The Helcim Card Reader.

Introducing the one device for all your payment needs. Whether you're accepting payments at your countertop checkout or looking to accept payments on-the-go, the lightweight and easy to transport Helcim Card Reader connects to an array of devices and offers your business the flexibility to accept any type of payment, wherever you are.

The Helcim Card Reader
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In-Person Payments, No Compromises.

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • apple-pay
  • google-pay
  • PIN Debit

Accept Credit and Debit Cards

Customers can pay using their credit or debit cards from all major card brands.

The Way Your Customers Want to Pay

The Helcim Card Reader is EMV and NFC enabled so your customers can pay the way they want.

US PIN-Debit

You can accept US PIN-Debit transactions from all major networks including Interlink, Maestro, Pulse, Star, NYCE and others. Reduce your interchange fees and give your customers more payment options.

Works Across Devices.

You get to decide how you use the Helcim App and Card Reader, and which device you use them on. You can use the app on a Windows or Mac workstation, or on your tablet or smartphone, and even a combination of devices - all linked to your data through the cloud. Whether you have one location, multiple locations or are on the go - flexible devices plus unlimited users allows you to customize the experience to your liking.

  • Desktop
  • Tablet
  • Mobile

A Desktop Solution for Mac and Windows

Works Across Devices - Desktop

Download the Helcim Payments app onto your Mac or Windows workstations to create a traditional point-of-sale experience. The point-of-sale will open in a browser window and give you easy access to your product and inventory information.

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Works Across Devices - Desktop

Accessible from Apple and Android Tablets

Works Across Devices - Tablet

Download the Helcim Payments app and access your Helcim account from a tablet for a versatile point-of-sale experience. You can mount the tablet in a stand for a traditional countertop checkout experience, or bring it with you to pop up events for quick and easy mobile transactions.

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Works Across Devices - Tablet

Accept Payments Using Your Smartphone

Works Across Devices - Mobile

Serve customers from anywhere by turning your smartphone into a point-of-sale. The Helcim Point-of-Sale provides an uncompromised sales experience so you can continue to sell your products no matter where your business takes you.

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Works Across Devices - Mobile
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Process the Way You Want.

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Initiate Payments from the Helcim Card Reader

Once paired with your device, you can activate terminal mode and initiate your transactions right from the Helcim Card Reader. Simply pick up the card-reader, enter the sale amount, and let your customer complete the transaction.

Helcim Payments App

Initiate Payments from the Helcim Payments App

Whether you are using a desktop computer at your checkout, or a tablet or smartphone on-the-go, you can initiate transactions, settle batches, and even change device settings right from the Helcim Payments app. The Helcim Card Reader will connect to your device through a USB cord, WiFi, or Bluetooth using your device's existing data plan.

All Transactions Synched with the Cloud

All Transactions Sync with the Cloud

The Helcim Card Reader is easy to set up, and it automatically syncs across all your devices to ensure you always have the most up to date information about your business. You can download the Helcim Payments app on your workstation, tablet, or smartphone to process payments from anywhere. If an employee processes a payment at a tradeshow or event, you'll be able to see the transaction details from your retail location right away.

The Perfect Countertop Solution

The Perfect Countertop Solution.

The Helcim Card Reader with the countertop stand helps you create a modern in-person payment experience that still feels familiar. The reader easily connects to the existing tablet or desktop computer at your front desk - including Mac and PC workstations and laptops. Accept credit and debit card payments, search your transaction history, and easily manage daily batches all through the Helcim Payments app.

Goodbye clunky terminal, hello future.

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Better Checkout With the Helcim Point-of-Sale.

The Helcim Card Reader is the perfect addition to your countertop checkout. The device works with the Helcim Payments app on your computer for a traditional payment experience, or with a tablet. Each time you accept a payment, your transaction and customer data is automatically captured and stored for you by Helcim.

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  • Integrated payments and tenders
  • Customizable product grids
  • Automatic tax calculations
  • Inventory tracking
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One Low Price, Free Shipping.

No need to worry about rental agreements or leasing contracts. You get one device for all your payment needs, at one great low price. Order directly from your Helcim dashboard and you'll get the equipment delivered to you within a few business days.

