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Best Credit Card Readers

Updated December 2018
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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    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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