Countertop Card Machines are an easy way to take payments from one place
Read this page if you need to understand if a countertop machine is the right choice for you
Countertop card machines, sit next to your till or on its own and allow you to take payments from customers in a static location. They are ideal if you do not need to take the card terminal to the customer. Static card machines can are also the cheaper to rent but provide most of the great features the other card terminals provide.
A countertop credit card machine can connect via broadband or phone line and will need its own power socket. All our provider’s terminals allow you to print receipts for your customers and contactless payments as well as Andriod and Apple pay. You can compare the cost of card machines and merchant account using our price comparison tool.
Portable card readers allow you to take the card terminal to the customer over a range of 60m. Like a cordless phone it comes with a charging unit. Portable card terminals are best for restaurants, bars and cafes
Mobile card machines are for business owners who take payments on the move and use GPS sim cards to connect to your provider. Traditional card machines are perfect for those taking payments on the go and have a card turnover over £2k
Mobile card readers are compact, portable devices which connect to your phone or tablet to allow businesses to take payments easily on the move. They are ideal for those who have a low card turnover or want better accounting software.
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The countertop card machine connects using our broadband or telephone connection. The machine will read the chip on your credit or debit card. Once the card is entered into the card machine the data from the chip is sent securely to the merchant service provider. Once the payment has checked and approved, the funds are sent into your bank account (business only) within 2-4 days (dependant on the provider) from the transaction date.
Countertop card machines are the best choice if you need to take payments from one place, normally from your counter or till. They usually have the cheapest rental cost of all card machines and offer no-frills solutions for businesses like newsagents, takeaways, and barbers.