They are all wireless and portable, ideal on the go. SumUp Solo comes with a stand that’s ideal for a countertop. You can buy Plus on its own or with a counter stand as well, which will cost more. SumUp Pro cannot be purchased with a stand.
The app-based SumUp Plus reader has a wipeable, flat keypad and long battery life at 500 transactions from a full charge.
Payments can only happen while connected via Bluetooth to a mobile device running the SumUp App, so you do need an iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone or tablet too.
Credit card processing is straightforward. An amount is first entered in the app, or you can add products from a simple inventory library in the app to the bill.
After picking ‘card reader’ as the payment method, the customer can dip an EMV card into the reader – or swipe a magnetic stripe card – and confirm with a signature on the cell phone or tablet screen, or a PIN code on the terminal keypad. More simply, tap a contactless card or smartphone an inch or two from the reader to complete the transaction.