Using Square Reader | Square Contactless Reader Review

Installation CD with Drivers, Configuration Utility, and Value Add Utility modeled after futurePRNT Software, Set Up Guide, Power Cord, Embedded Power Supply, Vertical Mount Accessory, Paper Guide, Power Switch Cover, Start-Up Ribbon
This chip reader links to either of my square app devices​ (one is iOS, one is Android) via Bluetooth with no problem. When I have the reader in its dock & plugged in I never have trouble with it sleeping at inopportune times as other reviewers mentioned. It has increased my customer satisfaction with sales process since I now can read chip cards and offer Droid/Apple pay. It is also easier for me to use than the little magstripe reader.
Combined with its powerful futurePRNT Windows software, users can enhance their printed receipts to add graphics (logos and coupons), print multiple copies, or use the text processing function to replace printed information or trigger a coupon, and much, much more. The TSP100III can also be used with Star Micronics AllReceipts™ digital receipt app, allowing shoppers to manage their receipts digitally, and retailers to receive instant feedback on customer satisfaction.
You must change the IP address  of the printer or the computer to be on the same subnet so the computer can communicate with the printer. This can be done by changing the IP of the printer or done by changing the IP of the computer. Once connected you can change the IP of the printer to its final value. More on configuring the TCP port.
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Update: After several months this printer is still working strong and still haven’t had a problem with it. I noticed a couple of people complain about receiving the wrong printer- well the reason they received the wrong printer is because they ordered the wrong printer. The title plainly states the model is TSP143U, USB. TSP143U is the USB model, hence the U. If you need the ethernet model you’ll need one of the TSP143L series models.
This product resolved the disappointment I had in using the square reader. The first time I charged my square chip reader, it lasted for about 5 or 6 customer transactions. Every time I re-charged the chip reader sometimes I got one transaction, sometimes two before it showed that it was out of battery again. I was going to give-up using the square chip reader until I purchased the charging dock for the chip reader. Now I just leave it in the dock and have not had one transaction rejected as a result of low battery.
For increased longevity, the TSP100 features a print head rated with a 37 mile print-life, and the optional autocutter is rated at 1 million cuts, ensuring the Star TSP100 receipt printer will print excellently for many years.
Use the specially designed Vertical Stand when utilizing the TSP100 in a vertical orientation. The Vertical Stand provides a clean surface facing the customer, which also creates room for advertising.
If you are into the Square line of products as a business owner, you have to get this NOW if you don’t have it. I am a banker by trade, and I cannot stress the importance of being able to accept the EMV/chip cards as a business owner. If you think it’s just some gimmick by banks or acquirers and processors to charge you more per swipe, you’re only partly correct. If you haven’t migrated to the ability to accept EMV/chip cards, you are at risk for being liable for fraudulent purchases made with an EMV/chip card if you use EMV/chip ICC fallback methods of swiping the card instead of using the chip. Save yourself the risk of eating chargebacks due to fraudulent charges and put this in your store, yesterday! If you go the Square route of processing cards, be sure to get the dock to accompany this device. My only gripe is that Square didn’t package this together the dock in the first place. Other than that, this device works flawlessly to accept EMV/chip cards and contactless payments.
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Turn the printer off, hold down the feed button and turn the printer back on, continue to hold the feed button. The printer will print out two slips of paper showing the configuration of the printer. The second printout is a network configuration sheet showing the ip address of the printer.
Using only Epson-tested media is critical to prolonging the life of the printhead in your Epson thermal printer. Other media has been known to damage the printhead over time and damage from use of untested media is not covered under warranty.
Buying this combo and getting each Square POS piece individually was much cheaper than buying it from Square as part of their whole POS system. Plus, we were able to get our entire Square system in matching white. Cash box plugs into printer with a cable that looks like a phone cable, so it doesn’t require a USB port.
The SP700 is designed to make installation, utilization and maintencance as easy as possible for any user. The SP700 is ready to be used right “out-of-the-box”. A CD with WHQL XP®, 2K®, Vista® drivers, Linux and Mac® OSX drivers and documentation is included with the printer, making it ready for operation immediately after purchase.
