MobileMerchant falls far short of the alternatives available on the UK. Other mobile card readers like SumUp use more advanced Bluetooth technologies, preserving battery life, but that’s not the main issue – for most people, the main issue is the price.
When compared to the other key players, Elavon MobileMerchant is the most expensive cashless tool for merchants, even though it provides the same features that others provide for less money. In other words, we don’t see much reason to choose MobileMerchant over the cheaper options that generally provide a better service, more cutting-edge solutions, and lower fees.
If you need a virtual terminal on top of a mobile card machine and seriously need 24/7 customer support too, it may be worth considering this package, since you get a virtual terminal included without the monthly fees typically charged for virtual terminals.
However, the transaction fee is 3.75% for Elavon’s virtual terminal, which is higher than Square’s 2.5% and SumUp’s 2.95% + 25p fees, both of whom don’t charge monthly fees for their virtual terminals either. But then, MobileMerchant has round-the-clock phone support, which can’t be said of the other options.
To sum up: