Square Register

You may like the new Square Register.

You’ve probably paid in a store making use of a Square “stand,” a dock that supports a tablet, or you’ve swiped your card with Square Reader, a smart device dongle that processes payments. These items have a comforting feel from the easy card reader to the all-white stand that usually houses an iPad. However late last year, Square has been selling its very own personalized tablet computer, the Square Register, an Android-based system. It’s not cheap. But it’s got some feature you may like. They may make your life easier. So the price tag may make the Square Register worthwhile. We break it all down for you below.

What is a Square Register?

The Square Register uses Square equipment, Square software, all in the box, all by Square. The Square Stand, on the other hand, turns an iPad into a POS stand.

How is Square Register better than the Square Stand?

There are some things that make this better. Square maintains the software so you don’t have to. iPad Square Stand businesses have to keep their iPads updated.

The Square Register has screen that displays to the customer. This means you don’t need to flip your screen around as you do with the Square Stand. Ins this way the Register resolves a big discomfort point by including separate displays for the customer and seller. A lot of sellers wanted different screens, enabling the customer to see each product as they’re being rung up. But to put in the register you might need more counter space. A 14-inch circle is recommended to mount and unmount Square Register.

How to Use the Square Register

Here is a quick video on how to use the Square Register. This is an official video from the Square Payments people.

You’ll notice a few things right away:

  • The customer can see the transaction and you don’t have to flip the square stand around to show them.
  • Chip and pin credit card reader, charging port, display screen and dashboard are all in one device.
  • NFC payments are also handled with the same device. So you get everything in 1 piece of equipment. Nice!
  • You don’t have to update the software because Square will do that for you.

 

Unboxing New Square Register POS

If you want to buy the Square Register it’s good to see a Square Register Unboxing. This is a video by Jordan Rosendale. Unboxing and getting started is easy. It’s pretty much a plug and play arrangement.

How to set up Square Register

This is another official video that explains how to setup the Square Register. This show the simplicity of getting started accepting payments.

Taking Payments with Square Register

The last video here tells you and shows you how a customer provides payment to you.

Here are the main 8 differences between the Square Register vs. Square stand.

​SQUARE STAND

An iPad Tablet

Merchant maintains software

Need to swivel the screen to the customer

Cheaper vs. Square Register

Use your iPad for other stuff

​SQUARE REGISTER

Only used for Square Payments

​Software maintained by Square

​Customer Facing Screen

​Offline mode for poor internet connections

​5 USB Ports

​13 Inch Seller Screen

​Android Operating System

​$999 Price

What does the Square Register cost?

The Square Register will cost $999, plus a purchase cost of 2.5 percent and also 10 cents each purchase. that may seem a little costly yet big sellers invest hundreds of bucks on point-of-sale equipment. Square is likewise offering a monthly payment option where services you pay $49 a month for 24 months.

There are other features that will make you happy. There is Ethernet and an offline support, to make sure that sellers without good WiFi (state at a concert venue, or in the cellar of a shopping center) could still utilize it without stressing over their connection. There is a five-port USB feature to ensure that the Register could be linked to other devices. You'll be able to easily connect a receipt printer for example without running out of ports.

How big is the Square Register?

The Square Register is comprised of a 13-inch, anodized aluminum tablet computer, which is stamped and machined. It has an HD touchscreen display and, while it's connected to a stand, it was designed to look like it's hovering precede. The second, seven-inch tablet can either be docked in the rear of the large tablet, or sit somewhere else on the counter, attached by micro-USB. This small tablet computer's screen is Gorilla Glass, in case it obtains dropped or ripped off the counter. The register is working on 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processors. Square's tablet has 16 gigabytes of flash memory yet minimal interior storage, since it isn't indicated to have actually anything kept on it. It does not have any kind of cams, as well as its audio speakers are basic. It does have an Ethernet port, given that merchants need stable links to process payments. In many methods it's not a complete tablet. Sure, Square's software program operates on top of Android, yet Square is the only software a customer will certainly see; But at the exact same time, that Square software could be upgraded instantly.

Pros and Cons

Should you buy one? Like anything else...it depends.

Pros

​Customer facing screen to see their purchases rung up

Square maintains the software

5 USB ports

13 inch screen is big and easy for the seller

Cons

​$999 could be expensive for some sellers

Square Register must be plugged into a power source at all times.

More Details and Specifications
What comes with your Square Register?

Square Register
Customer display
Power adapter cable
Power adapter
Accessory hub
Customer display cable
Mounting plate with cleat
Mounting toolkit

How big is the Square Register?

Square Register display: 13.25 in. (diagonal)
Customer display: 7 in. (diagonal)

Footprint

Width: 6.9 in.
Depth: 5 in.
Diagonal: 8.5 in.

Total product height: 10 in.

What are the payment types?

Magnetic-stripe cards
EMV chip cards
Apple Pay
Google Pay
Samsung Pay
NFC cards

Connectivity

Wi-Fi
Ethernet
USB accessory hub with five ports

Learn more about Square Receipt Printers here.