Accepted cards

At Zettle, we charge one flat transaction fee no matter which cards you choose to accept.

Read through this article so that you are aware of which card providers you can accept with Zettle. The more cards you accept, the more sales you can make – this is especially true if you work with a lot of tourists or business travellers who use cards from different parts of the world.

We also list all the ways your customers can pay, Zettle offers more options than you might think!

Accepted cards with the Zettle Reader and Zettle Terminal

List of card issuers

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • JCB
  • UnionPay
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Maestro
  • Visa Electron
  • V pay

The Zettle Reader, Reader 2 and Terminal allow you to accept contactless and card payments as well as transactions with mobile wallets such as Apple, Samsung and Google Pay.

Magnetic Stripe transactions

The Zettle Reader 2 and Zettle Terminal do not accept magnetic stripe cards. This functionality was removed for security reasons and helps keep businesses safe by decreasing the chance of fraudulent transactions. Chip and PIN and contactless transactions are a much safer form of accepting credit cards.

Collecting signatures for payments

Card companies no longer require signatures to be captured for chip and contactless payments in most Zettle markets (including US and European markets). To simplify checkout experiences, you no longer need to collect signatures for in-store payments.

Cost and fees:
For card (and contactless) payments, you’ll be charged a fixed transaction fee of 1.75%, regardless of which card you process with your Zettle card machine. Read more about pricing here.

Signage to show you accept card payments

Let people know which cards you take by displaying one of our signs. Simply click on the image below to download a pdf version that you can print and hang up in your door, on your counter or by your cash register.


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