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Card machines

We've got a range of card machines that'll suit your business, whether you're out making deliveries or taking payments from behind the counter. Plus, we want to welcome new customers by waiving card machine hire fees for the first three months.

Compare our card machines

Which card machine suits your business? Take a look at how our card machines compare.

General InformationAll-in-one POSPortableCountertopPocket
Price (card machine hire fee only)

Wi-Fi£14.99+VAT per month*

Wi-Fi + 4G£16.99+VAT per month*

Wi-Fi only£19.99+VAT per month*

3G only£21.99+VAT per month*

£13.99+VAT per month*

Monthly fee£6.99+VAT per month*

Purchase outright£75.00+VAT

Device Name Clover Flex Ingenico Move 3500 Ingenico Desk 3500 PAX A50
Overview The all-in-one POS system that helps you run your business on the go. The portable card machine that lets you take payments on the move. The countertop card machine that plugs in and stays put. The go-anywhere, pocket-friendly payment device.
Connectivity
Available as 4G + Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi only Available as 3G or Wi-Fi Ethernet Wi-Fi + 3G/4G + Bluetooth
Pre-authorisation
YesYesYesNo
Phone payments
YesYesYesNo
Contactless - up to £100 YesYesYesYes
Next day settlement YesYesYesYes
Gratuity (tips) YesYesYesNo
Cashback YesYesYesNo
ReceiptsAll-in-one POSPortableCountertopPocket
End of day reporting
On machine & Tyl portal On machine & Tyl portal On machine & Tyl portal On Tyl portal only
Customer receipt print YesYesYesNo
Email receipts YesNoNoYes
Text receipts YesNoNoNo
Add business logo YesNoNoNo
SpecificationsAll-in-one POSPortableCountertopPocket
Dimensions (mm) 195 x 81 x 50 169 x 78 x 57 187 x 82 x 68 138 x 69.5 x 12
Weight (g) 453 320 340 163
Colour White Black Black White
Business ToolsAll-in-one POSPortableCountertopPocket
Sync to Tyl Portal YesYesYesYes
Employee management
YesNoNoNo
Inventory management
YesNoNoNo
Create an order/tab
YesNoNoNo
Print a bill/order
YesNoNoNo
Clover App Marketplace
YesNoNoNo

What's a card machine, and what's a card reader?

Card machines vs card readers

To be honest, card machines and card readers do pretty much the same thing - but we've explained the differences below.

Card machines: These are the typical chip & pin style machines you’d see if you went into any shop on the high street, with a screen and a PIN pad. When you need to pay, you can swipe your card or tap it on the machine.

Card readers: These tend to be much smaller and portable, with a very small screen and PIN pad that has a slot where your customer would put their card in. They’re great if you’ve got a relatively low turnover or if you need to take card payments temporarily.

Card machine or reader?

How to get started

  1. Get a personalised quote

    We'll give you an ultra simple quote based on what your business needs - with no hidden fees and a 12 month contract.

  2. Get your card machine

    Once you've been approved, your card machine will be winging its way to you asap. We'll aim to have it with you in 48 hours.

  3. Start taking payments

    And you'll get cash hitting your account the next business day - no more waiting ages for your money to clear.

  4. Watch your trading data come to life

    See all your sales and settlements up close and personal, and watch your data come to life on the Tyl Portal (which you get to use at no extra cost).

Sound good?

FAQs about card machines

How much is a card machine?

Each of our card payment machines are different, so it makes sense that they're different prices, too. If you're curious about costs, have a look at our comparison table. At the moment, we’re waiving all card machine hire fees for new customers for the first 3 months of their contract.

Why should I get a card machine?

In previous years, people were way more likely to use cash rather than a newfangled PDQ machine (better known as a card machine these days). But recently people have started to use cash less and less, making debit and credit cards the most popular way to pay - even for really small purchases. And once contactless hit the scene in 2007, the use of cash declined even more. These days, with more customers than ever wanting to pay with a card, it's really important that you've got a card payment machine and you're able to take debit and credit card payments. Plus, you can use your card machine to take payments over the phone and accept online payments, too.

Do card machines need Wi-Fi?

That really depends on which card machine you go for and how you’d like to connect to the internet. You can use the Clover Flex with 3G or 4G and/or Wi-Fi, whereas with the Ingenico Move, it’s either 3G/GPRS or Wi-Fi – you’ll need to pick one. The Ingenico Desk is a countertop card machine, so it connects up with an Ethernet cable.

What types of payments can my card machine take?

Your card machine can accept loads of different payment types - including credit card payments and debit card payments from Visa, Mastercard and American Express, as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Contactless.

Doing business at a distance?

Online payments

Need to start doing business online? Take card payments on your website, or send a link to your customers so they can pay you through a secure webpage.

Phone payments

You can take card payments securely on the portal, too. As long as you've got a phone and internet connection, you're ready to go.

Still have some questions? We’re ready to help

How much could you save?

If you fancy getting a bit more bang for your buck, get a no-obligation quote from us and see if you could save on your current rates.

Help and support

Our FAQs provide some useful tips and how-to videos to help you with your account and card machines.

Get in touch

Give us a call or chat to us online. We’re open Monday to Saturday 8am to midnight and Sunday 9am to 5pm (bank holidays may vary).

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