The kitchen monitor shows orders in real time and in full detail. It pings for new orders and times completion, so kitchen staff know if something needs to be sped up. When an order is ready, they just tap the OK button, print a receipt if needed and send it all out.
CardConnect MSP is an independent sales office for CardConnect. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners. The CardConnect name and logo are owned by CardConnect Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of First Data Corporation. CardConnect is a registered ISO of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Concord, CA. and Synovus Bank, USA, Columbus, GA.
Also available with Apple MFi certified Bluetooth interface, Star’s SP700 BTi can support kitchens and back of house operations without wiring that can get in the way of its staff. The SP700 BTi supports iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices in addition to Android™ and Windows devices.
Once the printer is set as default, click Start / Run and type notepad and press enter. In notepad, type a test message and click File and Print. If the printer also prints successfully from this program but you are still unable to print from the other program, it is likely that that program has an issue and not your printer.
Great Product. Easy to apply, however, take longer time than I expected to add it to my network and only with tech support. Tech support from Star Micronics is very helpful. It is now up and run and make my life a little easier.
Press the  paper button to eject the jammed paper. If the error does not clear, open the printer cover and remove all of the paper inside, including any torn pieces. Then, reload the paper in the sheet feeder and press the  paper button to resume printing.
Clear paper jams. Be careful during this operation. Refer to the manual for special instructions and always power down your printer and unplug it first. Use tweezers and be gentle-don’t use force. Clear out even the tiniest bits of paper you find.
With your choice of one or two under till media slots, the Series 4000 makes safely storing receipts, large bills, or other important media a snap. The spacious heavy duty till features coated bill stays and stronger than average dividers, so you can be sure your money stays put.
The brand NEW addition to our TSP100 line, the TSP143III is twice as fast and includes a new easy setup technology for effortless connection to your tablet. That paired with the new de-curl function and “drop-in & print” paper loading makes the TSP143III the best POS printer on the market.
We use this for service/retail Point of Sale. This unit is easy to set up, it is very reliable, and it is quiet and fast so your customers don’t have to stand and wait for a loud printer to take 30 seconds to print a few lines!
The POSprint utility allows you to easily perform Epson receipt printer troubleshooting and test basic printer functionality by  checking printer operation with a computer connected to a printer. It can determine whether a printer has been correctly installed under windows and if the printer has  a  working cable and connection. The following procedure details the steps to setup and perform Epson receipt printer troubleshooting.
Built to withstand the heat and humidity of the kitchen, this fast, two-color printer offers crisp, easy to read type for quick viewing. When you use it with Clover, you can even print orders in different languages (European languages only; excludes special characters). This is the only kitchen printer compatible with Clover.
Meet your point-of sale needs as your business grows with our robust family of mobile POS products and services that are easy to set up and offer a wide range of connectivity options and broad OS support.
We had trouble connecting this printer over WiFi, but I contacted support via WhatsApp and an agent connected with me right away (despite a 13-hour time zone difference between us) through TeamViewer and solved our problems. I recommend them for their service.
Accept magstripe cards – swipe the stripe. Use the built-in long track reader to swipe magstripe cards as long as your customers are carrying them. Simple pricing pay 2.75 percent per swipe, dip, or Tap for VISA, MasterCard, discover, and American express—no Surprise fees. Fast deposits Square sends deposits directly to your bank account in one to two business days—or you can enable instant deposit for 1 percent per deposit to get your money in seconds. Stylish, durable, and customer-friendly design the glossy white molded plastic exterior Plus metal skeleton interior is durable but stylish. The Square stand tilts and swivels for ideal viewing angles, allowing customers to Sign for purchases on your iPad. Square’s hardware is only approved for use in the country for which it is intended. For example, hardware sold or intended for sale in the United States is not approved for use in Australia, Canada, Japan, or the United Kingdom.
