How does it compare to other solutions?
Like SumUp and Square, MobileMerchant eliminates the need for a contract, monthly fees and minimum sales volume. But it falls short when it comes to fee rates and the quality of the product.
The €19 price makes the card reader cost similar to other options in the market.
On the other hand, Elavon’s transaction fees are the same or most expensive among the competitors in Ireland:
- SumUp charges 1.69% for all card reader payments
- Square charges 1.75% + VAT for all card reader payments
MyPOS charges less for domestic, EEA and UK cards (1.69%) plus €0.05 per transaction, but their fee is higher for other cards (2.89% plus €0.05).
What’s more critical, SumUp and Square apps are much more frequently updated, so the software works consistently.
No Irish reviews are currently available on the App Store or Google Play Store. But most UK user reviews about MobileMerchant complain about the app not working or being buggy, rendering the card reader useless for payments. This rarely happens with the above competitors.