Credit Card Merchant Machines
There are several models and prices of credit card merchant machines today. The machine a merchant needs is determined by the type of business, and the style of credit card processing required. Popular brands of credit card merchant machines include Verifone, Hypercom, and Lipman.
Most merchants planning on keying in their transaction would need credit card merchant machines without an attached printer, while merchants who operate a retail store would need credit card merchant machines with an integrated printer. Many mobile businesses would benefit from wireless credit card merchant machines, providing that their processing volume supports the cost of the wireless terminal, and there is network coverage, as well.
But, there are also several credit card merchant machines that can handle multiple merchant accounts, including the Nurit 2085, Nurit 3020, Nurit 3010, Nurit 8000, Omni 3750, Omni 3740, and the Verifone Tranz 380×2.
Credit card merchant machines without printers are used when the merchant does not need to issue a paper receipt to his customer at the time of sale, and in a mobile environment where the credit card number is called in to a central location and the number is keyed into the credit card merchant machines. This option is for mobile businesses that do not want to pay the high price of a wireless credit card machine but still need the ability to process a transaction at the time and place of sale. The printer-less credit card merchant machines are the least expensive machines available, ranging from $200.00 – $500.00; popular credit card merchant machines in this category are the Verifone Tranz 330 and Verifone Tranz 380.
On the other hand, credit card merchant machines with a printer are common in the retail marketplace: a single unit to issue a receipt to the customer at the sale, and to process the customer’s card. They are slightly more expensive than the credit card merchant machines without printers, but at reasonable cost. The price range for credit card merchant machines with a built-in printer ranges from $275 to $900, depending on the model. They also feature PINpads, to accept debit cards: an all-in-one solution for your processing needs. The most popular credit card merchant machines of this type include the Hypercom T7 Plus, the Nurit 20855, and the Verifone Omni 3200se.