Worldpay Reader

Our card reader makes payments simple

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What is a card reader?

A mobile card reader is a great way for businesses to start taking credit card, debit card, contactless and mobile payments in a flexible, scalable way using a mobile phone or tablet. The pocket-sized card reader pairs with the Worldpay POS app on your mobile device, and uses WiFi or mobile data to process card and contactless payments. It means you can take payments with your Worldpay Reader anywhere you have signal. 

Features of Worldpay Reader

Accept contactless payments

Track what you’ve sold, with a running total in the app

Accept all major credit and debit cards

Pairs with the Worldpay POS app for Android or iOS*

Take payments anywhere: In your shop, cafe or out and about*

Use your smart phone, tablet or iPad*

Setting up your card reader and app

Step 1

Apply online for a Worldpay Reader account. Once approved** you’ll receive your Worldpay account details, and your card reader in the post soon afterwards.

Step 2

Download the app to your smart phone or tablet and log-in with your account details.

Step 3

Pair the card reader with your app and start taking payments.

Worldpay Reader Pricing Options

Simplicity: 18 month contract

  • £4.991 per month for the card reader
  • 1.5% on each transaction

Pay as you go: contract-free

  • £691 upfront for the card reader
  • 2.5% + 4p on each transaction

What’s included with Worldpay Reader?

  • Card reader
  • Charging cable
  • Worldpay POS app
  • Use your own smart phone or tablet

Requires a compatible device2 with either WiFi or mobile data connection

Get started with your Worldpay Reader today


How do I pair the card reader with the app?

In the Worldpay POS app menu, go to Settings and select ‘Update keypad settings’. On your card reader keypad, hold the green tick down for five seconds to enable the reader to be discovered by the app on your device. While the blue light is rapidly flashing at the top right of the reader, it will appear in the list of Bluetooth devices on the right in your app. Select your Worldpay Reader from the list to pair, press the green tick on the reader again and press confirm in the app.

Which devices are compatible with Worldpay POS and Worldpay Reader?

In order to ensure that everything runs seamlessly when using Worldpay POS we require that you run the app on Android 5.0 and iOS 10.0 and above, and on one of our supported devices. A list of our supported devices can be found on

Which cards are accepted?

All major debit and credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, China Union Pay, JCB, Diners Club International and Discover. American Express can be added on request.

How does a mobile card reader work?

Card readers are powered by an app or software: Unlike traditional card terminals, they do not work stand-alone. The Worldpay Reader pairs with the Worldpay POS app via blue-tooth, which allows you to set up the payment and set the transaction amount. The card reader then securely captures your customer’s card details, and the app sends the transaction to us for processing.

What happens if my card reader breaks down?

If your card reader breaks or isn’t working, the first step is to call our 24 hour support desk on 0345 761 62 63 who can help you troubleshoot or arrange a replacement.

Does the card reader accept contactless payments?

Yes, contactless payments are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club International and Discover, Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Other cards may require chip and pin payment.

*Requires a compatible device with WiFi or mobile data connection.

**Account opening checks and Worldpay terms and conditions apply.

1All prices quoted exclude VAT which will be added where applicable.

2Worldpay Reader compatible devices are listed here: