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Countertop card machines

Take credit and debit payments from customers at your till with our countertop card machine.

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What is a countertop card machine?

Everything you need to know about countertop card machines.

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

With no setup fees and a short 12-month contract, find out how you can get in the zone today.

Key features

Designed for face to face payments over the counter, our countertop card machine is fast, reliable and secure. It also has the following features:

  • Small and compact design

    Its small design takes little countertop space and allows for easy handling.

  • Easy installation

    Set-up you can do yourself, simply plug it in and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • PSTN and broadband connectivity

    It can be connected via PSTN or broadband through an Ethernet cable.

  • Contactless and Apple Pay

    Allow your customers to pay easier and faster with the latest contactless and Apple Pay technology.

  • Latest card security

    Equipped with the latest PCI PED 2.0 security system as standard.

  • Ability to provide cashback

    Give customers the convenience to get cashback whilst paying for your goods and services.

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.

  • Visa
  • Maestro
  • Mastercard
  • ApplePay