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Can I use a non-Square card reader with the Square POS app?

Can I use a non square card reader with square application?  My non profit was given a thousand 2 strip,  non  square  card readers ... can we possibley use them with square,  If so what is the specs?

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No, The square reader sends encrypted card information that only the Square Register software can read.

 

you can get one locally at a walgreens or other store for $10 and get that back as a credit to your account or you can ask for a free one to be mailled in 2 weeks or so.

 

https://squareup.com/retail

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https://squareup.com/help/us/en/article/5067-get-a-free-square-magstripe-reader

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https://squareup.com/dashboard/account/reader-request

 

Update 2018: Keep in mind your first magstripe reader is free when you sign up, and additional magstripe readers cost $10.

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No, The square reader sends encrypted card information that only the Square Register software can read.

 

you can get one locally at a walgreens or other store for $10 and get that back as a credit to your account or you can ask for a free one to be mailled in 2 weeks or so.

 

https://squareup.com/retail

or

https://squareup.com/help/us/en/article/5067-get-a-free-square-magstripe-reader

or

https://squareup.com/dashboard/account/reader-request

 

Update 2018: Keep in mind your first magstripe reader is free when you sign up, and additional magstripe readers cost $10.

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@VanKalkerFarms - Thanks a ton for helping out with this one. 🙌

 

@bd -  Welcome to the Seller Community. We're happy to have you, and look forward to hearing more from you. 🙂  Also, would you mind marking VanKalkerFarms's post as "Best Answer"? That'll help the rest of the community find this answer if they have a similar question. 


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bad business move, reason why I'm debating leaving square.

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