Our rating(4.5/5)
SumUp Air is an easy-to-use card reader with an affordable, flat card rate.
SumUp Air is a compact, low-cost card reader for contactless and chip card payments. It works in conjunction with a mobile app and is super-easy to get started with. The only ongoing cost is a 1.69% transaction fee.
  • Highs: Easy to use. Low price. Affordable, fixed transaction rate. No ongoing costs or contractual commitment.
  • Lows: Not that many app features. No phone support in the evening.
  • Buy if: You need an affordable and easy solution for taking card payments.

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Best price for Mobile Transaction readers

Get a SumUp Air card reader for just £29 + VAT. No monthly fees or contract. Free delivery in 4-5 days.

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The lowdown

SumUp’s wireless Air card reader connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth, processing card payments securely over the internet. Transactions are stored in the cloud, allowing real-time access to sales from the backend dashboard.

Accepted cards

VisaVisa ElectronV PayMastercardMaestroAmerican ExpressUnion PayDiners ClubDiscoverContactlessApple PayGoogle Pay

The card reader accepts chip (PIN or sign) and contactless NFC payments from any credit or debit cards with the Visa, V Pay, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Diners Club, UnionPay and Discover logo displayed. Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted too.

SumUp is a no-fuss service with only the essential tools needed to take face-to-face payments easily with no contractual obligation. You just sign up (takes 5-10 minutes), purchase the card reader and pay a fixed-rate transaction fee. There are no hidden fees and no monthly fixed costs.

Having merged with Payleven, SumUp rivals iZettle and Square and offers more competitive rates than PayPal Here.

Photo: Emily Sorensen (ES), Mobile Transaction