Contactless payment machine

So my dad's asked me to find him a contactless payment card

His requirements are : 

Low transaction fees 
Low or free monthly cost 
The ability to have a sim card built in or maybe even connect to his phone's data via Bluetooth or WiFi or some other form 

He's a taxi driver, so he can't exactly have a payment machine hooked up to anything but he does have customers who wish to pay by contactless. What's best in that situation?

Thanks 

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  • Emmia
    Emmia Posts: 2,921
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    So my dad's asked me to find him a contactless payment card

    His requirements are : 

    Low transaction fees 
    Low or free monthly cost 
    The ability to have a sim card built in or maybe even connect to his phone's data via Bluetooth or WiFi or some other form 

    He's a taxi driver, so he can't exactly have a payment machine hooked up to anything but he does have customers who wish to pay by contactless. What's best in that situation?

    Thanks 
    London cab drivers all have fully hooked up card machines these days, so there should be something suitable.  Would Square work?

    https://squareup.com/gb/en/hardware/terminal
  • waqasahmed
    waqasahmed Posts: 1,926
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    edited 3 December 2023 at 3:05PM
    Emmia said:
    So my dad's asked me to find him a contactless payment card

    His requirements are : 

    Low transaction fees 
    Low or free monthly cost 
    The ability to have a sim card built in or maybe even connect to his phone's data via Bluetooth or WiFi or some other form 

    He's a taxi driver, so he can't exactly have a payment machine hooked up to anything but he does have customers who wish to pay by contactless. What's best in that situation?

    Thanks 
    London cab drivers all have fully hooked up card machines these days, so there should be something suitable.  Would Square work?

    https://squareup.com/gb/en/hardware/terminal
    He's more west Yorkshire based (private hire) . I'll have a look as r that :) 
  • waqasahmed
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    Emmia said:
    So my dad's asked me to find him a contactless payment card

    His requirements are : 

    Low transaction fees 
    Low or free monthly cost 
    The ability to have a sim card built in or maybe even connect to his phone's data via Bluetooth or WiFi or some other form 

    He's a taxi driver, so he can't exactly have a payment machine hooked up to anything but he does have customers who wish to pay by contactless. What's best in that situation?

    Thanks 
    London cab drivers all have fully hooked up card machines these days, so there should be something suitable.  Would Square work?

    https://squareup.com/gb/en/hardware/terminal
    Would this do it?

    https://www.mypos.com/en-gb/buy-card-machine/mypos-go-2

    Revolut appears to be the absolute cheapest in transaction fees BUT they're contactless only
  • Robin9
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    Never pay on an estimated bill
  • greyteam1959
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    edited 3 December 2023 at 3:55PM
    Toolstation do card payment machines.
    Don't know anything about them or their charges but probably worth a look online.

  • penners324
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    SumUp, Square and Zettle are the 3 best companies for this sort of thing
  • DullGreyGuy
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    His requirements are : 

    Low transaction fees 
    Low or free monthly cost 
    The ability to have a sim card built in or maybe even connect to his phone's data via Bluetooth or WiFi or some other form 

    He's a taxi driver, so he can't exactly have a payment machine hooked up to anything but he does have customers who wish to pay by contactless. What's best in that situation?
    Agree that the above three are the main players, personally use Zettle.

    You have to balance low transaction fees and no monthly costs... it's trying to have your cake and eat it. Zettle has no standing charges but 1.75% on all transactions these days is fairly high (days of 5% fees etc are long gone). If you bill over £120,000 a year on cards then you can negotiate with them.

    Most devices just connect to bluetooth to your mobile and then uses the mobile's internet. Obviously you need to be on a network with good coverage in your area else payments won't be going through. Our local pub is in an absolute dead spot (despite being zone 2 London) so if ever getting a taxi there always have to stop 50m long/short else payments will time out. 
  • 400ixl
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    Those are the main three that people use. Wife uses SumUp and has done for years.

    Wouldn't go near anything that Revolut do, cheap or not.
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