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takepayments Plus
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takepayments Countertop
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takepayments Mobile
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takepayments Virtual Terminal
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Barclaycard Payments Flex Mobile
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What is takepayments?

takepayments, previously known as PayZone, is a UK-based card payments provider that offers a number of card machines, online payments and card processing contracts for businesses.

Those who sign up to takepayments will be connected to a third-party merchant account provider that processes payments. In most cases, this is Barclaycard.

More about takepayments card readers

takepayments offers 4 different types of card reader. All of them come with a 12-month contract and no set-up fees, but prices are personalised depending on your requirements. The key features of each card reader are outlined below:

takepayments Mobile

  • Light and portable handset
  • Ideal for businesses on the move, such as mobile hairdressers, taxi drivers and plumbers
  • Integrated printer for receipts
  • Uses 3G or 4G to connect to a GPRS signal via a SIM card so you can take card payments anytime, anywhere
  • Battery is designed to last all day so you can charge it overnight

takepayments Countertop

  • Plugs directly into your broadband or telephone line so that you’re always connected
  • Good option for businesses that take payments behind a till or at a reception point
  • Machine is compact and designed to take up minimum space
  • Includes an integrated receipt printer that prints both you and your customers a copy

takepayments Plus

  • Touchscreen card reader
  • Enables you to track sales by team member and time of day
  • Can account for both cash and card transactions
  • Can keep track of inventory so you know when you’re running out
  • Option to print receipts or send them by SMS or email
  • Ability to produce accountancy-ready sales reports
  • a month plus VAT for terminal hire, software functionality and SIM card

How to order a takepayments card machine

To order a takepayments card machine, you’ll need to fill in a form online to get a free quote. One of takepayments’ local payment consultants will come out to your business to meet you and understand how your business works. They’ll look at how you currently process payments, your turnover and what you need from your card payment solution to help you decide what’s best for you. Your consultant will create a personalised pricing package for your business based on what you decide.

Pros and cons of takepayments card readers

Pros

  • Range of devices for different requirements
  • Ability to print receipts
  • Dedicated account manager to help you
  • No set-up fees

Cons

  • You’ll need to get a personalised quote for a clear idea of pricing
  • Next-day settlement is subject to Barclaycard’s approval
  • Tied into a 12-month contract

Our verdict

takepayments offers a wide range of card machines, so there’s something for every type of business. What’s more, because a consultant will be sent out to visit your business, you can be confident that you’re getting the best card reader for your requirements.

However, what’s hard to assess is the price. Because quotes are personalised, there’s no way of immediately knowing how the cost compares to other card readers. You’ll need to do your research once you’ve received your quote to make sure it’s the best deal for you.

takepayments reader customer reviews

takepayments scores highly on Trustpilot, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on more than 23,000 reviews. This is considered an “excellent” rating overall.

A total of 94% of customers gave takepayments an “excellent” rating, with positive comments focusing on the friendly, helpful and knowledgeable customer service team. However, a few customers were not happy with the 12-month rolling contract and had difficulty cancelling the service.

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