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What are the benefits of Chip and PIN machines for small business?

Chip and PIN machines allow even small businesses to offer customers the convenience of paying for purchases with debit and credit cards.

Around 95% of the population uses either debit or credits or both – and for small businesses, accepting card payments with  Chip and PIN machines  can make a huge difference to turnover, as well as increasing footfall and speeding up transactions, with no more impatient customers walking out through the door because of queues at the till.

  • Retail premises

Kiosks, bakeries and patisseries, small butchers and fishmongers, newsagents, card shops, corner shops, pop up shops, vintage shops, small antique dealers, secondhand shops

  • Mobile businesses and sole traders

Window cleaners, hairdressers, beauticians, locksmiths, plumbers, gardeners, private tutors, builders, trades people, craft workers, drivers, cab services, car hire, entertainers, card readers and psychics, personal trainers, sports coaches, caterers


  • Hospitality businesses

Small restaurants, guest houses, cafes, bars, sandwich bars and kiosks, tea shops, pop up restaurants, burger vans, ice cream vans, fish and chip shops

  • Leisure businesses

Beauticians, tanning salons, hairdressers, health spas, chiropractors, osteopaths, sports masseurs, physiotherapists, dance schools, sports centres

  • Open air businesses

Market traders, car boot dealers, gardeners, construction/building trades, window cleaners, farm shops, roadside cafes and traders, fruit picking sites, caravan parks, beach traders and kiosks.

Chip and PIN card machines for small business may include countertop (fixed) solutions, as well as portable (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS) card processors, which can operate at restaurants tables or different areas of a business premises.

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