Having issues with your new SumUp account or card reader? Here are answers to the most common questions we get from new SumUp members.
I received my card reader—what do I do next?
- Learn how to connect your reader to your device here
With those steps done, you should be ready to start accepting transactions! When you’re ready, you can also set up additional SumUp features to make the most of your new account, including:
- Create employee accounts for your team
- Adding products and prices within your SumUp app
- Learn how to access and manage your sales on your SumUp account
I’m not sure how to use my card reader
When you first receive your SumUp Card Reader, you’ll have to wirelessly connect it with a compatible smartphone or tablet device. (You can learn how to do this here) After that initial set up, your card reader will automatically turn on every time you open the SumUp App and you log in to your account. When it turns on, the LED lights will flash on quickly and then turn off. After that, one LED light will flash every 4 seconds to show that the reader is turned on. You can learn more about the card reader device here.
No cords needed! The SumUp Card Reader connects to the SumUp App wirelessly via Bluetooth, no cords needed. You can learn how to connect your device to your app here. (The cord that comes with the reader is only used to charge the reader when the battery is low.)
No, your SumUp Card Reader should arrive fully charged! However, we do recommend you charge your reader at least once a month to maintain the battery life. Learn more about how and when to charge the reader here.
This is the Power button. However, thanks to the reader’s integration with the SumUp App, you should only have to use this button rarely! You can use this button to check your reader’s battery life, or on the very rare occasion that you would need to restart your card reader. Read more about how and why to restart your reader here.
The 4 blue lights on the bottom of the SumUp Card Reader represent different notifications at different times. You can read more about the notifications here.
I tried a transaction, but my app says “Transaction Failed”
If yes, your account might still be processing. Please wait for 2 hours until the processing is complete and try again!
The SumUp Card Reader requires a stable WiFi or data connection, so make sure to check that the signal on your smartphone or tablet is working.
You’ll need to have the most up-to-date iOS or Android SumUp App in order to process transactions. You can learn how to update your SumUp App here.
A low battery level can sometimes cause connectivity issues. Press down the power button (located on the side of the device) once and release it quickly. Each LED light that turns on represents approximately 25% power. If only one or two light turns on, we recommend charging your device to make sure everything functions smoothly. Plus, you can still accept transactions while the device is charging! Learn more about charging your device here.