Ways to accept card payments
We provide fast, reliable and safe payment solutions for businesses across the UK. Find out why thousands of businesses are taking card payments with us.
How to choose the right card payment solution for your business
The demand for local businesses to take card payments has grown. Your business can benefit through accepting card payments, making it easier for your customers when they come to pay. With new advances such as contactless payments, Apple Pay and Android Pay, card spending within the UK has never been so easy. At Payzone, we offer a range of card payment solutions tailored to suit your business.
Our card terminals are perfect for taking face to face payments. We supply businesses with a range of countertop, portable and mobile GPRS card machines.
Take card payments online securely with our ecommerce and eInvoicing platform. No website, no problem - we provide a pay by link solution.
Take major credit and debit card payments over the phone easily and securely. This is the perfect solution for mail or telephone order businesses.
Why choose Payzone for card payments?
We know how important it is when it comes to choosing card providers for your business. With over 25 years’ experience working with thousands of independent businesses, we’re dedicated to supporting the growth of businesses across the UK with our card payment solutions.
No joining or exit fees
At Payzone, we are transparent in our charges. If you decide to sign up to our card payment solutions, there is no joining fees and if you decide to leave us at the end of your contract, we don’t charge exit fees.
Short 12 month contracts
Whilst some providers may tie you into contracts as long as 5 years, we’re happy to offer short 12 month contracts – one of the shortest on the market.
Over 90 card payment specialists
We have over 90 local card payment specialists available nationwide who will be able to talk you through the different payment solutions to suit your business needs.
UK-based Customer Support
We have a friendly customer support team based in the UK who are available 7 days a week to answer any queries you may have on card payments.
Card payment FAQs
Why should I accept card payments?
By accepting card payments, your customers will have the option to pay using their credit or debit card when making payment.
According to the UK Cards Association, transactional activity on cards grew by 11.7% in the first quarter of 2017, which saw a massive 153 million more card purchases than in the fourth quarter of 2016. Contactless spending has also seen an increase, with latest stats showing that over 988 million credit card transactions were made in the first quarter of 2017.
With customers more willing to pay using their credit and debit card, it’s key to make sure you don’t miss out by not accepting card payments.
How can I accept card payments?
At Payzone, we have a range of card machines each equipped with their own individual features to suit your business needs. Allowing you to accept card payments at the counter, on the shop floor or out on the road.
All our card machines are able to process ‘cardholder not present’ transactions so that you’ll be able to accept mail and telephone orders, plus we also have a virtual terminal option which can process credit and debit transactions using a computer or tablet connected to the internet.
If you have a website that you’d like to accept card payments, we also have online payment solutions including a fully branded payment gateway. Our payment gateway is compatible with over 50 shopping carts, meaning it doesn’t have to be complicated to get people paying for products or services through your website. We also have eInvoicing and pay by link options available.
What do I need to get started?
To get started accepting card payments, you’ll need a verified merchant account set up for your business. At Payzone, we can help you get set up with a merchant account, allowing you to take card payments from your customers.
If you’re looking to take payments using your website, you’ll also need to set up a payment gateway. When your online customers are ready to make payment, our payment gateway simply takes them to a secure web page linked to your merchant account for safe and secure payment.
What cards would I be able to accept?
Our card machines accept all major credit and debit cards including Mastercard, Visa and Maestro. If you’d also like to accept American Express cards, you will need to apply directly through American Express to have this added onto your card machine. You’ll also be able to accept contactless, Apple pay and Android payments up to the value of £30 as standard.