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We can find you the right mobile card machine for your business with low card processing rates.
We’ll work to secure you the shortest mobile card machine contract at the most competitive rates. We believe you don’t need to tie yourself into a card terminal contract for longer than a year unless the rates are significantly lower.
Also known as a wireless card machine or mobile card reader, a mobile card machine does not require any wires. This enables you to go to your customers to accept chip and pin or contactless payments rather than them having to come to your plugged-in card machine.
They use a SIM card and use the GSM/3G/4G network.
Given their portability, they are often used in hospitality and for businesses that are on the move or visit their customers.
Mobile card readers are ideal for hospitality businesses that want to reach their customers outdoors but can’t rely on a Wifi or Bluetooth connection that a portable machine would require. They are also popular with pop-up events and mobile food vans.
Tradespeople are increasingly using them to take customers on-site rather than take cash or wait for a bank transfer.
Mobile card readers and portable card readers are used interchangeably and are often used to mean the same thing. We regard card readers as those without the need for a merchant account or monthly contract. See the best card readers for small business here.
They are always connected to a power source as well as a phone line or broadband router.
Lightweight, durable and portable card machines that connect via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
They are slightly more expensive than countertops and portable machines. You also have to accept a slight drop in speed as accepting payments over a mobile connection will obviously take a little longer than those using cables or wireless broadband.
Some of the most popular mobile card machines in the UK are Ingenico Move 3500, Move 5000 and Axium DX8000. The PAX 920 (Pro and standard models) is also becoming increasingly popular.
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