PayPal Chip and Tap Reader Guide.

Ready to get paid on-the-go? Just download the PayPal Here app on your compatible smartphone or tablet, pair it with your Chip and Tap Reader and start accepting payments where your business takes you.

Explore the PayPal Here Guide to learn more.

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Get to know your Chip and Tap Reader.

The PayPal Chip and Tap Reader is a secure and easy to use way to process chip or magnetic stripe cards and contactless payments.

How to set up your card reader.

Charge your reader, then turn it on

Charge your reader by connecting it with the enclosed micro-USB cable to a power outlet. The blue blinking light on your reader will indicate it’s ready to connect.

Enable Bluetooth®

Turn on Bluetooth in your mobile device Settings.

Pair your reader with the PayPal Here app

Open the PayPal Here app and tap the menu at the top left. Next, select Have a new reader?. You’ll be guided to find available card readers to pair and connect.

Check for the latest updates

Always keep your reader up-to-date. If required, please follow the on-screen prompts for the latest firmware updates.

Be ready to take all kinds of mobile payments.

Chip Card

Many cards now contain EMV chip technology, which creates a unique code for every transaction to help reduce fraud.

Contactless Payments

To use Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay and other contactless payments, customers simply place their device near the reader and it will initiate payment.

Magnetic Stripe

All credit cards continue to have magnetic stripes in case a customer doesn’t have an EMV chip card.

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Choose your Chip and Tap Reader accessories.

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Point-of-sale stands

Lockable tablet enclosures that are easy to use and help protect your tablet.

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Receipt printers

Print professional-looking receipts quickly.

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Cash drawers

Organize your cash and help keep your money secure with these cash-drawer options.

Get PayPal Here support.

Find answers online

Visit the Help Center to check our PayPal Here FAQs or ask the PayPal community.

Use in-app help

Troubleshoot directly from the PayPal Here app on your compatible smartphone or tablet.

Give us a call

Reach out to our Customer Support team for live help at 1-877-569-1136.

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