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Name Product Initial cost Monthly cost Transaction cost Contract Networks Key benefits Link
Dojo Go
£0
£20
1.4% + 3p
1 month minimum
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Dojo Pocket
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£15 + VAT*
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18 month
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Worldpay Mobile
£0
£17.50
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With the increased possibility of becoming a cashless society, card readers are now a necessity for most businesses.

Dojo offers two types of card reader – the Dojo Go which is a standalone, on-the-go device and and the Dojo Pocket which hasn’t been released yet. Dojo Go costs from £20 per month, depending on your business’s annual card turnover. Here, we take a closer look at both of them to see how they compare.

More about Dojo card readers

Below are the key features for each of the Dojo card readers:

Dojo Go

  • Monthly fee of £20 plus VAT for businesses with an annual card turnover less than £150,000. For businesses with an annual card turnover more than £150,000, the card machine will cost £15 plus VAT per month.
  • Portable machine that doesn’t need to connect to an additional device, making it ideal for transactions on the go
  • Battery life lasts 10 hours
  • Accepts Chip and PIN, contactless, magnetic swipe, Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • Transaction fee varies from 1.4% +3p to 2.3% +3p depending on card type and payment method
  • Settlement in 1 working day
  • Ability to print receipts
  • Has a touchscreen display

Dojo Pocket

The Dojo Pocket hasn’t been released yet, but you can register for more details on the Dojo website. Here’s what we know so far:

  • Pocket-sized design
  • Only accepts contactless payments
  • Order and pay using 1 device
  • Built-in 4G connectivity

How to order a Dojo card machine

After you have researched and chosen the best card reader for you or your business, you can start the application process.

To apply for a Dojo card reader, head over to Dojo's online application, which takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Once your application is accepted, your card reader will be couriered to you.

Pros and cons of Dojo card readers

Pros

  • Portable and countertop devices, ideal for on the move transactions or terminal set ups
  • Accepts all payment types
  • Payment links can be created
  • Ability to print receipts
  • Customisable pricing depending on card turnover
  • Short settlement periods, 1 working day

Cons

  • Contracts involved
  • Transaction fees vary largely depending on card type and payment type
  • Dojo One needs to be close to an ethernet connection hub
  • Dojo Go is a larger portable device compared to other card readers on the market

Dojo Go vs Dojo One

There are a number of key differences between the Dojo One and Dojo Go that you should consider.

For a start, the Dojo Go is designed to “move with your business” and can be used as a portable or countertop device, connecting via WiFi or mobile data. Depending on use the battery can last up to 10 hours and the card reader does print receipts (a feature that is not always included in portable card readers).

In comparison, the Dojo One machine connects directly to the internet via an ethernet cable and therefore is designed purely to be a countertop terminal. The Dojo One can also print receipts and the battery life is stronger than the Dojo Go, as it is always connected to the cradle.

Our verdict

Dojo card readers certainly cover a lot of main aspects that you might need from a payment machine for your business. However, with both the Dojo One and the Dojo Go, you will be tied to a contract, and depending on your annual card, this could be a monthly rolling contract or a fixed term contract.

If you are looking for a card machine that is going to sit on your professional countertop, the Dojo One could be the machine for you. But, if you are looking for a machine that you can move around with e.g. if you’re a restaurant owner looking to take table payments, the Dojo Go will suit you better. However, if you are a market seller or someone who will be using the machine on-the-go, the larger design of the Dojo Go falls short compared to other card readers available, like the SumUp and Square readers.

Dojo customer reviews

Dojo has received positive scores on customer review site Trustpilot, with a rating of 4.9 stars out of 5, based on 1,442 reviews (updated May 2022). This is considered an “Excellent” rating overall.

A total of 98% of Dojo customers gave it an “excellent” rating, with positive comments focusing on the ease of use, fast settlements and helpful customer service. However, those customers who didn’t rate the provider the full 5 stars, reported poor customer service and hidden charges.

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