Updated February 21, 2018 by Josh Darling

The 6 Best Credit Card Readers

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Since Square's founding back in 2009, the mobile and affordable transaction hardware industry has blossomed. The products, like the ones listed here, and the software supporting them have helped countless startups and small businesses accept and process payments easier and for lower fees than in the past. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best credit card reader on Amazon.

6. Square EMV

5. PayPal Mobile

4. Square Contactless

3. 2xhome POSmate

2. Datio POS

1. Square Chip Reader


Josh Darling
Last updated on February 21, 2018 by Josh Darling

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