Alternatives to myPOS Go
Not many merchant service providers in the UK offer a card reader like myPOS Go, because cheap card readers usually require an app connection, and the standalone card machines tend to cost over £100-£200 each. myPOS Go is both cheap and works independently – an anomaly of sorts.
The closest alternatives in terms of cost and utility are offered by Square, Zettle and SumUp. Square Reader is the cheapest, but requires an app and has no PIN pad (this is displayed in the app). Zettle Reader is similarly cheap and require an app, and has a physical PIN pad. SumUp Solo is the most comparable device, low cost with its own sim card. Normally myPOS Go would be available for an even more competitive price.
myPOS does offer another standalone, compact terminal called myPOS Slim. Instead of a physical keypad, it has a touchscreen and app features built in, as well as a built-in barcode scanner (but no printer). This is considerably more expensive at £189 + VAT.
Alternatively, the myPOS Glass app allows you to accept contactless cards via your Android smartphone, not iPhone. This way, you don’t have to purchase a card machine, but it does rely on customers having to use contactless tap and not chip and PIN.