We are currently enjoying a glorious English summer, football is supposedly coming home, Wimbledon is entering its second week and there is a feel good factor around the country. In this month’s blog we are going to learn about portable card machines, why they are popular, how they work and most importantly how they can benefit your business.

So in true Harry Kane style, let’s kick off. A portable credit card reader often referred to as a portable credit card machine can provide business owners with added convenience and will add integrity and build trust with customers. A portable credit card reader is not only contactless but acquiring one of these for your business, will enable business owners to accept debit and credit card payments in and around your business premises.

In which industry types are portable credit card machines popular?

The popularity in portable credit card machines is growing year on year and you will find they are particularly popular in the retail, hospitality and restaurant setting – most notably bars, cafés and clubs, as well as with tradesmen who do regular call-outs, like a local plumber & boiler repair company, or a 24 hour local locksmith.

How do wireless Chip and PIN machines work?

In the instance of a portable credit card reader these operate via built-in Bluetooth capability. They offer the seamless ability to process transactions and connect wirelessly to the internet with connectivity of up to 100m from the router. The terminals deliver quick and convenient payment solutions to both business owners and customers alike with transactions processed in a matter of seconds.

What are the benefits of a wireless credit card machine?

There is a bounty of benefits of leasing a portable credit card reader, and some of the benefits include:

  • Pay-at-table functionality which enhances the customer service and improves the customer experience
  • The Portable credit card readers are fast and easy to access whilst also being incredibly reliable
  • 100m range from base unit whilst delivering full Bluetooth connectivity
  • Portable credit card machines are easy to set up, the handset arrives with the customer and can be “operational” within a few minutes of being taken out of the package
  • Super quick set up. Customers can be operational with the latest contactless enabled portable credit card readers in 2-3 working days providing they have a merchant account

How much does it cost to get a portable credit card reader?

Prices generally range from £15-£25 based on which company you choose. It is not also just the price the customer needs to factor in, but also the support and service you receive. Our rental options start from as little as one day so unlike other companies we don’t dictate on our portable credit card reader lease agreements. You can rent the portable credit card reader for as little or as long as you want, and we’ll price accordingly with no hidden extras.

Want to know more about portable credit card readers?

Please contact a representative from Wireless Terminal Solutions today on 0345 459 9984 or request a call back. Alternatively, email Sales@wirelessterminalsolutions.co.uk. We offer FREE impartial advice to businesses who are contemplating accepting payments using a portable credit card reader.