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Finding the Best Card Machine for Your Business

Finding the Best Card Machine for Your Business

 Finding a card machine that fits all of your business needs can be a daunting task. Navigating through the maze of options that you are presented often leads to frustration. This post is meant to help guide you to the best solution to your search. Whether you are a one-person operation looking for a quick and easy way to accept card payments or a large company looking to stay updated with the latest in payment technology, there is a card machine that will work for you. 

Types of Card Machines

Countertop Terminals

Terminals are the base model that comes to mind when dealing with card payments. These types of card machines are connected through a Dual Communication connection. These means that your terminal is back by a traditional phone line and an internet connection giving you the extra reliability if either were to ever go out. As with all of our best selling machines, these come EMV capable, keeping you up with the latest in payment tech. With Visa making EMV easier than ever to accept, there is no reason not to make the switch.  Countertop Terminals are an essential for businesses with a need for a reliable machine.  

FD 130 EMV Terminal with NFC/ WiFi

FD 130 EMV Terminal with NFC/ WiFi

Verifone VX 520

Ingenico iCT220

Ingenico Terminals: iCT220 Dual Comm



Wireless Terminals

These card machines have all the reliability and function of traditionally wired terminals without, you guessed it, wires. This allows the terminal to move as freely as you do. These terminals work off of a cellular network instead of WiFi which means where ever you have service you can make a sale. This freedom means you are not tied down to a specific Point of Sale area. Anywhere in your store can be your Point of Sale.

  Verifone Vx 680

Verifone Vx 680

Ingenico iWL255 EMV

Ingenico Terminals: iWL255 EMV - NFC GPRS 32Mb (iWL255-01P2070A)

FD 410GT

First Data FD 410GT GPRS EMV Terminal (N-FD410)

Pin Pads

Pin pads are for your customers use. They are for accepting debit pin numbers and they always have a lower fee than credit cards. Giving you the ability to accept debit also means that you, as the merchant, get guaranteed funds without the possibility of false charge backs.

First Data FD 35

First Data FD 35 PIN Pad EMV / NFC (N-FD-35-HW)

Verifone VX 805

Verifone VX 805 EMV NFC (M280-703-A3-WWA-3)

Ingenico Pinpad: iPP320

Ingenico Pinpad: iPP320 EMV NFC (iPP320-01P1547A)

Mobile Readers

Mobile & Card Readers are perfect for a business looking to have all the flexibility of your phone with the functionality of a card reader. These card readers are optimal for businesses doing up to $2000 a month. Merchants that are selling more than the $2000 a month threshold are advised to look into a terminal. 

Mobile readers are quick and flexible but they do come with higher rates which vary by company and processor. 

Handpoint HiLite Bluetooth EMV & NFC

Handpoint HiLite Bluetooth EMV & NFC/MobilePay

Card Reader for Clover Go with EMV Chip & Sign

Card Reader for Clover Go with EMV Chip & Sign

PAYware Mobile e100 Reader

PAYware Mobile e100 Reader
If you still have any questions about finding the best card machine for your business, feel free to call us at 1-800-980-0950. You can also reach us on Twitter, Facebook, or  Linkedin.

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