Amazon today launched the Amazon Local Register, a new iOS compatible card reader made to compete with Square's Square Reader and Paypal's Here card reader. Featuring an anti-swivel design and integration with Amazon payments, the Local Register accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover as Amazon is offering a special flat rate of just 1.75% per swipe until January 2016.


Amazon Local Register's companion app for iOS offers a number of features to manage payments, allowing users to add items and discounts as well as the ability to track cash transactions, add staff accounts, change tax rates, and more. The app and the card reader can also connect with a number of cases, stands, receipt printers, cash drawers, and more.

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The Amazon Local Register Secure Card Reader is available now for $10 through Amazon's website. The card reader's companion app can be downloaded through the App Store today. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

OreoMuncher Avatar
125 months ago
What is this 1950?

I still can't believe the US hasn't adopted chip and pin. And they say y'all are ahead... :confused:
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huges84 Avatar
125 months ago
The way Amazon treats other companies (bullying Hatchet, Disney and many more), I wouldn't trust them to process my transactions.

Amazon previously has encouraged users to tell them the prices retailers were charging so they could undercut them just enough to put them out of business. I bet the hidden agenda of this app is getting the retailer to tell Amazon their prices directly.

Amazon is evil. Don't get involved with them or you'll regret it!
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MartinAppleGuy Avatar
125 months ago
Is it just me or does the UI design look kind of lazy in this?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
125 months ago
and then Apple blows everyone away with a wrist band that replaces your wallet.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keepingup Avatar
125 months ago
Square deposits my money the next day, without fail.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keepingup Avatar
125 months ago
price war I hope

I use square reader in my solo medical practice. The fees add up to thousands a year via Square Reader. So I am going to use the Amazon reader until 12/15 and will save a lot of money by doing so. I am hoping that by then a sort of price war will have brought the fees down to earth. I concur with some of the anti-amazon wrath, but please consider the gouging of small businesses and professional practices.
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