When choosing a card reader, there are several things to consider. The first is the features you need for your business. Some features, such as invoicing and inventory management, might be must-have features while others, such as the ability to accept Apple Pay or Android Pay, might be nice to haves.
Another thing to consider is the type of business you have. If you run an online-based business, you might not need a card reader with all the bells and whistles that a brick-and-mortar business requires. Conversely, if you have an ecommerce store that occasionally sells in-person, such as at a market, you might want a card reader that offers omnichannel features, such as the ability to sell online or through a mobile terminal.
Finally, you’ll want to consider the fees associated with each card reader. Some card readers have monthly fees while others have per-transaction fees. You’ll also want to consider whether you need a card reader that supports multiple currencies as there are several options that only work with U.S. currency.