Mobile card machines & mobile payments machines (UK)

Get paid on the road.

Taking card payments used to mean bulky, expensive card readers coupled with confusing cables. But things have changed. Sleek Android card machines that work with both Wi-Fi and 4G mobile connectivity have replaced the clunky equipment of the past. 

And they’ll get you paid on the move too – whether it’s on the road in your taxi, at your pop-up retail event, or even around your bar or restaurant – so you won’t have to rely on just Wi-Fi again. 

So if your business is going places, don’t rely on clunky card machines fixed to one place. Set your business free with 3G/4G connectivity and 10-hours of battery life. And with its sleek, lightweight design, featuring a 5-inch touchscreen, The Dojo Go is a mobile card machine that looks the part too. Learn more here.

What is a mobile card machine? 

A mobile card machine is a type of card reader that connects to a mobile connection – usually 3G or 4G so that you can accept contactless credit and debit card payments from around your business. 

It doesn’t require any wires because it connects to a SIM card (like you’d find in your mobile phone). That means smarter agile payments that aren't tied to one place.

What’s more, Dojo mobile card readers is that they come with all of the same trusty features as our countertop card machines. Just because it’s mobile, doesn’t mean it’s less powerful.

How do mobile card machines work? 

The Dojo Go is a mobile card reader that can either connect to your Wi-Fi or use the enabled SIM card for 3G/4G mobile connectivity. Rather than connect to an Ethernet cable, it's an entirely wireless PDQ machine that you can carry with you. 

So, when you’re hopping around your restaurant, bar, cafe or hair and beauty salon, you’ll have the tools you need to get paid securely and efficiently.  

How much does it cost for a mobile card machine compared to a countertop card machine?

We know running a business can be stressful. So when your internet connection drops on a busy bank holiday, we’ve got you covered with mobile connectivity. Yep, that’s right; all Dojo customers enjoy dual connectivity with their card machines. 

Not only does that give you the freedom of flexible payments, whenever, wherever, but it means that you won’t have to worry about Wi-Fi woes again.

And when your Wi-Fi fails or is weak, your mobile card machine will automatically switch to 4G so you can keep transactions on track. You can also manually switch to mobile connectivity on your device settings. Find out more about mobile connectivity in our handy guide.

So how much does a mobile card machine cost? Dojo offers pricing to suit your business; so you can sign up today and take superfast payments tomorrow. Find out more about our pricing here.

Meet your new Dojo mobile card machine – for payments that go places.

The Dojo Go is a fully portable and mobile card machine. Sleek and secure; it’s a game-changer when it comes to efficient payments.

Dojo Go product shot


What is the difference between mobile and portable card machines?

The Dojo Go is a fully portable and mobile card machine because it has both Wi-Fi connectivity and a SIM card. Whether it becomes portable or mobile is dependent on how and where you’re using it.

Taking payments from diners inside your restaurant? Allowing customers to tap and go in your butcher’s shop, deli, or patisserie? Then you can connect to your Wi-Fi for fast transactions.

You’d be using your Dojo Go as a portable card machine because although it’s handheld and moves around your premises, it’s dependent on your Wi-Fi connection – so there is a limit to how far you can go.

Hitting the road to fix a faulty boiler? Prettifying puppies up and down the country? Taking your contemporary crafts to festivals and art fairs? You’ll need an internet connection away from your router to get paid.

Luckily, the Dojo Go works with Wi-Fi and a SIM card so you can go fully mobile.

The benefits of mobile card machines.

With cash in rapid decline, consumers are opting for secure and efficient ways to pay – like contactless and Apple or Google Pay.

Mobile card readers offer your customers the chance to pay safely and quickly, without queuing at your counter. And because they’re lightweight, easy to use, and process sales in seconds, your staff will love them too. 

Let customers pay their way

Don’t make customers wait longer to settle up. Take payments to them with contactless mobile card readers. That way, they can pay at the bar, table, roof terrace, salon chair, wherever and whenever.

Don’t lose sales from dodgy Wi-Fi

A dodgy connection can be frustrating at the best of times, but when you’re a small business owner, or enterprise, reliant on it to accept card payments from customers, it can really impact your sales. 

Take outdoor payments with ease

Whether you’re socially distancing your seating areas or creating a serene outdoor terrace for your dinner guests, you can’t rely on your Wi-Fi reaching through multiple walls to get you paid.

So instead of making customers settle up inside, or stretching for signal, switch to mobile connectivity. When your signal drops out, it will automatically switch to 3G/4G connectivity. 

 Minimise queues

Rather than encouraging winding queues that snake around your counter, you can now accept card payments from your customers from around your premises.  No more waiting in one fixed place to pay – customers can pay for their dinner al fresco or their new manicure from the comfort of the salon chair.

Which businesses use mobile card machines? 

Mobile card readers aren’t just for restaurants, cafes or pubs. They’re for any growing business that wants reliable, efficient card payments, regardless of their internet connection. And even if you only take payments from one place, you won’t have to worry about a Wi-Fi outage again. 

Your till side payments aren’t tied to one network, so if there’s an outage, your Dojo Go will automatically switch to mobile connectivity, making Wi-Fi woes a thing of the past.  

Flexible payments, fixed security. 

Even when you’re hopping from one place to the next, you’ll need stability and security you can rely on so that customers trust that you’re protecting their sensitive data. 

We’ve built all our card readers with point-to-point encryption (P2PE). It’s the best security on the market, protecting your customers from card fraud while protecting your income. Not only is it rigorous and reliable, but it also makes PCI compliance a doddle. 

After reading simple documents on your Dojo app, there’s just two short questions between you and PCI compliance. Simple.

Handy transaction data in your back pocket. 

When you sign up for a Dojo mobile card machine, you don’t just get to process payments on the move. You get access to a whole host of insights right at your fingertips. Our mobile and desktop app helps you keep tabs on your transaction data across all of your businesses. 

Best of all, you have complete oversight of when you get paid by viewing your dashboard and receiving push notifications. Find out more about the Dojo app and how to use it for your reporting needs.

Switch to Dojo, we could even pay your exit fees. 

Already taking card payments? If you switch to us from another provider, we could pay your exit fees up to £3,000. 

New to card payments? Still not sure which machine to choose? Check out our handy guide, or get in touch with us to request your pricing plan