Free iZettle card reader for your business to take card payments
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Free iZettle card reader for your business to take card payments

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Found 17th Feb 2015
iZettle are now offering a free "lite" version of their card reader if you open an iZettle account.

It's similar to the Paypal version, and the card processing fees are very competitive. It's great if you want to take payments on a market stall or similar situations.

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nice find. I use Intuit Pay but this will be handy as a standby

they give me this: The address you have entered cannot be found. Please verify that you have written it as it can be found in official records.

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JC1997

they give me this: The address you have entered cannot be found. Please … they give me this: The address you have entered cannot be found. Please verify that you have written it as it can be found in official records.



Double-check how the Royal mail show your address here: - royalmail.com/fin…ode

I found at my previous address (which was a flat) they wanted

Flat 32 Northchurch,
XXXX Street

rather than

Flat 32,
Northchurch,
XXXX Street

very subtle difference, but can be enough to confuse these computer databases! :-)

Hmm...

Do you have to be a registered business or can you have one for Personal use? Like mates paying you?

M0nk3h

Hmm...Do you have to be a registered business or can you have one for … Hmm...Do you have to be a registered business or can you have one for Personal use? Like mates paying you?


You can register as an individual but I don't think you will get the card reader for free. If you're a sole trader/partnership/limited company then the card reader is free

I wish they would give a little more information.
, what exactly are their rates and which type of cards is it debit or credit cards as well)?

zshamas

I wish they would give a little more information., what exactly are their … I wish they would give a little more information., what exactly are their rates and which type of cards is it debit or credit cards as well)?



izettle.com/gb/…ing
help.izettle.com

Never does any harm to look yourself.

excellent find! I use sum up but it is a swipe card reader, this chip & pin will be much better for me

Looks good - the service has been recommended to be before now.
BUT . . . I want to take transactions over the phone (payment for people booking at my holiday cottages) - any recommendations?
Heated anyway.

simonspeakeasy

Looks good - the service has been recommended to be before now.BUT . . . … Looks good - the service has been recommended to be before now.BUT . . . I want to take transactions over the phone (payment for people booking at my holiday cottages) - any recommendations?Heated anyway.

Intuit Pay. free web access and low transaction rates, I highly recommend it

Thanks freebie

simonspeakeasy

Looks good - the service has been recommended to be before now.BUT . . . … Looks good - the service has been recommended to be before now.BUT . . . I want to take transactions over the phone (payment for people booking at my holiday cottages) - any recommendations?Heated anyway.



izettle have an app for smartphones if you have one itunes.apple.com/gb/…t=8
Edited by: "rfbutch" 18th Feb 2015

rfbutch

izettle have an app for smartphones if you have one … izettle have an app for smartphones if you have one https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/izettle/id447785763?mt=8

The izettle app only works in conjunction with the card reader I think

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simonspeakeasy

Looks good - the service has been recommended to be before now.BUT . . . … Looks good - the service has been recommended to be before now.BUT . . . I want to take transactions over the phone (payment for people booking at my holiday cottages) - any recommendations?Heated anyway.



World pay zinc offer phone payments. Their service is very similar to izettle. The only annoyance is their iPhone app where you have to type your fully username (email address) and password in each time for each transaction... Ok it only take 20 seconds, but surely it could be replaced with a 4-5 digit pin code to speed things up

My iZettle card reader has just been shipped so will put some feedback on here about it when it arrives and i've tried it out

jetbusters

CommentWorld pay zinc offer phone payments. Their service is very similar … CommentWorld pay zinc offer phone payments. Their service is very similar to izettle. The only annoyance is their iPhone app where you have to type your fully username (email address) and password in each time for each transaction... Ok it only take 20 seconds, but surely it could be replaced with a 4-5 digit pin code to speed things up


Thanks for the suggestion. WorldPay Zinc requires that you buy the card reader whereas with Intuit Pay it's an optional extra. This is relevant to me as I only ever plan to receive payments over the phone.
Thanks all for your suggestions.

freebiehunter

nice find. I use Intuit Pay but this will be handy as a standby



+1

I'm interested what do I have to sign up to...what kind of account?

