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    • ste1200
    • By ste1200 14th Mar 18, 2:14 PM
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    Credit card machine for small business
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    • 14th Mar 18, 2:14 PM
    Credit card machine for small business 14th Mar 18 at 2:14 PM
    Hi, I'm looking for a credit card machine that I can connect to my phone via bluetooth as I do not have a phone line. The last time I did a comparison the web a few months ago, I was inundated with phone calls from tens of companies which I don't want again. Does anyone have any suggestions please ?

    TIA
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    • fishybusiness
    • By fishybusiness 14th Mar 18, 7:51 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 7:51 PM
    Don't put your real phone number in the forms??????????

    Thought everyone did that.
    • diggingdude
    • By diggingdude 14th Mar 18, 9:38 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 9:38 PM
    I dealt with a window cleaner a while back that had i think a Paypal machine. probably doesn't help sorry
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    • CKhalvashi
    • By CKhalvashi 14th Mar 18, 10:15 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 10:15 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 10:15 PM
    iZettle is a company spoken about a lot for this situation. Hope this helps.
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    • Percy1983
    • By Percy1983 15th Mar 18, 12:14 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 12:14 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 12:14 AM
    I have a sum up machine, seems the best on cost if using low transaction numbers.

    https://www.mobiletransaction.org/square-vs-izettle-vs-sumup/
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    • tastyhog
    • By tastyhog 24th Mar 18, 11:50 PM
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    • 24th Mar 18, 11:50 PM
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    • 24th Mar 18, 11:50 PM
    depends on how much money you put through it.

    paypal fees and others of the sort rack up quickly when you start putting a few thousand through it.

    2.75% may seem small, but on 3k in sales that's close to 85 more than sufficient to pay for a proper terminal with all the associated fees along with the lower likely less than 0.5% for debit cards and marginally higher for credit cards
    • rhysadams
    • By rhysadams 28th Mar 18, 11:13 AM
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    • 28th Mar 18, 11:13 AM
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    • 28th Mar 18, 11:13 AM
    iZettle is good, byt SumUp is cheaper per transaction
    • pramsay13
    • By pramsay13 28th Mar 18, 12:26 PM
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    • 28th Mar 18, 12:26 PM
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    • 28th Mar 18, 12:26 PM
    I have izettle and it is very handy and I've had no problems.
    At the time I reviewed paypal, sumup, and izettle and concluded that all things considered I thought izettle suited me best.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 28th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 28th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
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    • 28th Mar 18, 7:32 PM
    I use worldpay zinc. It is on my ipad with a chip and pin card reader attached via bluetooth.


    It suits me as my use of it is very sporadic. I didn't want to pay monthly fees or rentals which add up, especially if I don't use it much. The only fee I pay is a 2.5% transaction fee per item. No monthly fees and no contract.


    The money is in my account within 3 days and I get an itemised invoice each month.


    The app is very easy to set up and the customer support is good (uk based)
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    • lon_don
    • By lon_don 3rd Apr 18, 6:37 PM
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    Worldpay Zinc stopped taking in new (small) customers some time ago (but existing customers are not kicked out - yet). Worldpay obviously is still welcoming new customers but they are geared towards big(ger) businesses.

    Sumup is cheaper (1.69%), no rental, no monthly fee, and the card reader is also a bit cheaper. It also takes Amex and (I think) foreign non-UK cc (Wpz does not), although Amex proceeds take a bit longer to be credited to your account.
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