Compare iZettle Friendly EPOS Software Integration
You will be surprised to learn that iZettle isn’t just another ‘Pay as You Go’ card reader. The offering goes beyond the competitive 1.75% for face to face transactions and 2.50% for online, invoicing and SMS link payments.
The capability of the iZettle format goes way beyond what you may expect.
A comprehensive EPOS integration, working with iZettle’s bespoke pricing format the retailer or restaurant owner can easily access preferential rates, through the exclusive Card Industry Professionals partnership. Add in a full EPOS systems from either an integrating partner of iZettle’s or the FREE POS from iZettle themselves Izettle Go.
Rates can go as low as 1.1% for both credit and debit cards processed, depending on turnover and having an industry expert like myself will add benefit either now or in the future when it comes to rate negotiation.
When it comes to POS software and the standard rate 1.75% for face to face sales then a Storekit system could be just be the ticket. If you’re buying the Storekit hardware outright then there won’t be any monthly costs, the 1.75% card transaction starts to become an attractive proposition, flexing and able to move with COVID-19 rules as they’re introduced and finally lifted.
The iZettle offering with no monthly committment allows your ePOS and payments, if forced into a local shut-down will simply hibernate without any charges being applied.
If you’ve already bought into another ePOS provider and happy with the platform, then ou can still integrate iZettle payments with a number of providers. This is a simple process to integrate through your existing ePOS platform back office.
Add in the iZettle recommended StoreKit which includes iPADs, stands, cash draws, receipt printers and kitchen printers then you’re cooking and up and running in a couple of day, literally that quick/ StoreKit is available to purchase outright or with a Card Industry Professional finance plan, costing as little as £35pm for a a full kit.
EPOS providers who integrate iZettle card payments and can be run on Storekit
Practi (owned by JustEat)
iKentoo (owned by Lightspeed)
Kounta (owned by Lightspeed)
Choosing the right POS provider doesn’t have to be a mammoth task but yes this is an important decision for your business. Many have FREE trial periods and it’s worthwhile taking a look around and having a play with a fictitious shop or restaurant. Get a feel for what works and pick one that has easy add-ons that can be easily removed.
The pandemic taught us about customer habits and the challenges that a pub or restaurant faced were really testing for most. The POS providers really pulled out the stops with Take-Away and online ordering platforms, look for a provider that was proactive and developed platforms when the chips were down!
Tracy advises SMEs and Enterprise business owners on how to optimise customer payments with cost effective merchant services such as card machines and online gateways, along with EPOS integration where required.
Tracy also leads a team of Card Industry sales professionals in the Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Welsh Borders.