How to choose the best card reader
To find the best card reader, follow the steps below:
- Work out what you need from a card reader. Think about whether you’ll need a card reader that’s portable – for example, if you run a cafe with tables outside or if you drive around to visit customers – or whether your business has a fixed payment point, in which case a countertop card reader would be suitable. Consider, too, whether you need one that allows you to print receipts and so on.
- Find the providers that offer the type of card reader you’re after. Next, take a look at the providers that offer the type of machine you need, including whether they can be linked to an app. Make sure the app offers everything you need it to – for example, if you can track your payments and send invoices.
- Compare different card machines. Once you’ve got your list of suitable providers, make sure you compare exactly what’s on offer and how much each one costs – both for the device itself and the transaction fees.
- Pick the card machine you want. Finally, once you’ve found the card machine you want, click through to apply online or give the provider a call to get your application up and running.