Are you looking for the best card machine in South Africa? As a Digital Marketer, I get asked a lot, “What is the best credit card machine for small businesses in South Africa?” So let me answer that in this post.
The business landscape is changing, Customer needs are changing, so are methods of payment. Most customers are now making payments with both credit and debit cards and if you do not have a card machine you might be leaving money on the table. Let’s face it, cash is dying.
So what is the best card machine in South Africa for small businesses?
Well, the answer is Yoco.
Yoco is a mobile card machine designed for small businesses in South Africa. Established in 2015, for the sole purpose of making it easy for small businesses to accept card payments. With more than 70,000 users in South Africa at the time of writing, the Yoco card machine boasts low prices from as little as R399 or R25 per week per card machine.
The signup process to get the card swipe machine is very easy, it takes only 5 minutes. All you need is your South African ID and your South African Bank account. If you are a foreign national residing in South Africa they need your company registration documents from CIPC and your South African Bank account details.
It is very easy to get a card machine from Yoco than to get it from the bank. You do not need to go anywhere. You complete the sign-up process on your mobile phone, tablet or on your laptop and they deliver the machine straight to your doorstep anywhere in South Africa within 3 to 5 days for free. That is right! Free delivery.
I have been using Yoco since 2017 and I never had any problem with their product or service. Therefore, I will keep using it forever. Oh, did I say once you buy the card machine, it is yours forever? Meaning to say, no one will take it away from you as the bank does when you go out of business.
There are no hidden fees or long-term contracts.
Pricing starts at 2.95% ex vat per transaction and goes down the more you sell. So the more you sell, the less you pay. With your money deposited into your bank account in 1 – 2 days.
That means if you sell something for R100, Yoco will charge you only R2.95 for that transaction. If you do not use the machine you do not pay them anything.
What is Yoco Card Machine?
The Yoco card reader is the best card machine in South Africa, a portable device, (pocket-size) that works with any smartphone or tablet via BlueTooth, You download the Yoco App in Google Playstore for Android users or in the istore for I phone users. You can also use it with their Point of Sale POS machine. This is a great opportunity because the card machine can be used by anyone doing any type of business in South Africa. Whether you sell sweets at a corner or you have a busy shop in town.
Yoco accepts payments from all major credit and debit cards. It also accepts tap, swipe, chip and PIN and mobile payments like Samsung Pay.
The good news is, if you sign up using this link you will get a 50% discount on any Yoco card machine. Plus up to R250 cashback, paid straight into your bank account.
Prince Chiramba is an Expert Web Designer and Digital Marketer. Known for his robust marketing campaigns. Over the years, he has developed websites and marketing campaigns for Law Firms, Financial institutions, Private hospitals, Service companies, Ecommerce companies and more. He is a Google certified Digital Marketer on a mission to help Small businesses succeed online.