Since Monday 31st October 2016 it is compulsory for London’s famous black cabs to take card payments. This meant customers no longer have to worry about having cash on them as they can pay for their journey with their credit and debit card. All licensed taxis must now be fitted with a TFL approved card machine. Many Black cabs drivers had capacity to accept card payments before this ruling was introduced by London Mayor Sadiq Khan & Transport for London. However – now customers can be sure they can pay conveniently by card. This in turn has led to Black cabs getting more bookings and not losing out on customers who thought they needed cash to pay.
This move came about when 86% of people surveyed in consultation insisted that they would want and prefer to use their credit cards and contactless payment cards in black cab taxis. Black cabs must now all have a contactless chip & pin terminals that facilitate the printing of receipts.
After implementation many minicab and private hire companies have also started to accept card payments. For many businesses losing customers who are ready to pay because you do not have a card machine takes its toll on both your profit and reputation.
1. iZettle are a leader in mobile card payment soltions. The Izettle Black Cab Bundle offers the following features:
2. Paypal need no introduction in the payments market. Their PaypalHere cab solution bundle drivers are giving a chip & pin contactless card reader with the following features:
3. Worldpay Ingenico Move 5000 is the mobile card machine solution that makes taking debit and credit card payments on the go a simple process. It comes with the following features:
So there you have it. We have listed our opinion on the best card machine providers for taxis, black cab, minicab drivers to help you get started. Each card machine provider has their advantages and cons. When you get a quote with us we can help you find the best one for you by matching you with the best providers. Simple fill in our quote form and let us do the hard work.