What is a portable card machine?
Everything you need to know about portable card machines.
What is a portable card terminal?
A portable card machine is a small and lightweight handheld Chip and PIN terminal which is Bluetooth enabled, allowing you to take payments within 50 metres of its base unit. When you’re finished using the handset, place it back onto the charging base unit, ready for when you next need it. The base unit can simply be plugged in at your counter.
Why use a Bluetooth-enabled card reader?
Perfect for restaurants and cafes, our portable card machine makes it easy to take credit and debit card payments from anywhere on your premises. Meaning you can take payments to your customer.
You’ll be able to take payments on all major credit and debit cards including Mastercard, Visa and American Express. Plus, you can offer customers quicker payments on sales under £30 as Contactless and Apple pay come as standard. Ideal for bars, cafes and restaurants.
With a portable card machine, you’ll open your business to:
✓ Reduced cash handling
✓ Increased minimum spends
✓ More impulse purchases
✓ Higher turnover
Portable card machine FAQs
How does the portable machine work?
The portable card machine is Bluetooth-enabled, allowing you to take payments within 50 metres of its base unit. Using it’s Bluetooth connection, the terminal reads the card data from the customer’s credit or debit card, transferring information securely to our acquiring partner to process. After the payment has been approved, the funds are then sent directly until your business bank account usually within 3-4 days including the day the transaction was made.
What businesses is this machine suitable for?
The portable card machine is ideal for businesses who want to be able to take card payments to their customer, rather than having them come to the counter. This means you can process transactions on the shop floor or from where they are seated, perfect for restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes.
Compare our other card machines
We make it easy for businesses to take credit and debit payments whether it’s at the counter, on the shop floor or out on the road. Compare our other Chip and PIN machines.
Countertop card machine
Compact and easy to use, the countertop card machine lets you take payments next to your till taking little counter space. The countertop Chip and PIN machine is perfect for convenience stores, cafes, takeaways and independent retailers.
Mobile card machine
With quick and reliable connection plus UK-wide coverage, our mobile card machine allows you to accept cards when you’re out on the road. You'll never be left without a payment; ideal for salesmen, tradesmen, pop-up shops and delivery businesses.