If your business needs a card machine for only a limited period of time – for a trade show or for the end of the year holiday season, for example – you may want to consider renting a credit card machine. Rental options apply to both fixed and mobile card terminals. The costs of setting up card payment terminals can be high if equipment is purchased outright. Many businesses, however, find that it is more cost effective to rent terminals on monthly contracts. This is especially true for occasional or seasonal traders, start-ups, merchants selling at occasional trade shows or small businesses who wish to trial taking card payments.
- What are the basic costs of operating a card machine?
- What financing options are available for credit card terminals?
- What is a reasonable price to pay for a credit card terminal?