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Card Machines explained

Types of Card Machines

There are three main types of card machines – countertop, portable and mobile. Countertop terminals work from a fixed location and are ideal for businesses where transactions are processed from a sales counter. Portable terminals use WiFi/Bluetooth technology to process payments around your premises within a range of 100m. Mobile terminals have a pre-installed SIM card and can take payments from anywhere in the UK as long as there is mobile phone network coverage.

Card Machine Features & Benefits

Standard: Our range of fast and secure card payment machines support all the latest features. This includes contactless, Apple Pay, Android Pay, easy setup, outstanding battery life and PCI-PTS 3.0 validation – the highest possible level of PCI DSS compliance in our industry. Finally, our friendly UK-based support team are available to take your call any time of day or night.

Additional features: As well as state of the art, reliable credit card terminals, we offer business performance reports, an automated till roll replacement service, PCI Phone Validation, and Paymentsense Plus; one of the biggest merchant rewards programme.

Card Machine Costs & Pricing

Monthly fees: The costs depend on factors such as the nature of your business, turnover and the type of card machine you will need to process payments (either countertop, portable, or mobile). Here is a guide to what you can expect: card machine rental fee – this is a monthly fee based on the type and number of terminals you choose. Card processing fees – these are charged per transaction and vary based on card types (credit/debit), card turnover and the nature of your business. Call us for a free consultation and our friendly team of experts will talk you through the process and help you select the right terminal for your business.

Set up fees: We’re the only payment service provider in the UK that can set you up to accept cards in as little as 3 days. We are here to help small businesses thrive and as a result, we do not charge any setup fees.

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What types of businesses use a Portable card machine?

From restaurants and bars to pubs and cafés, there is a range of service and hospitality industry businesses that use Portable card machines as an integral part of their card payment solutions. All of our Portable terminals can operate within a range of 100m around your main business premises to allow your customers to complete the transaction at their table. They also come with the option of adding a service charge or vouchers.

Will it accept Contactless payments?

Yes. All of our Portable card machines accept Contactless payments and come with Apple Pay and Android Pay as the standard for a seamless customer experience. There is no extra costs for accepting Contactless or mobile payments.

How does the Mobile card machine work?

Using a SIM card that comes pre-installed, the terminal connects wirelessly with the Mobile network. Using GPRS technology, our Mobile card reader can process your payments from anywhere in the UK. The terminal also comes with a robust casing for extra durability and a long-life battery to ensure that you will never miss a sale.

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