iZettle 2 Card Reader - £19 plus VAT (£22.80) @ iZettle
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iZettle 2 Card Reader - £19 plus VAT (£22.80) @ iZettle

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Update: Deal is back on for the iZettle card reader - £19 plus VAT (£22.80)
Spotted that iZettle have a newer credit/debit card reader iZettle Reader 2 and currently on offer at £19 plus VAT (£22.80) and free delivery. Would be suitable for small businesses who want to take card payments. Their 1.75% transaction fees look comparable with the other providers such as Square and cheaper than Paypal.




iZettle Reader 2 £19 (plus VAT)

  • The new iZettle Reader 2 accepts credit card, debit card and contactless payments as well as Apple, Samsung and Google pay
  • A tap & go payment takes just 5 seconds to process - 25% faster than other mobile card reader
  • Deposit the money you’ve earned within 1-2 business days, no matter which cards you process
  • Enjoy 8 hours of active battery life.
  • Charges with USB or with the built in battery charger on the iZettle Dock.
  • Pay 1.75 % per transaction




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Comparison vs Other Card Readers

Comparison below of iZettle vs Paypal Here


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Comparison below of iZettle vs Sumup and Square

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This would be great for the entrepreneural homeless as fewer people carry cash.
adjacs37 m ago

Mind after reading the comments here, it’s difficult to decide which is b …Mind after reading the comments here, it’s difficult to decide which is better.


Ok Here's my 2p's worth.

I have used the iZettle machine [since the original incarnation and then upgrade], and also the SumUp [Bluetooth] machine. I also have the new 4G SumUp machine.

Out of all 3, I can say the iZettle machine is perfect in every way. It is very fast at taking payments from contactless. Almost instant. I have NEVER had a problem with it connecting to my phone, beit a Samsung Galaxy SS6, Hauwei P20 or my current phone iPhone XR. It connects, each and every time instantly without a complaint.

The SumUp Bluetooth machine is, IMHO, sh1te. It will regularly disconnect from bluetooth, even right in the middle of a transaction. You cannot imagine how embarrassing that is when you have a customer wants to catch their train and they then have to go to the cash point machine. So annoying. It currently resides in a drawer somewhere.

The [new] SumUp 4G machine is prone to problems too. The battery is awful. I mean literally awful. It will drain 20% per hour, without even thinking about it, and that is in "standby". Yes, in standby!!! That means, to save power, I have to turn it off in between transactions! Then, as I am approaching the destination I will turn it on and hope for the best. I quite often get "Connection error", and I even had a "blue screen" 3 times so far....like the old Windows bluescreen of Death (see pic below)

I was even taking an £85 fare yesterday and it froze right as the card was inserted. This meant the passenger had to wait for a full reboot. (My iZettle was at home I forgot it)

I just keep the SumUp 4g as a back up now. I wasted £60 odd quid on that one!

If you want my honest recommendation, go for iZettle every time. It may be .5% more, but my God, it's worth it to save the embarrassment that is the SumUp machines.

The new SumUp 4G Blue Screen of Death.

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Slightly misleading title: 2 for £19 + VAT?
n3jly2 m ago

Slightly misleading title: 2 for £19 + VAT?




name of the product, have amended it to avoid any confusion, thanks
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Slightly misleading title: 2 for £19 + VAT?
New? I've had one of these for around 6 months and it works really well but It's a shame they don't sell a card reader with a built in 3/4G sim card for this price.
n3jly2 m ago

Slightly misleading title: 2 for £19 + VAT?




name of the product, have amended it to avoid any confusion, thanks
iZettle 2 is just a rename of the iZettle Pro Contactless reader. Nothing "new" about it, unless you call the green button as apposed to blue, new. This is a very good reader though. Extremely fast at taking payments.
paulandpam15 m ago

New? I've had one of these for around 6 months and it works really well …New? I've had one of these for around 6 months and it works really well but It's a shame they don't sell a card reader with a built in 3/4G sim card for this price.



Am not sure when the 2nd version came out, but states new on the site. Looks to be a newer version?

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Isn't the SumUp better? sumup.co.uk

Lower fees and can often get them on offer from the likes of Office Outlet (was Staples) for £10
kemik11 m ago

Isn't the SumUp better? https://sumup.co.ukLower fees and can often get …Isn't the SumUp better? https://sumup.co.ukLower fees and can often get them on offer from the likes of Office Outlet (was Staples) for £10



I don't think there's a lot in it between the main providers, I know a lot of people on here prefer iZettle. Sumup has marginally better transaction fees (1.69% vs 1.75% iZettle), although iZettle deposits funds faster. Comparison table included in the post and below.

