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Square A-SKU-0485 Mobile Contactless and Chip Bluetooth LE Card Reader
Item #1977828
Model #A-SKU-0485
  • Mobile contactless and chip Bluetooth card reader
  • Wirelessly connect to your Apple or Android device
Free Next-Day eligible by tomorrow
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Square Reader for Magstripe, Lightning Connector (A-SKU-0523)
Item #24375457
Model #A-SKU-0523
  • Pay 2.6% +.10 per swipe for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express
  • Lightning connector works with Lightning-enabled Apple devices running iOS 10.0.2 or later
Next-Day Delivery by tomorrow
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Square A-SKU-0047 Mobile 3.5 Jack Card Reader
Item #572567
Model #A-SKU-0047
  • Mobile magstripe reader
  • Works with Android devices and Chromebook with 3.5 headphone jack
Next-Day Delivery by tomorrow
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Square Terminal A-SKU-0584 HandHeld Wi-Fi/Ethernet Card Reader
Item #24420601
Model #A-SKU-0584
  • Handheld card reader for payments and receipts
  • Works with Android (Google Pay, Samsung Pay) and IOS devices (Apple Pay)
Free Next-Day eligible by tomorrow
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Square A-SKU-0120 Dock for Payment Reader USB
Item #1977547
Model #A-SKU-0120
  • Charging dock for Square Reader
  • Interface: USB
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PayPal Chip and Swipe PP-8151882 Mobile Bluetooth Card Reader
Item #2774176
  • Card reader helps keep transactions secure for your customers and yourself
  • Requires Bluetooth 4.0 or above
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MagTek Magnetic Stripe Swipe Card Reader (21040108)
Item #IM1E45726
Model #21040108
  • Triple Track
  • 50 in/s
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Square Register 0373 POS Card Reader
Item #24375169
Model #A-SKU-0373
  • Accept all major cards at 2.6% + 10¢ per tap, dip, or swipe and get funds in your bank account in one to two business days
  • Get expert phone support, protection from eligible chargebacks, and a 2-year limited warranty
Free delivery eligible
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IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader (TAA Compliant)
Item #IM19V7666
Model #GSR205
  • Ideal for government, military, healthcare or banking
  • Portable design with power and scan LED indicators
Free delivery eligible
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MAGTEK® Dynamag 21073062 Magnetic Stripe Reader
Item #IM1KE4463
Model #21073062 SEC LVL 3
  • Black
  • Interface/ports: USB
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MAGTEK Mini 21040145 USB Card Reader
Item #774428
Model #21040145
  • USB magnetic stripe card reader
  • Interface: USB keyboard emulation
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Square POS Stand with Card Reader for Contactless and Chip (A-SKU-0590)
Item #24448642
Model #A-SKU-0590
  • Stand with card reader turns your iPad into a powerful point of sale in minutes and accepts every payment your customers want to pay
  • Interface: Wi-Fi
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Adesso MSR-100 Magnetic Stripe Card Reader (MSR-100)
Item #IM18N5501
Model #MSR-100
  • Chip set: Magtek
  • Bi-directional card reader
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MAGTEK® 21073145 Dynamag Card Reader
Item #IM1RT4359
Model #21073145
  • Black
  • Dimensions: 1.23"(H) x 1.28"(W) x 3.9"(D)
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Iogear® GSR203 Portable Smart Card Reader
Item #IM1QU4685
Model #GSR203
  • Dimensions: 6.1"(H) x 7.3"(W) x 1.6"(D)
  • Connectivity technology: Cable
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Point-of-sale (POS) equipment is a crucial part of almost every brick-and-mortar business in existence. As technology and the economy evolve, card readers become a more important piece of the puzzle. Staples offers a variety of these devices that suit all kinds of businesses with various functionality, mobility, and connectivity options.

Mobile sales
Portable credit card readers allow entrepreneurs to sell products and services on the go. These devices are available with Lightning connectors for use with iPads or iPhones as well as 3.5mm headphone-jack connectors for use with Android and Chromebook devices. These two variations typically only read magstripes. For chip or Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) and contactless or near-field communication (NFC) payment methods, Bluetooth-enabled card readers are more suitable. These wireless devices are usually compatible with any brand of smartphone or tablet.

There are also portable POS systems. These devices typically include a tablet-like screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, and long-lasting rechargeable batteries that allow all-day use almost anywhere. Handheld POS systems include credit card swipers as well as EMV and NFC functions. Some models even have built-in printers.

Upgrading from cash-only POS
Bring an existing cash register into the 21st century with a USB-connected card reader. These function as add-ons to equipment already in use, which saves time and money compared to upgrading the whole system. By simply connecting them to a power outlet and USB port, your registers will be able to accept credit card payments. While they are not portable, these credit card readers are an easy, reliable, and necessary upgrade for any outdated cash-only systems. Some options read a variety of card types, which, for example, allows businesses in college towns to accept students' spending accounts as a method of payment. These models are usually are not capable of EMV and NFC payments.

Common access card readers
Common access cards (CACs) are growing in popularity in several industries. From identification cards in banks or healthcare offices to government and military programs, these cards provide secure access to facilities and systems. The same technology provides limited access to hotel rooms and buildings on college campuses. CAC readers are, much like other card readers, available with various portability and connectivity options to suit the needs of any business that involves employee identification cards or even customer membership cards.

Are all portable credit card readers compatible with all mobile devices?
While many models are compatible with a range of devices, that isn't true for all of them. Be sure to check the product specifications on any device before purchasing. Some models only connect with certain brands of devices, and some are only swipe-enabled, not capable of reading chips or contactless payments.

Can any app or program pair with any card reader?
Some of these products, mostly the USB-enabled readers, can integrate with various POS programs. Many of them, especially mobile devices, require sellers to use an app or program made by the same company, such as Square or PayPal. While these brand-specific apps offer many features and benefits, they will not integrate with an existing, third-party POS system. Always check product specifications before purchasing.

Is it worth it to invest in a chip reader or contactless card reader?
Most of the actual benefits of EMV and NFC technology are on the consumer end. Chip cards have better encryption technology than their magnetic-striped counterparts, and contactless payment hides the real card number altogether from POS systems. These technologies are safer for the consumer but don't affect the seller. Meanwhile, credit card companies and banks are slowly phasing out swipe cards. It's always a good idea to stay ahead of the curve.

Credit Card Readers FAQs

You lead a busy life. That’s why at Staples we want to help you find the Credit Card Readers you’re looking for so you can get on with your day. We carry 35 Credit Card Reader products, all starting at prices as low as $9.99. That means you have some options and products to compare, which is where our FAQs can help.

Below you’ll find questions about top rated products, popular products, and the best deals Staples has on Credit Card Readers. We’ve pulled together ratings, reviews, and deal information to help you filter through our inventory and find the right Credit Card Reader at the best price anywhere.

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