We offer three types of eftpos terminal – mobile, wi-fi and desktop. So which one is right for you?
The answer depends on where you will be using it.
These units have a built-in SIM card and connect to Paymark through the cellphone network. They can be used anywhere there is cellphone reception, either Vodafone or Spark.
They are also battery powered so that you can operate independently anywhere. You could even process money in a moving car if you needed to.
They have what is, in effect, a stripped down cellphone inside them and thus are the most expensive option.
These connect to Paymark through a wi-fi network. They are most suited to fixed locations such as shops or offices where you have a wi-fi network available and have administrator permission to join it.
If you need to work away from your fixed base, however, you can connect them through the hotspot on your mobile phone.
And don’t worry they use only a tiny amount of data. You’ll hardly notice a change in your data usage.
As a general rule we do not recommend wi-fi units for short term hires because people often find they have difficulty in getting into the available networks. That’s not caused by any problem with the machine – it’s usually because many networks require administrator permission to join and if the admin is not available the hirer is in real trouble.
If the unit is to be used in one fixed location and you have a wi-fi router reasonably close to where it will be positioned then this is the cheapest option.
They connect through a LAN cable to your wi-fi router.
There is a problem, however. Often the router is at a distance from the machine’s location which therefore requires a long LAN cable. The cost of cabling to the unit may mean that it is more cost-effective to opt for the wi-fi version. The cost of cabling is not included in any of our pricing.
Hope this helps you figure out what will be best for your application but please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss the finer points of your requirements.
Phone 09-625-6469 or 021-175-2309.
The rates quoted here are current.