Current price for Sumup is £19.99 at Office Outlet, was briefly £10 for Black Friday.

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Edited by: "Chanchi32" 2nd Jan
This is great for maccy's fees
kemik26 m ago

Isn't the SumUp better? https://sumup.co.ukLower fees and can often get …Isn't the SumUp better? https://sumup.co.ukLower fees and can often get them on offer from the likes of Office Outlet (was Staples) for £10


After reading the first review here: screwfix.com/p/s…938 I certainly wouldn't risk using SumUp.
This would be great for the entrepreneural homeless as fewer people carry cash.
creamola4 m ago

After reading the first review here: …After reading the first review here: https://www.screwfix.com/p/sum-up-card-reader/1972x?_requestid=428938 I certainly wouldn't risk using SumUp.


Oh, hold on - IZettle have some terrible reviews here: uk.trustpilot.com/rev…com
Only for new customers
Perfect for enterprising beggar's and buskers. Fewer and fewer people are carrying cash around these days.
creamola56 m ago

Oh, hold on - IZettle have some terrible reviews here: …Oh, hold on - IZettle have some terrible reviews here: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.izettle.com



I have suspected something like this would happen as soon as I heard PayPal had bought them out. We have been using the system - and refunding customers without issue for 18 months, but recent firmware and software "upgrades" have made the experience buggy and slow.

if things dont improve, we will be jumping ship, especially as our turnover is getting to the point where a fixed fee contract with a high street bank is not going to be that much more expensive.

A great shame, iZettle completely revolutionised the market for small business's, and forced the big banks to play catch-up; now PP have bought them and are trying to sabotage the business.
i got a sumup machine never had a problem they also do a 3g one as well take couple days for money to go in bank
I have used a Sumup for years and it's faultless. People are saying the transaction fees are only .5 of a difference, well that soon adds up.

Yes it takes 48 hours to get the money but does that really matter ? It's quick, battery lasts ages, I mean ages. You can do contactless, swipe or pop in payments, on the spot invoices in seconds.

You get quarterley emails for your taxes, you can have multiple accounts, and so much more. Also if you're taking a lot of transactions Sumup will reduce your fees. We are now down to only 1.4% taking about 30k per unit.

Honestly if you're in the market for a card reader get a sumup simple as that.
Edited by: "pelaquin" 2nd Jan
paulandpam14 h, 12 m ago

New? I've had one of these for around 6 months and it works really well …New? I've had one of these for around 6 months and it works really well but It's a shame they don't sell a card reader with a built in 3/4G sim card for this price.


Can you tell me how do they take their share. Do they take it at sourse or do they invoice? Many thanks
timetosurf22 m ago

Can you tell me how do they take their share. Do they take it at sourse or …Can you tell me how do they take their share. Do they take it at sourse or do they invoice? Many thanks


The card payment received goes into your iZettle account and a day or so later iZettle transfer it into your nominated bank account less their fees.
paulandpam15 m ago

The card payment received goes into your iZettle account and a day or so …The card payment received goes into your iZettle account and a day or so later iZettle transfer it into your nominated bank account less their fees.


Thanks for the info
creamola6 h, 2 m ago

After reading the first review here: …After reading the first review here: https://www.screwfix.com/p/sum-up-card-reader/1972x?_requestid=428938 I certainly wouldn't risk using SumUp.


Nothing wrong with them..I have both and use sum up more as they charge less..
pelaquin4 h, 56 m ago

I have used a Sumup for years and it's faultless. People are saying the …I have used a Sumup for years and it's faultless. People are saying the transaction fees are only .5 of a difference, well that soon adds up.Yes it takes 48 hours to get the money but does that really matter ? It's quick, battery lasts ages, I mean ages. You can do contactless, swipe or pop in payments, on the spot invoices in seconds. You get quarterley emails for your taxes, you can have multiple accounts, and so much more. Also if you're taking a lot of transactions Sumup will reduce your fees. We are now down to only 1.4% taking about 30k per unit.Honestly if you're in the market for a card reader get a sumup simple as that.


Can you take payments without a card present? Ie type the card number in?

We currently use PP virtual terminal for the few telephone payments, but wishing to reduce fees. This could be a better idea.
d1gger9 h, 8 m ago

This would be great for the entrepreneural homeless as fewer people carry …This would be great for the entrepreneural homeless as fewer people carry cash.


bob20188 h, 15 m ago

Perfect for enterprising beggar's and buskers. Fewer and fewer people are …Perfect for enterprising beggar's and buskers. Fewer and fewer people are carrying cash around these days.