The Touch Dynamic PR-IM Impact Receipt Printer is primarily a kitchen receipt printer and offers two-color, high quality graphics printing. Spill and heat resistant, it is built to withstand the toughest of environments. With a swappable interface, it provides effortless, customer installation, eliminating the headaches and stress that usually come with installing new technology. Additionally, this kitchen receipt printer boasts Epson compatibility and reliability, is wall-mountable and offers an external buzzer option for use in commercial kitchens, alerting kitchen staff when an order comes through.
TSP143IIUTSP100ECO TSP100II. The World’s First ECO Dedicated POS Printer. The TSP100ECO, the world’s first ECO POS receipt printer, further extends the legacy that is the TSP100 futurePRNT. Good Used …
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.
this works with apple perfect I use it for a pos system I have. A big drawback is the Bluetooth setting, They are not recognized by my apple tablet. Works fine with android and windows via bluetooth. The instructions could use a lot of work in explaining or lask or explains bluetooth set up. Bottom line is if you a little computer savvy you should have no problems
Have used these at a lot of Arts & Crafts fairs. They work absolutely great! Even on shows with a few hundred other merchants nearby I have never had to wait more than a few seconds to get a good connection, which is a far cry from the several minute waits I often had to wait with terminals that relied on local wifi networks. In every case Square One transferred my money to my account by the next working day morning, gotta like that! Battery life is excellent, good for at least 40 cards between charges, but do be certain to keep a USB charger in your kit!
Send invoices free from your Square Point of Sale and get paid faster. Customize your invoices, set up weekly or monthly recurring invoices from your Dashboard, and let customers pay online with a credit or debit card. Invoices are free to send and cost 2.9% + 30¢ per invoice paid online.
Epson’s reliable and affordable Mobilink portable receipt printer has all the features you need for either on-the-go thermal receipt or label printing. It offers the fastest printing in its class, up to 20-hour battery life, auto-cutter or label peeler options, and your choice of wireless interfaces including 802.11b and Bluetooth®.   More…
*If you have issues with the printer going offline or one of your pos stations reports an “ip conflict” you may want to use a reserved static ip for the printer. In order to set a static ip go to a browser on the network with your printer type in it’s ip address into the URL and you will go to the printer configuration page. The default username is “root” with password of “public”. If you need help with this step contact POSGuys at 1-855-POS-Guys and our support team can assist you.
The Kitchen Buzzer connects directly the RJ11 port on the back of the printer. The buzzer sounds when a print job is sent to the TSP100. This is beneficial for high noise environments like kitchens to alert cooks that orders have been sent.
NOT FOR USE WITH SQUARE STAND! If using a Square Stand consider the Square Stand Starter kit which has a printer that plugs into the stand. The printer in this kit must be plugged into your router.    
The SP700 is a modern, high-speed clamshell impact printer. Built specifically to work in environments where heat and humidity can erode the type of the kitchen order, the SP700 is an ideal solution. This fast, two-color printer offers crisp easy-to-read type for quick viewing, a clamshell design for easy paper loading during peak service hours, and an embedded power supply for space efficiency.
EMV® is a registered trademark or trademark of EMVCo LLC in the United States and other countries; see www.emvco.com. Apple Pay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. Android Pay™ is a trademark of Google, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners.
Meet your new reader’s count ER top Partner: the dock for Square Reader. Designed for the Square contact less and chip Reader, the dock keeps the Reader charged and in place for quick, seamless transactions. Simply plug it into Square stand for instant setup and charging. Do you sell with Square Reader instead of Square stand connect the dock to a USB wall charger to keep your Reader powered all day long.
I bought this for my office. I’m in private practice for speech language therapy. Some parents want to pay with Apple Pay and everyone else has a chip. The cord is plenty long. I keep the reader in the holder, but I didn’t keep the protective strip at the end. The reader is secure without the strip and with Apple making constant updates, you need to be able to pull the reader out to reset it occasionally. I still have the swiper that attached to my iPhone 7 Plus – I added an adapter to make it work, but this dock is my favorite. Great buy and great for my business.
The FD-40 allows merchants using the Clover Station to easily accept all payment types. The Clover station only allows for signature-based sales as an “out of the box” feature, and you have the option of either integrating with the FD-40 PinPad or a Clover Mini to allow for PIN debit or EBT sales. The FD-40 PinPad is customer-facing, so your customers will never need to hand their card to the server. Here are the main features:
Epson TM-T88V The Epson TM-T88V is the standard bearer for excellence in thermal receipt printing. One of the fastest printers on the market, the TM-T88V can handle high volume grocery and retail printing with ease. Energy star compliance and paper saving functions minimize your ecological impact and help improve your return on investment.
MUCH better than the swipe, and far worth it. It made me annoyed to pay for something when they get the interest, however the old fashioned retail type machines are far more expensive. This is the fastest chip reader I’ve seen, much quicker than the ones I use at large stores. And no more constantly having to swipe because the reader won’t read the magnetic strip. Every minute counts between clients, so this makes using square quicker than I used to. I got mine open box for cheaper on amazon- $35. It’s simple to set up. The only negative is you can’t just turn it off…I think it stays on standby while my phone is near. I understand some places may be constantly using theirs, but I’m not, I ring up a client 1-5 hours apart, so don’t need it to use the battery up. Either way, I’m very pleased with this.
When a printer is unable to print it’s a good possibility that either the printer is experiencing a hardware or software related issue. Before testing the software it is always recommended that the printer be tested for hardware issues first.
Internal power supply – Whether you’re operating a spacious kitchen, small kiosk or food truck, choose a restaurant kitchen printer with an internal power supply. An internal power supply eliminates the need for snaking power cords around the kitchen so printers can be placed at different work stations. If space is at a premium in your eatery, an internal power supply can free up several inches of valuable real estate.
Thanks Tom, but I have reached out to the Square Customer Service team.   The unit works appropriately with a strong WIFI connection only.    Using a Cellular data plan for iphone and this CLCCR when there is no WIFI available is a total crap shoot.  Throughout the day I checked the bluetooth connection between my Square CLCCR and my iphone and my iphone indicated that it was properly connected via bluetooth.  After each transaction (I slid a customer’s credit card into the device) the phone said “Transaction Complete”.  I never got a message that the reader was offline.  I proceeded to take payments as if it was working properly.  I had practiced at home in my own WIFI zone and all was well.   I really don’t think this CLCCR works reliably with cellular data plans (which MOST artists use at shows).  And there is most definately a glitch regarding a failure to indicate that the reader is not connected via bluetooth.   
A barcode scanner helps you speed up checkout lines and manage your inventory with ease. The Clover Mobile has a built-in scanner, so you don’t need to purchase a scanner if you use Mobile. Virtually any 1D or 2D barcode can be captured — including the typical barcodes that are printed on paper labels; electronic barcodes displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer that allows retailers to easily process loyalty cards, mobile coupons and more; and the high density (HD) barcodes commonly used in specialty retail and electronic component manufacturing. An optional stand enables automatic switching between handheld and hands-free modes. The Clover-customized version enables easy plug-and-play setup.
* Several configurations of the TM-U220 meet the requirements for ENERGY STAR qualification. Other configurations do not meet the ENERGY STAR requirements due to some missing component such as a power supply or interface. In addition, there may be other specialized configurations sold to a particular partner that may not qualify and were not tested due to cost. The product codes of qualifying TM-U220 configurations are: TM-U220B-C31C514667/C31C514653/C31C514088/C31C514803TM-U220D-C31C515653/C31C515806TM-U220PB-C31C517653TM-U220PD-C31C518653
You must use the correct printer cable to connect the printer to the computer. If printer passes self test, the settings are correct and verified, then check to see the cable is correct.  More on connecting a parallel interface.
The Clover Mini is designed to stay “in place” on your countertop. However, you can easily add a swivel-stand for additional functionality! With the swivel included, your Clover Mini instantly becomes “customer facing” so that you can quickly spin the unit towards the customer for PIN-debit entry, or to request email/phone number information. Sales become even quicker with the swivel stand.
Epson’s comprehensive ExpressCare program gives you the widest selection of service options, so you can pick the most cost-effective way to keep your equipment up and running. No matter what options you select, you’ll get fast service and quick resolution from highly-skilled technicians.
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