SumUp Solo is an interesting card machine built for card payments that don’t require integration with a POS system. It works well for simple transactions where you just enter a payment total, not itemised receipts linked to a food menu or inventory library.
It’s fundamentally different from its predecessor SumUp 3G because of its touchscreen and compact design, but they are equally basic in their features. If you want more advanced features, you may consider SumUp Air that connects with POS systems – but Air doesn’t work on its own.
With Solo, you can truly use it solo, anywhere with a mobile connection or wireless internet. The accompanying stand makes it great for, say, hairdressers and pop-up shops with a counter, and the tipping options are advantageous for hospitality and professional services.
Last but not least: the lack of monthly fees, commitment and complicated costs is attractive for a card reader. The upfront cost is low compared to traditional card machines, and the fixed rate competitive below a monthly turnover of £5,000.