The card reader connects via Bluetooth with a compatible iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet with the iZettle Go app installed. You enter the fare amount in the app, and the card reader switches on, ready to accept a contactless or chip and PIN payment.
Receipts are sent via email or text from the app, but it’s also possible to connect a mobile receipt printer for paper receipts.
The payment app functions like a simple point of sale (POS) system, with extra features like email invoices and tipping. You can also send payment links via text message or social media, which could be used to secure an advance payment from a taxi booking. All remote and keyed-in card payments incur a higher fee, namely 2.5%.
iZettle’s customer service team is only available on weekdays between 9am and 5pm.