necessary for success. Lease for $39.95 or Buy it Now.
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If you are connecting to a Windows PC, you can go into the Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > Ports and determine if the port is functioning and the port number matches with the setup of your software.
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This staples is consistently a disaster. The printers never print my documents on the first attempt, to which I then have to re-print and then wait in line again to receive a refund. I feel bad for the associates because they are apologizing for technological malfunctions that they don’t have much control over. One associate, Vincent, was really helpful today. I hope he is getting compensated well for his efforts.
The Star Micronics TSP143IIILAN works with Square Payments. Star Micronics is a well known manufacturer of receipt printers. They make many different models. You connect to a Square iPad stand with a USB cable. This receipt printer uses 80 mm width or 3 1/8 inch width thermal paper for the receipts. There is a roll of paper that ships with the receipt printer. An auto cutter mechanism cuts the receipt paper for you when you make a sale.
Wondering if anyone has experience using the Square POS receipt printer and cash drawer that come with the Square Stand (Star Micronics 143iiU and APG VB554A-BL1616 both USB connections) and re-purposing them to use with the Shopify system?