How to Rent Credit Card Machine for a Day

Portable card terminals allow sellers to increase revenue because they are able to cater to customers who do not carry cash. However, not everyone with something to sell will need a terminal over an extended period of time although access to one when needed can be a great asset. Luckily, it is possible to rent a credit card machine for a day so that you can have it only on the occasions that you need it.

Renting A Credit Card Machine for a Day

Step 1:

Select a company and choose the solution for you.

Step 2:

Organize the delivery so you get the machine at least the day before your event or at a safe enough time.

Step 3:

Use and return the machine as per your agreement.

There are many companies that rent card machines however, most of them have a minimum rental period that is more than a single day and some require a long-term merchant account. You will therefore need to locate a service that offers one-day rental along with a hassle-free temporary merchant account. Once you locate suitable companies go ahead and do a price comparison, look at shipping policies and ask about the type of support being offered so you can select the best option.

Things to Consider

Look at the size of the event, the anticipated sales/transactions, number of sellers/operators and the time it will end so that you will have a clearer idea of how many machines to get. Next, it is always best to choose a service that offers 100% self-sustained machines so you will not need any kind of equipment to make your rental work. Failing this be sure to find out what you will need (for example Wi-Fi or a power source).

You will also need to print receipts so check if you will get rolls of paper or if you have to buy. Also, if you will be given rolls free of cost will the quantity be enough based on the scale of the event? Other considerations include the date of your event versus the company’s shipping timetable and possible training if you do not know how to use the rental. You also need to be clear on the types of credit cards you will be able to process and if you can take debit cards as well.

Reasons to Rent Credit Card Machines For a Day

There are a number of reasons to rent a credit card machine for a day. In fact, many persons find innovative ways to use them throughout the year. These include:

  • Yard/garage sales
  • Conventions
  • Charity balls or other charity events
  • Seasonal businesses such as mother’s day and father’s day gift stands or any kind of one day sale event.
  • Expos
  • Trade shows
  • A bake sale
  • Donation drives


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