In today's industry, Credit Card Processing Machines to fit your business come in many different styles and prices. The type of credit card processing machines that fits your business will be determined by the type of retail business and style of credit card processing you are planning to do.

Business owners with credit card merchant services, who are planning on keying in transactions, will need a secure and safe system without an attached printer, like mobile, wireless or telephone credit card solutions, while merchants who operate a physical retail store will need a system with the capability to produce a receipt. Mobile credit card processing would benefit from a wireless merchant account, provided their processing volume supports the cost of a wireless terminal, and they have adequate cellular coverage in their sales area.

Merchants who use the swipe method along with keying in their credit cards in a small business may benefit from having 2 merchant accounts processing through the same terminal. While this might seem more expensive it is usually a cheaper way to process if the keyed and swiped transactions are equal. There are several credit card terminals that can handle multiple merchant accounts.

An example of when a merchant might want a terminal that can handle multiple merchant accounts is when their type of business serves several merchant accounts. This is common for businesses with contract employees in the field of Massage, Hair Styling and other similar type businesses. Each Stylist or Masseuse would have their own merchant account for their own customers, which will help avoid complicated paperwork at the end of the month.

Internet storeowners and website owners will benefit from our online or ecommerce credit card processing where no equipment or terminals is needed. The same type systems would benefit Global merchants accounts, offshore merchants accounts, and International merchants.


Credit card processing equipment and terminals without printers are often used in mail order or phone in order businesses where the merchant does not need to issue a paper receipt to the customer at the time of sale. They are also used in a mobile environment where the credit card number is called in to a central location and another person keys the number into the credit card machine. This option is very effective for mobile businesses such as landscaping, plumbing, locksmiths, and electrical contractors who do not want to pay the high price of a wireless credit card machine but still need the ability to process a transaction at the time and place of sale. The printer-less credit card machines are the least expensive processing machines available.

Credit card processing equipment and terminals that include an integrated impact or thermal printer are most often used in the retail marketplace. They consist of a single unit that is able to issue a receipt to the customer at the time of the sale as well as process the customer's card. They are slightly more expensive than the credit card processing machines that doesn't have attached printers, but they are still available at a reasonable cost.

Wireless credit card machines are the most advanced credit card processing equipment and terminals available today. Because of their complexity, we have devoted a page specifically for these machines to help provide more in depth information. Please click on the wireless terminals title for more information about this equipment.