Best Credit Card Readers

Updated April 2019
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Good credit card readers make the point-of-sale process quick and easy for customers and employees. Reading the card is only a part of the value. Connected with mobile payment services and business software, credit card readers allow businesses to keep track of sales and profits automatically and accurately. When looking at credit card reader options, you will find three different reading technologies. The magnetic strip is the most basic form, but modern cards often come with built-in chips that are more secure. Some are even NFC enabled, meaning they can pass information wirelessly from a simple scan. For the best results, look at readers with all three detection capabilities.

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