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    • greenface
    • By greenface 17th Oct 19, 8:31 PM
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    recommendations for card payment while out and about.
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    • 17th Oct 19, 8:31 PM
    recommendations for card payment while out and about. 17th Oct 19 at 8:31 PM
    Hi thanks for reading . I am a tradesman fitting windows doors ect . always managed to sort payment using bank transfers / cheques and cash ect . I feel a credit/debit/ contactless payment machine I can use while on site would be useful . Linked to my phone Bluetooth direct to my business bank . good service and minimum fees a plus . thanks
    hard as nails on the internet . wimp in the real world
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    • pramsay13
    • By pramsay13 17th Oct 19, 9:46 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 9:46 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 9:46 PM
    I use iZettle but PayPal do a similar one.

    You just have to buy the machine.

    There are no monthly fees and there is a small charge per transaction.

    It is attached by Bluetooth to your phone.
    • color85
    • By color85 22nd Oct 19, 3:30 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 3:30 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 3:30 PM
    I had an Izettle machine for my car spraying business which was great at first but when i started taking more that 1k a month it became a problem.

    Fees are too high at 1.75% even with no monthly fees.

    Since last month i have been using a pdq machine with a merchant account and my bill has halved.

    Not always the cheapest option, just depends how much you expect to take on card?
    • Daz2009
    • By Daz2009 2nd Nov 19, 7:40 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 19, 7:40 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 19, 7:40 PM
    I use Sum up
    • Gareth83
    • By Gareth83 2nd Nov 19, 10:40 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 19, 10:40 PM
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    • 2nd Nov 19, 10:40 PM
    The wife used izettle back when fees were a lot higher but she now uses a merchant machine.

    If we were to go back to a small device it would be sumup which I think is 1.69%
    Last edited by Gareth83; 03-11-2019 at 7:49 AM.
    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 7th Nov 19, 5:23 PM
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    • 7th Nov 19, 5:23 PM
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    • 7th Nov 19, 5:23 PM
    Sum Up is the cheapest/best. As with this and similar if your goiung to be taking 1k+ a month on cards there is better options.
    Have my first business premises (+4th business) 01/11/2017
    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
    Officially the owner of my own business since 13/01/2012
    • greenface
    • By greenface 7th Nov 19, 8:14 PM
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    • 7th Nov 19, 8:14 PM
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    • 7th Nov 19, 8:14 PM
    Thanks all . I chose to try izettle . used it twice only but it is just as a back up . large payments can transfer or cheque (or cash is still king) Both transactions went smoothly on for 30 and the other over 60 . charges of around 2 I can live with . Thaanks for taking the time .
    hard as nails on the internet . wimp in the real world
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