How do you set up a
credit card machine?

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To reap the benefits of credit card payment technology, it is imperative that you set up your terminal correctly. At first, setting up a credit card machine may seem like a particularly difficult task, but when you know exactly what to do, it becomes a breeze. If you’ve ever set up a phone line then you won’t have any problems setting up a credit card terminal. While we would have performed all necessary configurations on your credit card machine before it gets to you, there are a few more steps to take before you’ll be able to start using the terminal. Meanwhile, we always include an instruction manual that’s simple to follow with all our credit card machines.

Step 1

Set up the phone line you intend to use for your credit card machine. It is not compulsory that you use a dedicated line but you must use a reliable one.

Step 2

Insert the thermal paper roll into the reservoir situated at the back or bottom of the machine, depending on the model you have.

Step 3

Place the free end of the paper roll into the printer’s receiver and push the button to feed the roll into position, and may perform a printing test if you please.

Step 4

Before you start using the machine you could test it with your own card to get have a feel of how it will work in an actual transaction.

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FAQs About how to set up a credit card machine?

Do I have to set up the credit card machine myself?
Wireless Terminal Solutions saves you the trouble of dealing with the technical bits of getting your credit card machine ready for use. While you may not be used to working with credit card machines, we have trained specialists who will take set up your terminal for free and allow you start using it as soon as possible. We’ll help you set up your merchant account if you don’t have one already, and if you have a merchant account, we’ll help you link it to your new credit card machine. We have a maximum set up time of 48 hours, the fastest anywhere in the UK.

Our services include a qualified technical team to offer hands on continued support with your credit card machine whenever you may need it. In certain scenarios, we readily offer onsite support.

How do I receive payments with the credit card machine?
To receive a payment on your credit card machine, you’ll insert the customer’s card and enter the payment amount. Next, you’ll have the customer enter their PIN and once the PIN is confirmed, the transaction will take place and your money will be paid into your account. Normally, it should take about 2 to 4 seconds to process the transaction, but with contactless cards, it takes even less time.

If you still have questions regarding how to set up your credit card machine, please speak to our support team when you call 0845 459 9984.


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