The SumUp 3G Card Reader, crafted for merchants who prefer a standalone device for accepting debit and credit card payments, is our latest offering. It does not require a mobile phone or tablet to accept card payments as it utilises the unlimited data included in the device to establish a network connection to process payments.

setupicon1.png 3G Card Reader Setup: A Step-by-Step Guide
To begin accepting card payments with your new 3G Card Reader, you must first set it up. Fortunately, the process is quick and easy—just follow these instructions:

  1. Make sure that you have completed your SumUp account registration by logging in online at as this is necessary to begin accepting payments.
  2. Turn on the device by pressing the power button.
  3. Select your preferred language for your device.
  4. Once a connection has been established, please enter the email and password associated with your SumUp account by entering them on the touchscreen. Note: You can also use the buttons on the device to enter numbers if you wish.
  5. The reader will take you to a screen which will say, “Please enter amount”. Enter an amount (minimum £1.00 / €1.00) and press the green tick to accept your first transaction with the reader.

And that’s it! You may now enjoy accepting card payments with your 3G reader. 

cardpay.png  Accept Card Payments

Now that your 3G Card Reader has been set up, you can begin accepting card payments. It’s simple. See the following steps:

  1. Turn on your 3G Card Reader. You should be automatically logged in once you have entered your credentials during the card reader setup.
  2. Enter the transaction amount and press the green tick.
  3. Have the customer pay once “Please tap” appears on the screen by:
    • Tapping their NFC-enabled card on the reader’s screen, or
    • Inserting their chip card in the bottom of the reader, or
    • Swiping their magstripe card at the top of the reader.
  4. If prompted, have the customer authorise the payment by entering their PIN or by signing the screen when requested, before pressing the green tick.
  5. You should then see the notification “Send receipt”. Underneath this select a receipt option: “No receipt”, “Email receipt” or “SMS receipt”. Depending on their receipt preference, ask the customer to enter their email or mobile number.

Done! Now you’re ready for the next transaction.

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