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The SumUp Card Reader

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One product that has become synonymous with the COVID-19 pandemic has to be the card reader. As people prefer to use it when paying for products or services, some businesses even refuse cash. That is why we would like to talk about the new SumUp card reader. So, sit back and let us ramble on at how incredible this product is.

A little bit of background about SumUp

The company was founded in 2021 by a number of investors including American Express, Groupon and BBVA Ventures. Its main product is the well known SumUp Card Reader, as it has several similar products which all come under this well known name. But there isn’t much difference between those products, however, we will inform you of the slight differences below.

What about the products they provide?

Well, as we mentioned previously there are several different SumUp card readers that we will go through. Please see a comprehensive list below, as well as an explanation as to what these products deliver.

SDK’s & API’s: Allowing for third parties to integrate end-to-end payment infrastructures as well as card terminals via the “terminal Payment SDK” for IOS and Android, as well as several other APIs for developers around the world. Integrating with the SumUp platform, support with acceptance for Visa, Mastercard, VPay, Maestro, American Express, Android Pay and Apple Pay.

Chip & Pin as well as NFC card terminal: The main product of conversation would be the chip and pin devices created by this company and is the main seller. Having the ability to read magnetic strips, chip and pin as well as the RFID/NFC contactless payment cards, it really can do everything it should! You can also pair it with your Android or IOS devices to verify payments through the internet. At prices starting from £14.99 it’s not a wonder that it is one of the most popular card readers in United Kingdom and Europe.

3G Chip & Pin as well as NFC card terminal: An improvement on the previous model which is more tailored to the internet is the 3G card reader. It works without an app and has a built-in SIM card with the ability to enable payment processing over a local network connection. Point of sale system: This all-in-one register consists of a SumUp card terminal, a pre-configured iPad, one iPad stand, a receipt printer, a cash drawer and a Wi-Fi router.

The SumUp Card Reader as a whole?

The card reader itself is quite slick and smart, works with multiple devices and prices as we mentioned previously start from around fifteen pounds.  We quite like how flexible it can be and some of us even take one around with us in our bags when we are out and about!

We very much appreciate the product and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of getting their first card reader for their business. SumUp generally, have a 4 out of 5 review on Trust pilot based on 2,699 reviews which is great to see for a company. One of the best benefits that have attracted so many new businesses is that they only take 1.69% per transaction, when compared to a company like PayPal which now takes 10%. It’s a no brainer for sure! The product also accepts all major debit and credit cards, as well as a few others which aren’t well known. For more information about that you would have to get in touch with them. Other than that, it can connect via Bluetooth as well.

Getting in Touch with SumUp

They have a website which you can buy their products from and get delivered to you. You can also use their contact form or number to get in touch with one of their team. You can also create an account on their website and submit any support tickets if you have any issues.

One of the great things is that you will be able to buy any of their products from their website as well. We would recommend you look at several different websites before purchasing though as we have found better deals that would benefit you.

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