Accepted payment methods

You can accept a wide variety of payment methods with Zettle – so your customers can choose the one that suits them best.

With Zettle’s point-of-sale app, you can use its in-app checkout functions to accept cash and take payments with invoicing and Payment Links.

To start accepting card, contactless and mobile payments, you can pair your device to a Zettle Reader – or combine payments and our POS app with the all-in-one Zettle Terminal.

Accepted cards and payment methods with the Zettle Reader and Zettle Terminal

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.

List of card issuers

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

Mobile wallets 

  • Apple Pay*
  • Google Pay**
  • Samsung Pay
  • PayPal QR codes (only available to sellers who signed up to Zettle before 8 May 2023)

Does Zettle take American Express?

Yes! With Zettle you can offer your customers the option to pay with their American Express card – you’ll have the same transaction fee as other cards.

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 decrease the chance of fraudulent transactions. Chip and PIN and contactless transactions are a more secure 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 flat transaction fee. Read more about pricing and fees here.

Signage to show your accepted payment methods

Let people know which cards and payment methods you accept by displaying one of our signs. A sticker is included with every card reader order, or simply click on the image below to download a pdf version that you can print and display on your door and at your counter or cash register.

*Apple, Apple Pay, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
**Google Pay and the Google Pay logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

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