Rapyd deep dive: How to choose the best card machine designed for your retail needs.

At A Glance: 

  • Streamline your retail business’s payment process, enhance sales, and provide a seamless checkout experience with card machines.
  • Discover the transformative impact of the card machines offered by Rapyd, specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of retail businesses.
  • We can guide you to the best card machine solution tailored to your business needs, ensuring a significant boost in efficiency and customer satisfaction. Contact us

The first thing to consider when looking for a card machine to support your retail business is the type that will best suit your needs. There are countertop card machines (traditional credit card machines), portable card machines and mobile card machines. Each has its own set of advantages and is designed to cater to different types of businesses.

Rapyd offers a variety of card machines designed to meet the unique needs of retail businesses. These card machines come in three main types: 

There’s more to consider. When choosing a retail card machine, it’s also important to think about features, security and customer support. And any payment terminal is only as good as the processing solution that you use with it. 

Rapyd offers a complete payment solution that lets European and U.K. merchants accept payments in-store and offers a payment gateway solution online from a single provider with built-in security, merchant services and outstanding support.  

Features and Benefits

Rapyd offers card machines from two of the world’s top providers, PAX and Ingenico.

PAX Card Machines

PAX is a global leader in providing payment technology and solutions that streamline transactions. PAX offers a variety of terminals ideal for fixed, wifi and mobile use. Their PAXSTORE marketplace offers over 2,400 Android-based apps that allow businesses to customize their terminals to suit their specific needs. With the PAX A80 and A920Pro, businesses get a secure, versatile and customizable POS payment solution. 

What Customers Think About PAX Terminals

Ever since using the PAX terminal, Haxey Gate Inn is able to provide a higher standard of service to its customers, thanks to having more time to dedicate to building customer relations. Here’s what they said: 

“The PAX payment terminals have sped up our serving time to customers copious amounts, especially on a Sunday, our busiest time of the week. It’s really easy to use, with all members of staff happy and confident in using them. It’s a huge relief to be able to focus on the business and the customers, as opposed to worrying about finances!”

Ingenico Card Machines

Ingenico’s Move series of card machines, including the Move/3500, and Move/5000, allow businesses to create mobile and fixed points of sale and offer payment flexibility to their customers. The Move series is built on Ingenico’s TETRA platform, ensuring secure and reliable transactions. They are easy to transport and come with full connectivity options, making them ideal for delivery, taxi services, loyalty programs, home services, click & collect, and stock inventory management.

Here’s A Look At The Pax And Ingenico Card Machines Rapyd Offers

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Pax A920 Pro

Pax A920 Pro

The A920 is a sleek, modern mobile device that brings together the best of tablets and powerful payment terminals, all in a design that’s stylish and secure. The A920 is a tool that adapts to the demands of any retail or hospitality environment, with an integrated camera, a high-speed thermal printer, and a battery that’s ready to go the distance. 


  • Android
  • Cortex A53 processor
  • 5.5″ touchscreen
  • 4G + WiFi + Bluetooth
  • Contactless, chip & PIN, magstripe
  • PIN on glass technology
  • Front/rear camera & scanner
  • Battery
  • Printer
  • PCI PTS 5.x or 6.x
Pax A80 card machine

Pax A80

The PAX A80  is a versatile device that’s as comfortable on the countertop as it is on the move indoors. Its reliable, peak performance runs on full connectivity which ensures swift and secure payments even in the thick of the busiest hours.


  • Android 6.0, 7.1 or 10.0
  • Cortex A53 processor
  • 4″ HD touchscreen
  • 4G/3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, wired
  • Contactless, chip & PIN, magstripe
  • Keypad
  • Camera
  • Optional battery
  • Printer
  • PCI PTS 5.x or 6.x
Ingenico move 3500 card machine

Ingenico Move 3500

Accept any form of payment, from any location, at any time. The Move/3500’s hyper-connected terminals make NFC payments as simple as a tap, turning your Point of Sale into a hub of seamless consumer experiences.


  • Telium TETRA
  • Cortex A5 processor
  • 3.2” display
  • WAN, LAN, 4G/3G, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Contactless, chip & PIN, magstripe
  • Keypad
  • Battery
  • Printer
  • PCI PTS 5.x
Igenico move 500 card machine

Ingenico Move 5000

Ingenico’s Move/500 backs a multitude of alternative payment methods, ensuring you’re geared up for every transaction. It’s a solution crafted to pace with your business so you can embrace any form of payment, from any corner of the globe, at any moment. Its interconnected terminals simplify NFC payments to a mere tap while fortifying security With PCI PTS compliance. 


  • Telium TETRA
  • Cortex A5 processor
  • 3.5″ touchscreen
  • LAN, 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Contactless, chip & PIN, magstripe
  • Keypad
  • Camera (4G only)
  • Battery
  • Printer
  • PCI PTS 6.x and 5.x

Customer Support

Managing card machines while running a business shouldn’t be stressful. It’s important to have the support you need when you need it. Rapyd also offers excellent customer support for their point-of-sale customers. Whether you prefer to pick up the phone or fill out an online form, you’ll have help every step of the way. 


Finding a card machine that ticks all the boxes is easy with  Rapyd’s Point-of-Sale (POS) solution that has your business covered and provides competitive pricing, excellent customer support and state-of-the-art security features.

At the end of the business day, the best card machine for retail is one that fits your specific needs. Let Rapyd help you get the right fit.

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