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How to safely accept card payments during the pandemic.

February 19, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has brought us even closer to the cashless society that we’ve been approaching for a while now. With many businesses only accepting card payments and others deciding to start selling their wares online, make sure your business is fully equipped to safely accept credit and debit card payments for your services or products once lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Here’s how our payment processing solutions can help small businesses like yours keep up with the changing consumer demands during the current climate of the marketplace.

Accepting card payments with countertop terminals.

The sleek and modern PAX A80 payment terminal is the ideal solution for businesses taking payments from one fixed till location.

This countertop card terminal is fully equipped with near-field communication technology, allowing the acceptance of contactless card payments from a safe, socially distanced range. The A80 card machine also accepts a variety of other contactless payment methods, such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Google Pay.

Thanks to its high definition, 4-inch touchscreen, the PAX A80 display is easy to see and even easier to use. This terminal also features a traditional Chip & PIN pad as an alternative payment option, or for payments that exceed the maximum contactless limit.

Wipeable cases and screen protectors are also available for this terminal to further support your in-store hygiene efforts.

Key features for combatting COVID-19

  • Easy to clean, high-definition touchscreen display
  • Fast and reliable processing to keep queues moving
  • Peak performance for optimal reliability during busier periods
  • Accepts contactless credit and debit cards
  • Accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay and Google Pay

Which businesses is this card machine most suitable for?

  • Food and beverage establishments
  • Retail shops
  • Supermarkets


Accepting card payments with portable card machines.

Now, more than ever, pub, restaurants and bars will want to find ways to offer their customers a safe and enjoyable experience once lockdown restrictions lift. Whether you will be offering a socially distanced eat-in option or a takeaway service, a portable and flexible card payment option is a must.

Taking payments tableside using the PAX A920 portable card machine helps to protect both staff and customers by removing the need to queue among other patrons and supporting the practice of social distancing.

Portable card machines can be used anywhere within your Wi-Fi range, making outdoor payments and click and collect services easier, while also reducing wait times and improving the customer experience. The PAX A920 card machine can also connect to mobile networks via GSM signal or roaming GPRS.

Our portable Wi-Fi terminals are also equipped with NFC technology for contactless payments of all kinds – providing the ultimate safety and convenience for your customers.

Key features for combatting COVID-19

  • Take payments from anywhere within your Wi-Fi zone
  • Ideal for socially distanced tableside service
  • Ideal for takeaway services
  • Easy to clean touchscreen display
  • Accepts credit and debit cards from major providers (such as Mastercard, Visa and American Express)
  • Accepts contactless, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Google Pay
  • Fast and reliable payment processing
  • Peak performance for optimal reliability during busier periods

    Which businesses is this card machine most suitable for?

    • Restaurants and eateries
    • Salons and spas
    • Pubs and bars
    • Retail establishments

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    Accepting mobile card payments on the move.

    Mobile businesses that operate on-the-go (such as couriers, taxi drivers, travelling sales reps and tradespeople) need a way to process payments that is:

    • Secure and reliable
    • Swift and responsive
    • Portable and lightweight
    • Easy to navigate
    • Able to last for hours without charging

    Enter our mobile card machine

    The PAX A920 all-in-one mobile card machine works straight out of the box by connecting to a trusted mobile network by GMS signal or roaming GPRS. Meaning you can rely on secure, safe and speedy business transactions on-the-go.

    You can even accept “virtual” payments in situations wherein the cardholder and their payment card are not present, making this terminal an ideal solution for businesses looking to offer their customers more ways to pay.

    We also offer a loyalty app on the PAX 1920 terminal, so you can keep your customers coming back for more.

    Key features for combatting COVID-19

    • Easy to clean touchscreen display
    • High speed transactions to keep queues moving
    • Accepts virtual payments in card-not-present situations
    • Accepts contactless, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Google Pay to cater to all customers
    • Peak performance for optimal reliability during busier periods

    Which businesses is this card machine most suitable for?

    • Travelling sales
    • Transportation and delivery services
    • Mobile eateries
    • Tradespeople


    On top of everything else happening this year, small business owners shouldn’t have to worry about accepting card payments for goods and services.

    At Valitor, we provide safe, simple and stress-free payment solutions, so that you can focus on keeping your business successful as we move into the unpredictable landscape of “the new normal”.

    To talk to us about your payment processing needs, contact us today.