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The Helcim Card-Reader

Helcim Card Reader

$ 199 299
/per unit
Sign Up & Order Hardware Specifications

Hardware Specifications

  • USB, Bluetooth & WiFi Connectivity
  • Compatible with the Star Micronics printer for Mobile and Tablet Users
  • EMV (Chip-Card) Reader
  • NFC (Tap & Pay) Reader
  • PIN-Debit Transactions
  • Magnetic Stripe
  • Apple and Android Pay
  • Customer Tip Prompts
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Long Lasting Battery Life
  • Syncs with the Helcim Payments App
  • Wireless
  • Portable
Lightweight Thermal Printer

ZJ-5809 Lightweight Thermal Printer

$ 79 99
/per unit
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Counter Top Stand

Countertop Stand

$ 39 49
/per unit
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Better Pricing.

Lower Rates, No Monthly Fees

  • No Contracts
  • Volume Discounts
  • Deposits in 1-2 Business Days
  • No Hidden Fees Whatsoever
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
Average Credit Card Rate
  • PIN Debit
Average PIN-Debit Rate

0.91% + 8¢

  • Interac
Interac Chip & PIN


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
Average Credit Card Rate

2.38% + 25¢

2.47% + 25¢

Discover Our In-Depth Payment Solutions.

  • In-Person Chip, Tap & PIN
  • Card Vault & Tokenization
  • Interchange Plus Pricing
  • International Processing
  • Virtual Terminal
  • USD Processing
  • US PIN Debit Acceptance
  • Apps for Mobile & Desktop
  • Built-In PCI-DSS Compliance
  • Payment Gateway & Dev APIs
  • 1-2 Business Day Deposits
  • Hosted Payment Tools
  • Easy Signup & Setup
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Transparency, low rates, smart tools and amazing service! Many merchants have been dragged through the mud by their prior processor, with hidden fees, contracts, and terrible service. We’ve built our reputation on being the opposite. We care about building long-term relationships with our merchants - which means offering you the payment service you’ve been looking for.

Have more questions? Email or give us a call. Our in-house team of Helcim Gurus is here to share their knowledge, answer your questions and point you in the right direction. No commissions, no pressure.

If your business is looking for a better way to accept credit and debit cards online or in-person, then Helcim is the payments company for you. Helcim offers a wide range of payment tools and software solutions to make it faster and easier for you to get paid.

No! We want to help small businesses grow and thrive, so there are no monthly fees. Your Helcim account allows you to process both in-person and online payments with great low processing rates. You also get full access to all of our merchant tools and benefit from our amazing customer service team.

For Visa, Mastercard, Amex and other card-brands, we offer Interchange Plus pricing to give you complete transparency and greater savings. By passing the base cost directly to you and only charging for a single markup, Interchange Plus pricing gives you significant savings. By knowing our cost as well as our markup, we promote a fully transparent partnership which means no surprises on your monthly statement!

To calculate your rates for in-person and online transactions, you can visit our pricing page.

Yes! And there is no need to call and renegotiate rates. Our Interchange Plus margin automatically decreases the more you process, helping you save even more.

You can view our complete volume discounts on our pricing page.

No! You can close your account anytime without any penalty and there are no hidden fees. You never again have to worry about setup fees, termination fees, quarterly fees, PCI & non-compliance fees, customer service fees, or bank deposit fees.

Deposits will appear in your bank account within 2 business days, depending on the time of day that your transactions are settled. Transactions processed over the weekend or bank holidays are initialized for deposit on the following business day. Your daily transactions are batched together, and deposited to your bank account net of processing fees.

The Helcim Shop is built right into your account dashboard, and is accessible immediately after signing up. You can order card readers, stands, printers and more directly from there.

Shipping is free and takes 2-3 business days via FedEx or UPS ground. Any equipment purchases are charged to your bank account on file. We do not currently offer rentals nor payment plans.

No! You can use your existing bank account, provided by your financial institution or credit union. Sole proprietors can use a personal bank account. Incorporated business and partnerships are required to use a business bank account

Law firms and other businesses that require separate trust and operating bank accounts are able to customize the flow of deposits and fees to meet their needs.

You can sign up directly on our website using your computer or mobile phone. There is no need for complicated paperwork nor signatures. The signup form takes as little as 5-minutes, asking you to enter basic information about your business, address and contact information.

Once you create your Helcim account, you can begin using it right away! Get started here.

You Deserve Better Payments.

Lower Rates. Better Tools. Amazing Service.

  • Easily Sign Up in Minutes
  • No Hidden Fees or PCI fees
  • Interchange Plus Pricing
  • No Contracts or Commitments
  • Deposits in 1-2 Business Days
  • Friendly Service via Telephone or Email