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    • Lhedge28
    • By Lhedge28 27th Nov 16, 4:08 PM
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    cheap card payment machines, any suggestions?
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    • 27th Nov 16, 4:08 PM
    cheap card payment machines, any suggestions? 27th Nov 16 at 4:08 PM
    Hi, I have recently started up a chiropody business and i am so far brining in about £400 per month, this is only the third month and will gradually grow. Lots of my clients have asked to pay by card. I would like only one and probably not mobile. However, if mobile is cheap enough then It would be beneficial as I have two clinics I work in as well as home visits. Home visits do usually pay cash or cheque. Any suggestions on the best suited for me and the cheapest rate?
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 28th Nov 16, 8:49 AM
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    • 28th Nov 16, 8:49 AM
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    • 28th Nov 16, 8:49 AM
    Are you bothered about the fees? If not izettle or Netpay (from costoco) might be a solution
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 1st Mar 17, 11:47 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 11:47 PM
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    • 1st Mar 17, 11:47 PM
    For low transaction levels like yours SumUp is the cheapest at 1.95% flat rate and you can get the reader for £30, it is mobile and connects to an android phone or iphone.

    I recently got one and it works great.

    Review and link for cheaper reader:
    https://www.mobiletransaction.org/sumup-review/
    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017
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    Son born 13/09/2015
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    • mchale
    • By mchale 7th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
    For low transaction levels like yours SumUp is the cheapest at 1.95% flat rate and you can get the reader for £30, it is mobile and connects to an android phone or iphone.

    I recently got one and it works great.

    Review and link for cheaper reader:
    https://www.mobiletransaction.org/sumup-review/
    Originally posted by Percy1983


    Hi, can sumup be used to take payments where customer is not present, ie over internet.
    ANURADHA KOIRALA ??? go on throw it in google.
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 15th Mar 17, 2:34 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 2:34 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 2:34 AM
    Hi, can sumup be used to take payments where customer is not present, ie over internet.
    Originally posted by mchale
    Unfortunately not, not s problem for me but may not be suitable in all situations.
    Quit day job to run 3 businesses 08/02/2017
    Started third business 25/06/2016
    Son born 13/09/2015
    Started a second business 03/08/2013
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    • c-m
    • By c-m 15th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
    There are loads about these days and their rates and services are changing all the time in response to competition.

    Couple of useful sites
    http://moneysavinganswers.com/business/mobile-card-readers-accepting-debit-and-credit-cards/ - comparison
    https://www.mobiletransaction.org - reviews and news/updates

    I've personally been impressed with paypal ones whenever I've used them, but not sure about card holder not present transactions.
    • rhysadams
    • By rhysadams 27th Mar 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 27th Mar 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 27th Mar 17, 11:00 AM
    We started with iZettle but now use SumUp! The fee's work out cheaper.
    • rhysadams
    • By rhysadams 27th Mar 17, 11:01 AM
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    • 27th Mar 17, 11:01 AM
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    • 27th Mar 17, 11:01 AM
    For transactions taken over the phone, we use Stripe. Dead simple to set up and easy to use on the go or on a desktop.
    • donfanatico
    • By donfanatico 4th Apr 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 4th Apr 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 4th Apr 17, 4:35 PM
    check out Square, new entrant (by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey) at 1.75%

    https://squareup.com/gb
    • 1christopher
    • By 1christopher 9th Apr 17, 11:30 AM
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    For transactions taken over the phone, we use Stripe. Dead simple to set up and easy to use on the go or on a desktop.
    Originally posted by rhysadams
    How do you do this, do you stick it through your website?
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 9th Apr 17, 6:01 PM
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    There are plenty of established and newbies in this field.
    The proof will always be IMO is what happens when things go wrong such as a machine breaking down, website/server down etc etc.

    Going for the very cheap might look like a good thing to begin with.
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • martindow
    • By martindow 29th Jul 17, 10:46 AM
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    How do you do this, do you stick it through your website?
    Originally posted by 1christopher
    These systems usually operate through a virtual terminal. You log on to a site, type in the card details, name and address. If everything tallies the transaction goes through.
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