Many businesses today need to accept card and contactless payments – whether they’re a big high-street chain or a little independent shop. More and more customers are choosing to use chip and PIN or contactless card and device payments because they’re easy and quick.
In the past, card machines were bulky and expensive. These days, there are a range of lightweight and affordable options to suit businesses of all sizes. So how do you choose?
How do I get a card machine for my small business?
Decide what setup your business needs. A wireless system you can keep in your pocket, or multiple checkouts with receipt printers and cash drawers?
Use our checklist to choose a dependable card machine. Search for the app that will work with the card machine and check it has good ratings.
Take the app for a test run on your smartphone or tablet, and when you’re happy, order the accompanying card machine.
Pair your new card machine with your device via Bluetooth, and you’re ready to start taking card and contactless payments!
Sign up, download the Zettle app and order your card machine, connect smartphone or tablet and start taking card, contactless and device payments in seconds.
Your first Zettle card machine costs £29, every additional card machine costs £59. There are no monthly fees, and we charge 1.75% per transaction.
Once you have successfully created your Zettle account and connected your bank account, you are ready to start receiving payments.
If you choose to follow our standard deposit schedule, we'll pay out your funds within 1–2 business days of the transaction date. Your bank will then process the funds and deposit them in your account.
A full charge gives you eight hours of battery life, or 100 transactions. If you leave your card reader stored in the dock, it will stay charged.