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Mobile card machines

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Everything you need to know about mobile card machines

A mobile card machine, also known as a mobile card reader, allows you to take credit card payments and debit card payments from anywhere in the UK that has a mobile network connection.

They're ideal for small businesses with no fixed business premises, allowing you to take payments whilst out and about.

You'll be able to accept payments from all major credit cards and debit cards, including Mastercard and Visa.

Our mobile card reader uses Chip & PIN technology and has Contactless, Apple Pay and Android Pay enabled as standard, meaning you can offer faster payments for sales under £30.

Our mobile card machine is great for tradesmen, mobile beauticians, taxis, delivery businesses and pop-up shops. Plus, it can be easily used by businesses who attend events and exhibitions, meaning that you’ll be able to continue trading anywhere, as long as you have network coverage.

The perfect choice for:

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Couriers

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Mobile card machine features

With its lightweight design, the handheld mobile card reader is easy to carry and works on 3G through a built-in SIM, allowing you to accept card payments on the go.

It automatically connects to the strongest mobile phone network available in the area to process transactions, so as long as you have network coverage, you can take card payments.

Our mobile card machines are equipped with the latest payment technology including Chip & PIN, contactless, Apple Pay and Android Pay, meaning you’ll be able to provide your customers a number of ways to pay.

All our payment processing terminals are fully compliant with the latest PCI DSS security standards. We also offer a PCI service to ensure you’re fully compliant, so you can have peace of mind when taking payments.

The machine also has its own printer so that you can print receipt copies for both you and your customers. Plus, it has the ability to provide cashback, as well as accept tips through the card payment machine.

How do mobile card machines work?

The mobile card reader has an integrated roaming SIM card which automatically selects the strongest signal in your area, connecting to all major networks such as; EE, O2, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile.

Mobile card terminals can take Chip & PIN and contactless transactions and process payments in the same way as a standard card machine, through your merchant account.

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  • Built-in SIM
  • Small & compact design
  • UK-wide coverage
  • Long lasting battery life
  • Able to take tips & provide cashback
  • Fast & secure payments
  • Contactless & Apple Pay acceptance
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What's in the box?

1

Card machine & charger base

A lightweight terminal, used to process mobile card payments and print receipts, together with a base station to charge it to full power.

2

Ethernet and phoneline cable

Plug your base station into your phone or broadband.

3

Supervisor card

Use this to get access to functions like refunds and reconciliation.

4

Window/door decal

Let passers by know you accept card payments.

5

Till roll supply

We include a till roll in the box to get you started.

Compare our range of card machines

With our range of fast and reliable card machines, we make taking payments easy for small businesses whether it’s at a fixed location, around your shop or out on the road. All our machines take payments through Chip & PIN, contactless, Apple Pay and Android Pay, giving your customers more ways to pay.

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Countertop card terminal

Countertop card machine

Our countertop card machine works through a wired broadband or phone connection and can sit next to your till, allowing you to process payments from one pay area. Best for independent retailers, convenience stores or any business with a reception point.

Countertop
Portable card payment machine

Portable card machine

Allowing you to process payments around your premises, the portable card reader uses Bluetooth to take payments within 50m its range. It comes complete with a base unit to charge the terminal. Perfect for hospitality businesses like cafes, bars and restaurants.

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Mobile card machine FAQs

  • Why take card payments through a mobile card reader?

    With a mobile card reader, not only will you be offering your customers more ways to pay, you won’t be confined to taking payments only within a fixed premise.

    Through 3G, the mobile card machine connects to the strongest mobile signal available, meaning you can take payments wherever your work takes you.

    Card payments continue to be on the rise and customers’ expectations are changing. In 2017, 34.6 billion payments were made on cards by UK consumers.

    Nearly 85% of consumer payments were a spontaneous purchase, rather than a regular standing payment, like bills for example.

    With key developments in technology changing the way people pay; such as smartphones, online banking and contactless payments, now is the perfect time for businesses to start taking advantage of accepting cards.

  • Are mobile card payments secure?

    You’ll be able to accept credit cards and debit cards safely and securely when using a mobile card payment machine.

    All our payment machines are compliant with the latest PCI DSS security standards and use a number of security features to protect you and your customers, including CVV checks (Card Verification Value) and AVS checks (Address Verification System).

    For Chip & PIN transactions, your customers will need to verify the transaction using their PIN code. This allows the machine to automatically run security checks to ensure the cardholders details are correct and help prevent card fraud.

    Contactless payments use similar layers of anti-fraud security are capped at £30 per transaction to help avoid large payments being made.

    For any business that accepts card payments, you’ll need to be PCI DSS compliant. PCI DSS compliance is the standard requirement to help prevent card payment fraud, and by being compliant, it ensures your business has the minimum level of card data security.

    Protecting you and your customers data when it comes to payment processing. If you’re not already PCI compliant, we can help.

    We have a dedicated PCI team who will be able to hand hold you through the process and help get you set up to accept safe and secure payments.

    Payzone are also FCA regulated for consumer hire.

  • How much does a mobile card reader cost?

    The costs for card readers depends on a number of factors, including what type of business you own, your business turnover and the type of card machine you choose.

    You can expect to pay a monthly rental fee for your card machine as well as a merchant service charge (transaction fee) and authorisation fee (acquirer charge).

    Your processing charges will be dependent on the types of card payments you take, for example, debit cards may have a different transaction fee to credit cards.

    If you don’t meet the agreed fee, a minimum monthly service charge will apply instead. To ensure you’re PCI DSS compliant, you’ll also need to pay PCI DSS compliance fees.

    While other businesses use a one size fits all solution, we create a bespoke pricing package to suit your business needs.

    One of our local card payment specialists will come out and meet you face to face. They’ll bring with them a wealth of local business knowledge and work with you to find the best payment solution to suit you and your business needs.

    The package you sign up to will cover any transaction fees and authorisation fees, and you’ll agree a minimum monthly service charge.

    We tailor these rates based on the volume of card transactions your business makes or will be making. We also don’t charge you set up fees when you join or exit fees if you choose to leave at the end of your contract.

  • What are the different payment types available?

    By taking payments through a mobile card reader, you’ll be able to offer your customers more ways to pay.

    Our machines use Chip & PIN technology and can also accept contactless payments, Apple Pay and Android Pay (up to the value of £30 per transaction).

    You can take payments from major credit cards and debit cards, including Mastercard and Visa.

  • Can I set up the terminal myself?

    We like to make this as easy as possible, so that you can start taking payments as soon as your machine arrives.

    All our machines come with an installation guide to set the machine up yourself. However, if you’d like someone to talk through the process, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    We have a dedicated activation team available on 01472 255 750 who will be able to assist you in setting up your card reader and answer any questions you might have on payment processing.

  • What types of card can the mobile card machine accept?

    Our card terminals accept all major credit and debit cards. This includes Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express.

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