Chip Card Reader

Price: $79.00
Accepts chip cards, contactless/NFC-enabled mobile phone payments, and traditional magnetic stripe credit or debit cards
In and out of store, street festivals, events––take payments everywhere your business takes you
Enabled for Bluetooth®
Quickly pairs and connects to the PayPal Here app on your mobile phone or tablet
Compatible with iOS and most Android mobile phones and tablets

Mobile Card Reader

Price: $14.99
Accepts all magnetic stripe credit or debit cards
Easy to use
Plugs into the audio jack of your mobile phone or tablet
Small enough to fit in your pocket
Compatible with iOS and most Android and Windows mobile phones and tablets

Mobile payments is our business

Both the PayPal Mobile Card Reader and the new PayPal Chip Card Reader make it simple to accept payments in minutes. You’ll need both the card reader and the PayPal Here app to start accepting payments. PayPal Here is the secure and easy-to-use mobile business app for all your payment needs:
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express debit and credit cards
  • 2.7% per US card swipe
  • No monthly fees or long-term commitments
  • Ability to issue invoices and record cash and check payments
  • Live customer support

Which card reader is right for my business?

PPH Chip Card ReaderPPH Mobile Card ReaderFeatures and Compatibility
checkedAccepts chip cards (signature or PIN)*
checkedAccepts contactless/NFC/ApplePay
checkedcheckedAccepts traditional magnetic stripe cards
checkedConnects via Bluetooth
checkedConnects via phone or tablet audio jack
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*As of October 1 2015, switching to a chip card reader can reduce liability for certain cases of fraud.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will I receive my card reader?
    You should receive the card readers within 3-5 business days after your online purchase.
  • What can I do if my reader isn’t working properly?
  • What if I need to return my PayPal Chip Card Reader?

    You can return your reader within 30 days of receiving it if purchased online from PayPal, or through the PayPal Here app.

    If you purchased your card reader from an authorized retailer, please follow that retailer’s specific return policy––generally between 14-30 days. If the retailer can no longer accept returns and your card reader is defective, please return it directly to PayPal.

    Please call Customer Service for help with your return: 1-877-569-1136.

  • Does my PayPal Chip Card Reader come with a product warranty?

    PayPal offers a warranty covering any material defects for 12 months from the day the chip card reader is shipped. PayPal will replace a defective chip card reader free of charge.

    Remember to follow PayPal’s written instructions regarding reader storage, installation, use, and maintenance to stay within the warranty limits. Any alteration or repairs you do on your own will void the warranty.

    PayPal’s warranty covers the reader itself, but not cables, accessories, plugs, or power supplies.

    If you need additional warranty information, please see full warranty terms or call Customer Service at 1-877-569-1136.

  • How do I start a warranty claim?
    Please call Customer Service at 1-877-569-1136 to start a warranty claim.
  • How do I return my PayPal Mobile Card Reader?
    Please call Customer Service at 1-877-569-1136 to get a replacement card reader.
  • Where can I get more information on the Chip Card Reader rebate program?
    PayPal currently does not offer a rebate for Chip Card Readers purchased after October 31, 2016. For more information on the Chip Card Reader rebate program click here.