Terminals – Card Readers

Today, there are several different types of card readers for you to choose from. You may find that the basic reader that sits on your counter and plugs into a cable is no longer the ideal option for your business needs. All type are now EMV (chip) compliant and most have NFC enabling use with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, new contactless cards etc. If you have a POS, you may potentially be able to send the transaction to the terminal otherwise you could enter directly into the terminal.

3 Terminal styles

Smart: Enables you to offer order at the table in addition to pay at the table. For example: if your are a restaurant you can send orders directly to the kitchen from the table.

Benefit: Wireless plus order at the table/limited POS capablilities, employe time clock, rewards programs and much more through app markets.

Examples: Poynt, Vital Plus, Clover Flex

Traditional: Use this option if you only need to use at your checkout and have either a phone or ethernet cable.

Benefit: Least expensive

Examples: Dejavoo, Verifone, ingenico

Wireless: Allows you to offer pay at the table or use at a remote event, such as an expo. These have a battery and WIFI/Celular/Ethernet connection options so payments extend beyond a checkout.

Benefit: remote use for applications such as Pay at the table or sales at an exhibit booth.

Examples: Dejavoo, Verifone, ingenico