App and dashboard features
SumUp’s app for the Air reader is an efficient system for accepting cards and cash, but those looking for a feature-rich point of sale (POS) system will probably struggle with the limitations. Let’s see what SumUp can and cannot do.
Checkout features: The app accepts cash and cards (via SumUp Air) and tips. If the Mobile Payments setting is switched on, you also see options to send a payment link, SMS or QR code through which the customer can pay.
The app does not accept manual card entry, vouchers, cheques or other special payment types. You cannot accept partial payments split between cash and card.
You can, however, now accept SumUp Gift Cards. Customers can purchase these online from a fixed link you can share via social media, text, email or messaging app. The customer then receives the virtual gift card over email.
Taxes can be shown on the receipt, as enabled in your settings. After each transaction, you have the option to send a receipt via email and text or print a paper receipt. A newer handy feature is receipt sharing, enabling you to share the receipt to an app on your – or a nearby – device via the cloud or Bluetooth.