A portable card machine is simply a handheld card machine that uses wireless technology, so you don’t have to be tied to your till to take payments.
With a portable card machine, you can accept payments anywhere on your premises within Wi-Fi range, be it tableside, outside, at the bar, or from the queue.
Which portable card machine is right for my business?
Meet Clover Flex – our multi-purpose portable card machine that’s ideal for all kinds of small and medium-sized businesses, from retail to hospitality and leisure, and everything in between.
Clover Flex is the all-in-one, full-featured portable card machine designed to give you and your customers the ultimate flexibility. Experience cutting-edge technology in a single portable device which enables you to focus on the things that really matter.
How can Clover Flex help me run my business?
With Clover Flex, you get everything you need to run your business in the palm of your hand. Give your customers the flexibility to pay in a variety of ways, process payments securely on-the-go, and supercharge your business with a wide range of business management apps.
Now you can manage staff schedules, keep track of your inventory, and get valuable business insights and robust reports, all from one device.
Be it chip and PIN, contactless, or mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, Clover allows you to securely accept all major payment types and keep your customers coming back
Receive regular free cloud-based software updates to keep your business running smoothly. Plus, manage unique business needs with customisable apps and accessories
Boost your business success with actionable insights and robust reporting that provides real-time data about sales and revenue, as well as best-selling items and customer trends
Get UK-based support and receive help with everything from setting up your Clover, to troubleshooting assistance. Our experts are here to discuss your needs
Start your order for a Flex right here right now, which means you'll be up and running in no time.
A portable card machine allows you to process credit and debit card payments away from one fixed location. Once a portable card machine is connected to the specified Wi-Fi, it will work anywhere within that Wi-Fi range.
You can use a portable card machine in the same way you would use a stationary, countertop card machine; the main difference is that it’s portable and can be used anywhere within the connected Wi-Fi range or with 4G LTE. Simply insert (chip and PIN) or tap (contactless) a credit or debit card, or device and the payment is processed as normal.
To charge your Clover Flex handset, simply plug the device into the charging cradle. Be sure to charge the handset for at least 30 minutes before use.
A portable card machine works by connecting to a specified Wi-Fi and functioning from anywhere within the Wi-Fi’s range. A mobile card machine, on the other hand, connects wirelessly to the strongest signal available through a SIM card. Clover Flex allows you to do both.
The types of businesses that can benefit from a portable card machine are those that trade 'on-the-go' from locations with an accessible Wi-Fi signal. This could include pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, and spas, to name a few.
The best portable card machine for a small business is one that’s powerful, convenient, easy to use, and packed full of supportive apps. The Clover Flex is a dynamic portable card machine that includes all these features, as well as many others.