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Old 07 April 2012, 18:01   #1
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Reccommend Payment Card Terminal Hire

As per title..... Need to hire a terminal or use on the quayside......

Any recommendations on a good (cheap ) supplier greatly appreciated
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Old 07 April 2012, 18:13   #2
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We've been looking into this too. A wireless one (works with 3G signal) was quoted at 44 per month from streamline. Plus 175 for the unit. The hard-wired unit was much cheaper at 21 p/m but obviously can only been used in one location.

I'd be interested to hear any other recommendations if somebody knows a better valued option ?
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Its a couple of years since I looked at this - but some of the paypal / wordpay services allow you to manually enter card details (e.g. for telephone sales). I think paypal called their service Virtual Terminal. As I recall they were about 20/month and simply required an internet connection and pc (tablet or smartphone). They take a %age of the sale which may be higher than a bank issued terminal - but at 2000 a month of sales we worked out we were better off with Paypal than the bank service.

Paypal have recently introduced some hardware which turns a smartphone into a card reader, which competes with "Square", "card.io" and "iZettle". As far as I know these services are not available in the UK yet, but are presumably coming... These all have no subscription fee in their business model - but will (especially as an early adopter) present you as somewhat less professional than a genuine chip & pin terminal.
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You can get some good deals via the Federation of Small Businesses and Costco, if your a member of either. We found the downside is that you normally have a minimum of a 3 year contract, and continue to pay throughout the winter months.
We have been surprised at how many people pay with cash
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We've been looking into this too. A wireless one (works with 3G signal) was quoted at 44 per month from streamline. Plus 175 for the unit
Thanks.... seems about the going rate.....will need to be wireless (assuming we can find a spot to get a decent signal .....not as easy as it sounds!)

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Its a couple of years since I looked at this - but some of the paypal / wordpay services allow you to manually enter card details....(paypal called their service Virtual Terminal).

Paypal have recently introduced some hardware which turns a smartphone into a card reader, which competes with "Square"....
Sounds interesting Polwart....will keep an eye out for that.....Its all a bit embarrasing that until recently i didn't know what those squares meant when I kept seeing them.....wionder if we should get one done for banners /flyers etc? Mmmm....

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You can get some good deals via the Federation of Small Businesses and Costco
Thanks Steve, not a member of the Fed, but will look into it and will ask my local Chamber of Trade and Tourism too..... hadn't thought of that!

Cash is king In fact in this neck of the woods you guys would prob be amazed at how few places take cards (pubs etc etc).... Took a bit of getting used to when i moved home after years of City life....
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We use a virtual service from SagePay. All card details are entered in as per telephone sales, but it's quite straightforward.

There's no reason you couldn't do this on an iPhone/iPad or other smartphone/tablet.

Works well.
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We use a virtual service from SagePay. All card details are entered in as per telephone sales, but it's quite straightforward.

There's no reason you couldn't do this on an iPhone/iPad or other smartphone/tablet.

Works well.
Could you pm me an idea of the costs please and how to start it up ?

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Could you pm me an idea of the costs please and how to start it up ?

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Peter- as Doug says a reasonable cost-We looked at FSB payment terminals and there is a cost saving but you also have a 120 annual member fee which covers a host of other options including free commercial banking for members which is easy on line and cards and cheques. Paying in also at post offices if needed
Accept online payments from just 20 per month with Sage Pay Go | Sage Pay
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we have just gone through all this, and just signed up with Cardsave,overall Ithink the best deal, monthly payments, commission etc taken into account, give them a call, if you do please quote Exhilaration boat rides as a referal, I think we get some vouchers kind regards Mark
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If your taking the payment without chip/pin does it become less clear if its a "distance sale" ? As the brief discussion I had seemed to advise against taking any card payment for anything that's collected unless using chip/pin.
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