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Card machines designed with small businesses in mind

It's not easy running a successful small business. It takes grit, dedication, and many sleepless nights. But what if there were ways to claw back some precious time and make things that little bit easier? Find out how accepting payments in your small business can help you serve customers faster and save you hours in reconciliation and reporting.

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Discover our fast card machines for small businesses

Taking payments is a breeze with our reliable and secure card machines for small businesses. They take all card types, including contactless, and you get paid the next working day.


Take payments around your shop or at your tables

  • Uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Light and easy to carry


Take payments even if you don't have a Wi-Fi connection

  • Works over 3G/4G and Wi-Fi
  • One charge lasts all day
  • Lightweight yet tough


Take face-to-face payments at the till

  • Works with Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi
  • Fast receipt printing
  • Simple to set up and use


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Designed with small businesses in mind

We transfer your takings the next working day

You don't need to worry about a delayed cash flow when you take card payments with us. We'll transfer your card takings into your business account the next working day. 

We make things easy  

We'll get you set up and using your card machines within just 3 days of sign up. That includes support and guidance, for no added fees. And if you ever have a glitch or need some help, our friendly support team are here to help.

Our tech is simple to use

Taking card payments shouldn't be confusing. Our tech makes your life easier, not harder. It's simple to use, so cashiers feel confident and comfortable taking payments.

We take security seriously 

Our card machines use high-end security that protects customer card data and helps you with your PCI compliance. And because we know compliance documents can be confusing, we can also support you with the whole process, start to finish. 

Our card machines work for you 

Taking payments is a breeze with our reliable and secure card machines for small businesses. They take all card types, including contactless, and you get paid the next working day.

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Which card machine is right for my business?

For small businesses, it's about choosing which card reader works best for you.

A countertop terminal fits neatly on your sales desk, making it ideal for cafés, bars and salons.

If you need to move around a bit more, a portable card machine will let you take card payments up to 100m away from your till – it's really handy for restaurants and hospitality businesses that want to accept payments from guests at their tables.

Need to go further afield? You can get paid anywhere in the UK with a mobile card machine; it's excellent for taxis and couriers. For small businesses taking card payments, we make it simple.

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Need help choosing a card machine?

Our friendly team can help you choose the best card machine for your small business.

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How much does a small business card machine cost?

Because no business is the same, we'll give you a payments service that matches your needs and price it accordingly. You'll never pay more than you should.

When it comes to your monthly rental fee, how much you pay depends on how many card machines you use. Your card processing fees are charged per transaction and based on card types (debit or credit) and your card turnover.

The higher your card turnover, the better your rate is likely to be. If this sounds complicated, don't worry, we make your bill easy to understand.

We'll set you up for free, and we're pretty snappy about it too. We'll get you a card machine in just 3 days. No one does it faster.

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Why wait? Take card payments in just 3 days

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Setting up your card machine is as easy as 1, 2, 3

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Get your free, no-obligation quote

Tell us a bit about you and we’ll quote you based on your business needs.

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Get set up in 3 days

We’ll get you up and running quickly so your customers will be tapping and swiping in a flash.

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Get paid next working day

We transfer your takings to your bank account the next working day.

Card payment machines for small businesses. We make it look simple.

We can get the ball rolling in a matter of minutes. Just tell us a few details about your business and we’ll get you a free quote in no time. Once you’ve got your card machine, take it out of the box and switch it on – you’ll be ready to take cards straight away. If you’ve got any questions or just want a chat, give us a call. We’re always there if you need us.

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Why choose Paymentsense?

Here’s why more than 70,000 small business owners like you use Paymentsense.

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Free to set up

With no set up costs, low monthly rental and transaction rates based on how much you take in card payments, we could save you money.

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Plug in and go

We know time is money, so we never waste yours. You’ll get your card machine in 3 days – just plug it in and you’re off.

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24/7 tech support

Our award-winning tech support team is available 24/7. They’re a friendly bunch whose mission is to make things easy for you.

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Integrated payments lets your card machine and till talk to each other for faster cashing up. And we include it in the price.

Why wait? Take card payments in just 3 days

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Once you've decided the best PDQ machine for your small business:

  1. Fill out our online quote form with a few details about your business
  2. We'll get in touch with you to discuss tailored fees that suit your needs
  3. From sign-up, we'll have you ready and accepting payments within just 3 days

In 2021 there are a lot of options for small businesses to choose from. You often hear card machines called card readers, PDQ machines or card terminals – ultimately, these are the same thing; the device that get you paid. The thing that matters is how you use your card machine and how to tailor it to your customers' needs. 

This means deciding between a countertop, portable or mobile machine. Countertop machines are great for fixed payments from your till, whereas portable devices allow you to take payments up to 100m away from your machine's base – handy for restaurants and those in hospitality. Mobile card machines take it to the next level; they come with a 3G/4G enabled SIM card so you can take payments on the move.

Yes, with a nifty software called integrated payments. It's a simple way for your card machine and your till to talk to each other using secure, cloud-based software. It saves time, has less chance of mistakes, and makes cashing up at the end of the day a breeze. Need more convincing? We're the only ones to not charge you extra for this essential card payments service.

Your card machine is enabled with chip and PIN and contactless, including Apple, Google and Samsung Pay. That means your customers can tap their phone or smart device without having their physical card. You can accept all major credit and debit cards, including Mastercard, Visa, American Express and the Discover Global Network cards, including Diners Club.