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iZettle contactless / card reader for businesses now £34.80 (until aug 31st normally £70.80
iZettle contactless / card reader for businesses now £34.80 (until aug 31st normally £70.80

iZettle contactless / card reader for businesses now £34.80 (until aug 31st normally £70.80

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For taking payments on the go
it uses your phone (android / ios) to take both card and contactless payments.
it takes the standard fee which ranges from 2.75% to 1.5% but dosn't charge a 20p per transaction fee like paypal's here card reader.
i been looking for a bit and this seemed the best option for my business.

Update: big thanks to user t0mgreen has pointed out this link for £22.80 (not sure what constitues a online partner but it dosnt seem to require any additional information)
izettle.com/gb/…er2?

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good deal and good price so heat added. if you are looking for a good reader also take a look at world pay zinc. i have one and i can highly recommend. not sure on price though compared to this.

Good if you're selling a lot of low-priced items at car boot-sales etc.

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timetosurf

good deal and good price so heat added. if you are looking for a good … good deal and good price so heat added. if you are looking for a good reader also take a look at world pay zinc. i have one and i can highly recommend. not sure on price though compared to this.


thanks i already ordered one of these i heard some great reviews about them, but thanks for the advice

You can pick up the Zinc for £29.99 with the code FR309228, but 2.7%+ is a lot to pay per transaction whichever card reader you get.

how much is the fees ?

The most important thing is how quickly the money goes into your bank. They all charge 2.75% or thereabouts.

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themorgatron

The most important thing is how quickly the money goes into your bank. … The most important thing is how quickly the money goes into your bank. They all charge 2.75% or thereabouts.



No, Worldpay charges about 0.6% on debit and 0.8 on credit or close. I received a quote from them recently. I checked out OP's deal too but the 2.75% is quite huge, otherwise would've taken the plunge.

S41FUR

No, Worldpay charges about 0.6% on debit and 0.8 on credit or close. I … No, Worldpay charges about 0.6% on debit and 0.8 on credit or close. I received a quote from them recently. I checked out OP's deal too but the 2.75% is quite huge, otherwise would've taken the plunge.



It states 2.75% on their site.

2.75% is quite high but it all depends on how many transactions you are doing in a month and whether you'd save money by not having the monthly fees which traditional merchant accounts will charge.

If you're paying £50 p/m for a terminal and hardly doing any transactions through it then it won't be worth it as your average cost per transaction will be quite high even if you're being charged 8-10p per transaction (on debit)

Biggest put off from these deals is that they take the mick for debit card charges, 0.2% is what Visa/Mastercard charge from 1st September, add another 0.2-1% for your merchant providers margin, 2.75% is just too large on a debit card. I guess it is quick and easy to setup and not much hassle compared to traditional terminals with monthly fees and minimum transactions but if you are a shop with a little bit of volume I'd suggest it's worth a terminal with a proper merchant so you can get some lower fees, but obviously need to shop around. Also, if you don't like monthly fees for the terminal then there's also Allied Irish Bank where you have the option to buy the terminal outright at £400 odd if I remember correctly, might seem steep compared to iZettle but think of what you're saving over the life of it in card charges if you are using this for day-to-day business, 0.3-0.5% compared to 2.75% is a no brainer.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

It states 2.75% on their site.



That's for the pay and go specific section, I was referring to the more popular regular monthly charge methods, found on the original Worldpay website.

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tcubed

2.75% is quite high but it all depends on how many transactions you are … 2.75% is quite high but it all depends on how many transactions you are doing in a month and whether you'd save money by not having the monthly fees which traditional merchant accounts will charge.If you're paying £50 p/m for a terminal and hardly doing any transactions through it then it won't be worth it as your average cost per transaction will be quite high even if you're being charged 8-10p per transaction (on debit) Biggest put off from these deals is that they take the mick for debit card charges, 0.2% is what Visa/Mastercard charge from 1st September, add another 0.2-1% for your merchant providers margin, 2.75% is just too large on a debit card. I guess it is quick and easy to setup and not much hassle compared to traditional terminals with monthly fees and minimum transactions but if you are a shop with a little bit of volume I'd suggest it's worth a terminal with a proper merchant so you can get some lower fees, but obviously need to shop around. Also, if you don't like monthly fees for the terminal then there's also Allied Irish Bank where you have the option to buy the terminal outright at £400 odd if I remember correctly, might seem steep compared to iZettle but think of what you're saving over the life of it in card charges if you are using this for day-to-day business, 0.3-0.5% compared to 2.75% is a no brainer.



