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Chips and pin anyone?

For over a decade now we’ve been successfully using chip and pin services all over the globe. Making shopping easier, the merchant service is so simple for both customers and businesses. As you may be aware of there a numerous style of chip and machines, some work better than others in selective environments, for example the portable one works bet in restaurants whilst the countertop works best in shops.

Below is a brief description of the three most popular chip and pin machines:

Countertop

This static fixed terminal is always connected to a power point and either a phone line, or to a broadband router. Usually used in a retail environment, this machine has the cheapest line rental fees and can also be used to take payments over the phone.

Portable (Bluetooth/Wireless)

As mentioned before this is a cordless card terminal which can be used within a range of approximately 100m of the Base Unit and requires a fixed telephone line, or broadband connection and power point. Connected through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Telephone these are ideal for environments such as, restaurants or hotels and for multiple terminal usages, where speed of authorisation is an issue.

Mobile/GPRS

Now these babies are the most swift of chip and pin machines, with the ability to be used anywhere with a mobile phone signal, the roaming ability picks up the strongest signal enabling you to take card payments almost anywhere in the UK. Ideal for businesses that need to accept card payments in various locations away from their business premises, such as at shows/ exhibitions, taxi drivers, electricians, carpet cleaners etc. They can also be used where a business does not wish to install a telephone line for the card machine at their premises.

So now that you know about the independent merchant services chip and pin machine, how about giving us a call today for your no obligation quote and get the best out of merchant services in Manchester and across the country!

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