Its worth finding out how long it takes to receive the money in your account, most can be a pretty horrendous 7-10 days.

themorgatron

Its worth finding out how long it takes to receive the money in your … Its worth finding out how long it takes to receive the money in your account, most can be a pretty horrendous 7-10 days.


Daily deposits with iZettle if required, or you can set days

guzelim

I'm interested what do I have to sign up to...what kind of account?


Business account - sole trader, limited company etc

Only for new accounts I've had account with them for a while, but found my non-tech-savvy customers aren't comfortable with their old device that requires them to insert the card to it when attached to my phone, and does not involve a keypad for pin entry. Emailed iZettle to find out if existing customers can use it.

freebiehunter

Daily deposits with iZettle if required, or you can set days



When you say daily deposits, does this mean money goes into your izettle account which you then withdraw from (in a similar style to Paypal).

themorgatron

When you say daily deposits, does this mean money goes into your izettle … When you say daily deposits, does this mean money goes into your izettle account which you then withdraw from (in a similar style to Paypal).


Yes I believe so

Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, not tried it out yet though

themorgatron

Its worth finding out how long it takes to receive the money in your … Its worth finding out how long it takes to receive the money in your account, most can be a pretty horrendous 7-10 days.


2 working days.

I've been using iZettle since July 2014 and it seems to work like this;
Take payments on

Monday - banked Weds.
Tuesday - banked Thurs
Weds - banked Friday
Thursday - banked Monday
Friday - banked Tuesday

Their rates are 2.75% dropping to around 1.9% the more you take. I simply charge a 50p transaction fee and my customers are fine with that.

There is an app (I use the Android app) that you use in conjunction with the card reader, via bluetooth and the internet. It has a card slot at the bottom, for the chip n pin, and a swipe reader at the top.

I have only ever used the swipe reader once, and when you use it, the screen on your phone becomes a signature board where the customer has to sign using their finger. Doing transactions via the swipe has a £25 maximum card limit. The funds from this type of transaction can take up to 5 working days.

(iZettle Pro card reader)

Hope this helps.

themorgatron

When you say daily deposits, does this mean money goes into your izettle … When you say daily deposits, does this mean money goes into your izettle account which you then withdraw from (in a similar style to Paypal).


When you sign up to iZettle, you "nominate" a bank account you have to receive your money. You do this by transferring £1 into your iZettle account to verify your bank.

Once verified, you can start taking payments, and the funds are transferred automatically into your bank without any intervention form you.

freebiehunter

Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, … Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, not tried it out yet though

freebiehunter

Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, … Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, not tried it out yet though


If it's the black one that is probably the "pro" version.
Does it look like this?
mega.co.nz/!rUgjkYYY!9yRmdpFZLpardMJkN1lqTEwhujlt_ZceLkvAO-wUsLg

Hey, question for all intuit pay users... How do you withdraw monies?

freebiehunter

Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, … Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, not tried it out yet though

freebiehunter

Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, … Card reader arrived today, it's black and really decent build quality, not tried it out yet though

no, it's the lite version but it's black and not the over bright blue in the picture

mattb_cx

Hey, question for all intuit pay users... How do you withdraw monies?

just set your bank account up and money is automatically transferred there

freebiehunter

no, it's the lite version but it's black and not the over bright blue in … no, it's the lite version but it's black and not the over bright blue in the picture


Ah right. Good luck with it

If you're an executive Costco member you can buy the pro card reader in Costco for £50 (inc vat) and then you get your first £70 of transaction fees free which pays for the card reader plus a bit more. I've just started using Izettle for my home nail business. More info here

Edited by: "loveabargain" 21st Feb 2015

So any feedback on this yet? Thanks!

Been using this for over a year. no problems.

"I acknowledge that a credit check may also be performed on me as an … "I acknowledge that a credit check may also be performed on me as an individual."


You are not even applying for credit and they plan on doing a full credit check on you. Not worth it if you are just using this as spare.
Edited by: "Slash" 25th Feb 2015

the search function on HDUK really is **** isnt it? just found this deal myself and did a search for a similar deal on here and have just spent ages putting it on here only to be told its a duplicate! ffs

great deal though! i just signed up!
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