Agreed. Also terminal monthly costs are around £25 including VAT usually if searched. Your monthly service charge could be haggled to around £10 too and this means the total monthly transaction costs should should £10 if not you pay the rest of what's left.

S41FUR

That's for the pay and go specific section, I was referring to the more … That's for the pay and go specific section, I was referring to the more popular regular monthly charge methods, found on the original Worldpay website.



​It depends upon how much you take a month, if you only take say £1000 a month on card then your izettle fees are just £27.50
If you do the same on world pay your fees will be just £5 (5%) plus the transaction fees of 5p per transaction (average £10 transaction) so another £5 - that's if they are debit cards, credit cards will be higher and American express extortionate. You will of course still have to pay the rental of around £20 so it's not really cheaper unless you take over £2000 a month on card.
Incidentally I've been with izettle for 18 months and I am really happy.

pelaquin

You can pick up the Zinc for £29.99 with the code FR309228, but 2.7%+ is … You can pick up the Zinc for £29.99 with the code FR309228, but 2.7%+ is a lot to pay per transaction whichever card reader you get.



Yep!, 2% to 4.5%/5% as per Merchant Banking Rates etc is bog standard really?.

Could be cheaper I guess?, but there you go .....

Good thing about this iZettle is they do ApplePay and AndroidPay. 2.75% is not too much either.
Ideal for me being a cabbie.

Are these types for payment in person only i.e. you cannot take payment over the phone?

I paid £19 for my izettle about a month ago. you can get cheaper than this by looking around. The product and service are excellent though, I would recommend izettle to anyone who does less than £20000 a year on cards.

What happens with stolen cards with iZettle, for instance? Is there any insurance?

Nikkiboy180

​It depends upon how much you take a month, if you only take say £1000 a m … ​It depends upon how much you take a month, if you only take say £1000 a month on card then your izettle fees are just £27.50 If you do the same on world pay your fees will be just £5 (5%) plus the transaction fees of 5p per transaction (average £10 transaction) so another £5 - that's if they are debit cards, credit cards will be higher and American express extortionate. You will of course still have to pay the rental of around £20 so it's not really cheaper unless you take over £2000 a month on card. Incidentally I've been with izettle for 18 months and I am really happy.



5% of £1000 is £50 not £5

tcubed

2.75% is quite high but it all depends on how many transactions you are … 2.75% is quite high but it all depends on how many transactions you are doing in a month and whether you'd save money by not having the monthly fees which traditional merchant accounts will charge.If you're paying £50 p/m for a terminal and hardly doing any transactions through it then it won't be worth it as your average cost per transaction will be quite high even if you're being charged 8-10p per transaction (on debit) Biggest put off from these deals is that they take the mick for debit card charges, 0.2% is what Visa/Mastercard charge from 1st September, add another 0.2-1% for your merchant providers margin, 2.75% is just too large on a debit card. I guess it is quick and easy to setup and not much hassle compared to traditional terminals with monthly fees and minimum transactions but if you are a shop with a little bit of volume I'd suggest it's worth a terminal with a proper merchant so you can get some lower fees, but obviously need to shop around. Also, if you don't like monthly fees for the terminal then there's also Allied Irish Bank where you have the option to buy the terminal outright at £400 odd if I remember correctly, might seem steep compared to iZettle but think of what you're saving over the life of it in card charges if you are using this for day-to-day business, 0.3-0.5% compared to 2.75% is a no brainer.

