Wednesday, April 06, 2016

iZettle Announce Their Contactless Payment Bundle.

The background

Transport for London (TfL) and Mayor Boris Johnson MP announced in November 2015 that new regulations will be imposed upon the licensed cab drivers of London. From October 2016, TfL say they will be mandating the acceptance of cards payments. 

But cabs also need to accept contactless payments from Apple Pay, Google Wallet and others. Existing chip and pin machines without contactless acceptance will be defunct.

According to the TfL regulation, any authorised Card Reader must be used together with a receipt printer, and both devices must be fixed in the cab. Why they want to impose this type of expense on drivers is anyone's guess.

To make this as easy as possible, iZettle have partnered with Unique Secure to develop a practical mount for the card reader by the passenger compartment and a Bluetooth Star Printer option for receipt printing. 

The contactless payment bundle

iZettle have put together a TfL approved contactless payment bundle, that has been tailor-made for cab drivers.

It includes a countactless reader, as well as a receipt printer and two mounts. If you already have the Card Reader Pro Contactless, you may choose to only buy the mounts and the receipt printer.

You can choose to pay £299 + VAT up front for the whole bundle. You can pay for the bundle later if you wish, through an increased transaction fee for a fixed period of time. 

Please note that iZettle's Card Reader Lite, will no longer be accepted by TfL come October.