A portable card machine is simply a handheld card machine that uses wireless technology, so you don’t have to be tied to your till to take payments.
With a portable card machine, you can accept payments anywhere on your premises within Wi-Fi range, be it tableside, outside, along the bar, or from the queue.
Meet Clover Flex – our multi-purpose portable card machine that’s ideal for all kinds of small and medium-sized businesses, from retail to hospitality and leisure, and everything in between.
Clover Flex is the all-in-one, full-featured portable card machine designed to give you and your customers the ultimate flexibility. Experience cutting-edge technology in a single portable device and free up your mind, your hands, and your countertop for the things that really matter.
With Clover Flex, you get everything you need to run your business right in the palm of your hand. Give your customers the flexibility to pay in a variety of ways, process payments securely on-the-go, and supercharge your business with a wide range of business management apps.
Now you can manage staff schedules, keep track of your inventory, and get valuable business insights and robust reports, all from one nifty POS device.
Our dynamic Clover POS payment solutions give you top-notch tools to help you run your business with peace of mind.
Be it chip and PIN, contactless, or mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, Clover POS solutions allow you to securely accept all payment types and keep your customers coming back for more.
Receive regular free cloud-based software updates to keep your business running smoothly and securely. Plus, benefit from customisable apps and accessories to manage your unique business needs.
Boost your business success with actionable insights and robust reporting that provides real-time data about sales and revenue, as well as best-selling items and customer trends.
Get over-and-above UK-based support and receive help with everything from setting up your Clover, to troubleshooting assistance.
"I can see how much money we've taken, how much coffee we've sold… I can see, basically, everything – and most of it I do directly from my phone."
You can start your order for a Flex right here right now, which means you'll be up and selling with it in no time.
A portable card machine allows you to process credit and debit card payments away from one fixed location. Once a portable card machine is connected to the specified Wi-Fi, it will work anywhere within that Wi-Fi range.
You can use a portable card machine in the same way you would use a stationary, countertop card machine; the main difference is that it’s portable and can be used anywhere within the connected Wi-Fi range. Simply insert (chip and PIN) or tap (contactless) a credit or debit card, and voila, the payment is processed as normal.
The price of a portable card machine can vary quite a bit and usually depend on factors such as the machine’s specific features, as well as the company from which you purchase.
To charge your Clover Flex handset, simply plug the power brick into the charging cradle, attach the power cord to the power brick, then plug the power cord into your chosen power source. Next, dock the device on the charging cradle. Be sure to charge the handset for at least 30 minutes before use.
A portable card machine works by connecting to a specified Wi-Fi and functioning from anywhere within the Wi-Fi’s range. A mobile card machine, on the other hand, connects wirelessly to the strongest GPRS signal available through a SIM card, much like a mobile phone does.
The types of businesses that can benefit from a portable card machine are those that trade “on-the-move” from locations with an accessible Wi-Fi signal. This could include pubs, bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, salons, and spas, to name a few.
The best portable card machine for a small business is one that’s powerful, convenient, easy to use, and packed full of supportive apps. The Clover Flex is a dynamic portable card machine that includes all these features, as well as many others.
Set up a customisable hosted payment page or integrate our API directly into your website and app. We make it quick and easy with dedicated customer support.
Log in to your Virtual Terminal and start taking payments over the phone instantly. There's nothing to set up and all your customers need are their debit or credit cards.
Send your customers a payment link via pretty much any channel to any connected device, they click on it and pay you. It's as simple as that.