A wee bit condesending guy's? but yeh, I do see your humour in it though, lol.
It's a decent price for this. :-)
steven33677 h, 12 m ago

i got a sumup machine never had a problem they also do a 3g one as well …i got a sumup machine never had a problem they also do a 3g one as well take couple days for money to go in bank


Hi, I've purchased sum up couple of days ago to use it on an even to sell some things.

I'm not a registered business but it's telling me to upload documents of my business. Do you have any idea how I go about with this? Thanks
Great little machine. Very user friendly. I'd love to buy the stand too but it is really expensive. Never able to find any offers for it. Anyone know where I can find it please?
Is this like Barcode Battler?
illbuythatforadollar9 h, 4 m ago

Can you take payments without a card present? Ie type the card number …Can you take payments without a card present? Ie type the card number in?We currently use PP virtual terminal for the few telephone payments, but wishing to reduce fees. This could be a better idea.


I don't think it can. In all the years we've used ours it's always been done by the customer inserting their card and entering their pin. Contact Sumup on Facebook if you need help.
Edited by: "pelaquin" 3rd Jan
Bengali.Gangsta6 h, 59 m ago

Hi, I've purchased sum up couple of days ago to use it on an even to sell …Hi, I've purchased sum up couple of days ago to use it on an even to sell some things. I'm not a registered business but it's telling me to upload documents of my business. Do you have any idea how I go about with this? Thanks


I don't remember it ever doing that. You don't need a business to have a card reader.
Bengali.Gangsta7 h, 23 m ago

Hi, I've purchased sum up couple of days ago to use it on an even to sell …Hi, I've purchased sum up couple of days ago to use it on an even to sell some things. I'm not a registered business but it's telling me to upload documents of my business. Do you have any idea how I go about with this? Thanks


They do a basic name & address check with a credit reference service which is required by law for anti money laundering, are you present on the electoral register for the address you gave them?
Thats the only reason I could imagine they would want additional documents.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 3rd Jan
Thanks and also some very useful comments in post.
How do you know your money is safe I have never used one of these hence question is there any sort of protection
Bengali.Gangsta9 h, 21 m ago

Hi, I've purchased sum up couple of days ago to use it on an even to sell …Hi, I've purchased sum up couple of days ago to use it on an even to sell some things. I'm not a registered business but it's telling me to upload documents of my business. Do you have any idea how I go about with this? Thanks


don't bother. i drive a taxi as self employed and it did not ask me.
wizz123443 m ago

How do you know your money is safe I have never used one of these hence …How do you know your money is safe I have never used one of these hence question is there any sort of protection


I’ve used iZettle for 7/8 months now and it’s absolutely brilliant, payments go through in seconds and the next day I get an email saying it’s been paid into my account minus their fee, as simple as that, I’m an appliance engineer and my customers love it, as soon as the transaction is complete you/they can tap their email address into your phone and it instantly sends them a receipt too.
If you already have an izettle account can you get extra readers at this price?
Don't bother with it. It declined me for a stupid reason. All you are doing is taking card payments and its going into your bank so could not understand it. And they were not helpful either so went with sum up
I use the 1st one with a dock, I've tried to see on their site what the difference is but it's not saying much

Can anyone tell me the difference between this and the 1st card reader

Its been great for me, I've used it for the past 18 months with zero issues
cartam189 m ago

Don't bother with it. It declined me for a stupid reason. All you are …Don't bother with it. It declined me for a stupid reason. All you are doing is taking card payments and its going into your bank so could not understand it. And they were not helpful either so went with sum up


What was the 'stupid reason' they declined you?
It would not be in their interest to turn away commission from card payments unless they suspected something fishy going on like money laundering or false addresses / overseas bank accounts.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 3rd Jan
This is a brilliant machine I use it as my whole till system in my shop, never had an issue with it and have recommended it several times.
redstar701 h, 26 m ago

I’ve used iZettle for 7/8 months now and it’s absolutely brilliant, pay …I’ve used iZettle for 7/8 months now and it’s absolutely brilliant, payments go through in seconds and the next day I get an email saying it’s been paid into my account minus their fee, as simple as that, I’m an appliance engineer and my customers love it, as soon as the transaction is complete you/they can tap their email address into your phone and it instantly sends them a receipt too.


I have a Hair and Beauty salon and currently use Worldpay but their fees now against our actual transactions are making it uneconomical to keep. If i give notice and take out one of the offers on these readers, will my mobile phone need to be with the actual reader at the time the customer uses it or is the phone just to initially link the card reader to it and will my card reader then just connect to wifi within the salon?
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