Accepting NFC payments; Google and Apple Pay

Your SumUp Card Reader can accept contactless payments, using near field communication (NFC).

This enables you to accept payments by tapping the contactless card flat onto the upper half of the card reader. The same applies to the use of Wallet Apps, such as Google Pay or Apple Pay.*

After tapping the card, your customer's phone or any compatible device onto the reader, you will hear a beep and the 4 LEDs will light up, signalling a successful transfer.


Transactions of £30/€30 or less normally don’t need to be authorised, but as soon as the amount is larger, your customer will need to authorise the transaction via PIN or signature. (This limit is set by the bank of the cardholder and can vary from bank to bank.)

Cards that offer a contactless payment option are recognizable by this logo:


What are the fees for contactless transactions?

Contactless transactions are processed in the same way as credit cards. Therefore, the same fees apply for contactless as well as Chip and PIN transactions.



*WalletApps can only be used with SumUp devices if the card saved in the App is acceptable with our services.

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