What is a countertop card machine?
Everything you need to know about countertop card machines.
What is a countertop card reader?
A countertop Chip and PIN machine is a terminal that is placed next to your till taking up little space on the counter. The machine connects to either your telephone line or broadband network, and plugs into an electrical socket.
For businesses who operate from a fixed premise, our countertop card machine is perfect when it comes to taking credit and debit card payments.
It’s easy to install too, simply follow the on-screen instructions.
We're FCA regulated for consumer hire.
Why choose a fixed terminal?
Our countertop card machine allows you to accept all major credit and debit cards such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express. Contactless and Apple pay enabled, you’ll also be able to offer your customers faster payments on any sales under £30. Ideal for convenience stores, cafes, takeaways and independent retailers.
✓ Higher turnover
✓ More impulse purchases
✓ Increased minimum spends
✓ Lower banking fees
Countertop card machine FAQs
How does the countertop machine work?
The countertop card machines can be connected via your telephone line or through your broadband connection. It works by reading the card data through the ‘chip’ on the credit or debit card. When the card is inserted into the card reader this data is then securely transferred to our acquiring partner to process. After the payment has been approved, the funds are sent into your business bank account usually within 3-4 days including the day of the transaction.
What businesses is this machine suitable for?
Our countertop card machine is perfect for businesses who process their payments at a fixed location which uses either a counter or a desk. We have a range of retail stores, cafes, takeaways, hair and beauty parlours, and other fixed premise businesses that use countertop card machines.
Take a look at our other machines
Our range of card payment machines makes it easy for a variety of businesses to take credit and debit payments. All equipped with the latest security, take a look at our other card machines.
Portable card machine
Small, light and compact in design - our portable card machine is easy to handle and can be taken direct to your customers and away from the counter. With it's fast and reliable printing, avoid customer frustrations with reduced waiting times, ideal for bars, cafes and restaurants.
Mobile card machine
With its sleek design, our mobile card machine is equipped with fast and reliable connections so you can get paid anywhere across the country. With its UK-wide coverage, you'll never be left stranded. Perfect for tradesmen, salesmen, delivery businesses and pop-up shops.