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How To Get An EFTPOS Machine

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An EFTPOS machine is business critical. However, for many business owners who are pondering how to get an EFTPOS machine, the process might seem overwhelming. Once upon a time, it was. But at Smartpay, we’ve made it easy for you to get EFTPOS payment-ready in three simple steps: 

  1. apply over the phone
  2. wait for your EFTPOS machine to arrive within the week
  3. switch on your EFTPOS machine and start taking payments.

We explain the process of getting an EFTPOS machine to help you get your payment solution sorted.

First, Do Your Research

EFTPOS machines often have many different features, such as surcharge options, tipping and cash out, integration with POS systems and even physical features like portability. Before you think about how to get an EFTPOS machine, first think about the features you need in that EFTPOS machine. 

Some questions to consider are:

  • What are the costs of the EFTPOS terminal, including upfront costs, monthly rental, transaction fees and cancellation costs?
  • What cards do I want to accept with the EFTPOS terminal? What about digital wallet payments, Apple Pay and Google Pay?
  • Can I integrate the EFTPOS terminal with my point of sale (POS) system?
  • How will I connect the EFTPOS terminal to the internet?
  • Is the machine portable if I need to use it on the go?

When you do your research on different EFTPOS providers, keep these questions in mind to be sure you find the right EFTPOS machine for your needs.

Smartpay EFTPOS Terminals

Smartpay EFTPOS Terminals come with a wide variety of features that suit any kind of business or transaction process. 

Smartpay accepts usual card payments, including Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS, but it also offers contactless payments made through mobile payment formats, including Google Pay and Apple Pay. This is ideal for customers who don’t carry physical wallets or cards and improves customer accessibility and user experience.

Smartpay terminals also have the option to be integrated with certain point of sale (POS) systems. This allows you to send the purchase amount directly from the POS to the EFTPOS machine, for a smoother and more efficient checkout process.

Other Smartpay EFTPOS Terminal features include:

  • cash out
  • tipping
  • mail/phone order (MOTO)
  • refunds
  • built-in Telstra SIM card for constant connectivity.

With Smartpay, the upfront set-up fee of $90 is waived and is only payable if you choose to leave Smartpay within the first 12 months. 

Smartpay Zero Cost™ EFTPOS is a popular option that allows you to pass merchant fees on to your customers in a fair, reasonable and transparent way. You save on merchant fees and your customers save because you’re able to keep your costs lower. As long as your terminal processes $10,000 of card transactions in any given month, you also won’t pay for terminal rental. If you don’t meet the threshold for the month you simply pay $34.95 (plus GST) for that month per terminal. 

How To Get An EFTPOS Machine In Three Easy Steps

When you know what you need, the team at Smartpay is here to help you through the process of getting an EFTPOS machine. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1: Apply

When you speak with one of our EFTPOS Payment Specialists, they’ll take you through the application process. If you have any questions about Smartpay or our terminals, now’s the time to ask. You can call our team on 1800 574 999 during business hours or complete our simple form and a Payment Specialist will give you a call.

Step 2: Wait (Less Than A Week)

Once the application is complete over the phone, we’ll dispatch your terminal to your door to arrive within a week.

Step 3: Switch On

When your EFTPOS terminal arrives, switch it on and start taking payments. We’re here to support you every step of the way with our local 24/7 technical helpdesk team. Our solutions are simple, flexible, plug-and-play options that get you up and running faster.

Want to know more about surcharging?

If you’re keen to learn more about how surcharging on EFTPOS works and what you could save, get in touch with the team at Smartpay. We’re here to take the hassle out of payments and save you money in the process. 

Say Goodbye to EFTPOS Bills or Contact Sales on 1800 574 999

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