Yawn not reading all that

itsjonboyok

Are these types for payment in person only i.e. you cannot take payment … Are these types for payment in person only i.e. you cannot take payment over the phone?


Yes face to face only. If you want to take online payments Stripe is your best bet

Arent these what fraudsters use to rob people of their money? Just setup payment and stick it to your wallet as youre walking the busy street?

perfect for stealing money off people on the tube (rolls eyes) :-(

montana78

Arent these what fraudsters use to rob people of their money? Just setup … Arent these what fraudsters use to rob people of their money? Just setup payment and stick it to your wallet as youre walking the busy street?



That doesn't really happen - who would be stupid enough to do such s thing when the unlucky victims do a charge back, iZettle trace it back and at worse case they've got a delivery address and bank account...

I'm toying with the idea of setting up a small business but I can't even read through the helpful posts that explain the costs, perhaps I should leave it to sensible people.:D

Thanks, OP.

Still full price when click through, is there a code??
Edited by: "Boystuff163" 20th Aug 2016

Intesting thread.
So I want to take maybe 10 payments per year, each payment being between £150 and £750.
Payments would be taken over the phone (and maybe online).
Could someone please recommend a good platform for this.
Stripe seems to be a better option for me . . .
stripe.com/gb/…ing
Any thoughts . . . ?
Edited by: "simonspeakeasy" 20th Aug 2016

gwmackay

5% of £1000 is £50 not £5



Well spotted, it's a typo, should read 0.5% (which is £5)




Edited by: "MIB15" 20th Aug 2016

I have one of these and can highly recommend. I run a small home business but needed to be able to take card payments in person and this works brilliantly. I have it connected via blue tooth to my ipad where I have all my items for sale set up - like a till. The money take 3 days or so to be deposited into my account and I get an email informing me when its gone in. Their telephone helpline is great too.

I bought mine from Costco where they had a deal where you didn't pay any fees for the first £££ which basically meant the machine worked out free - I didn't pay any fees for the first 18 months or so. Might be worth checking out if they still have that offer

Edit - I don't have the contactless one just the normal one
Edited by: "loveabargain" 20th Aug 2016

Shame this offer is for new accounts only - I may have been tempted to upgrade!

I'm A tree surgeon would this work out on site with an ipad without wi-fi?

paulincov

I'm A tree surgeon would this work out on site with an ipad without wi-fi?


No, your iPad would need to be connected to the Internet somehow. You could always pair the card reader to your phone instead and use your phones mobile internet connection.

Is there a minimum fee? Otherwise why do some shops refuse to accept cards for small transactions?

OB1

Is there a minimum fee? Otherwise why do some shops refuse to accept … Is there a minimum fee? Otherwise why do some shops refuse to accept cards for small transactions?



£1 is the minimum transaction amount. 2.75% is the transaction fee.

FTOdude170

perfect for stealing money off people on the tube (rolls eyes) :-(


Firstly they send to your address, they also do a credit check and anti-money laundering check from your credit file. (Experian/Equifax etc).
Then you have to have a Verified bank, which in turn has a Verified address.
Easy to trace ANYONE who tries this on.

It's actually a bit of a [Facebook] myth.

Edited by: "artnada" 20th Aug 2016

Stripe's fees are only 1.4% + 20p per transaction for UK & EU cards (2.9% + 20p for non-European cards e.g. USA)
No monthly fees so costs you nothing if you never use it. Easy to setup an account and you can take payments easily through their website, or integrate into your own.
It would be nice if there was a physical terminal that worked with Stripe though - even though it's essentially just an online card payment like you'd do yourself at Amazon, people aren't always comfortable about their card details being typed into someone else's computer.

Barclays bank provide a card reader for free and connects to the barclays app on your phone?

What is stopping someone standing on a train ripping people off without their knowledge? Not sure I agree with contact less payments.

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This is the official iZettle link to the £19.00 +VAT price izettle.com/gb/…er2?
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