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Do you support card readers? How about NFC?

With the release of Stripe Terminal devices (currently only available in the US and limited beta in Australia and New Zealand), we have been working hard to support these devices and are pleased to advise that our Android app now includes support for the Stripe Reader M2 and the BBPOS Chipper 2X BT card reader.

You can learn more on the following links:
- Do you support the Stripe Reader M2 card reader?
- Stripe Terminal FAQs and Card Reader Support
- How to process payments using Stripe Terminal Card Readers.

Other than these Stripe Terminal devices, we don't plan on adding support for any other card readers at this point in time.

Charge for Stripe also supports NFC (only on Android devices*) and we believe this is the most convenient way to capture card details for processing charges without the need for additional hardware. Tapping the customer’s card to the back of your device will make the card number and expiry appear in the app so you simply enter the CCV number and the amount (and e-mail address if you want to send a receipt) and click “Charge Card” and it’s done. Read more here.

If your device or the customer’s card doesn’t support NFC, you can simply enter the card details manually or click the camera icon to take a photo of the card to capture the details that way. With all of these methods, none of the card information is ever stored on your device.

*NFC functionality is currently only available on supported Android devices. Support for iOS devices (e.g. iPhone/iPad) will be implemented as soon as Apple open up this functionality.

Updated on: 31/01/2022

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