Take payment using the SumUp Air

  1. Open the "Checkout" tab on the SumUp App.

  2. Enter the transaction amount (minimum £1.00) or choose an item from your item catalogue. You can also type in a description of the transaction in the corresponding field.

  3. When you’re done, press “Charge”. Your Air Card Reader will automatically turn on and connect to your device. Having issues? Check out our troubleshooting guide for help.

  4. Now your customer can either:

    • Pay with a contactless/NFC card by tapping it on the top of the card reader. After tapping the onto the reader you'll hear a beep and the 4 LEDs will light up, signalling a successful transaction.

    • Pay with chip by inserting the card into the top of the card reader (chip end first with the front of the card facing towards you).

  5. Next, they have to authorise the transaction. This can be done by entering their PIN, or by signing the screen when requested and then pressing the green tick.

    Note: Your card reader and app will display a notification to confirm that the transaction was successful.

  6. If you want, you can now send a receipt to your customer by entering their email address or mobile number into the corresponding field. You also have the option to connect to a printer and print a receipt via a mobile printer or AirPrint/Google Cloud Print.

Congratulations! You just successfully accepted payment with the SumUp Air!

⇨ You can also keep track of cash payments using SumUp and use your SumUp Card Reader abroad.