The card reader made for every business.

Helcim Card Reader

The Helcim Card Reader is easy to set up, even easier to use, and does everything you need it to do.

Accepting credit and debit cards, made easy.

  • Tap & Pay
  • Chip & PIN
  • PIN Debit
  • Debit Tap
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You get low processing rates and complete transparency with our honest interchange plus pricing.

Colorful and affordable.

With Helcim, you can say hello to the future of payment technology and say goodbye to outdated equipment, expensive leases, and monthly fees.

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  • Free Shipping
  • At your door in 2-3 business days
  • Easy set up for any business environment
  • Your choice of colored countertop stand included

Connect to any device.

No need to buy expensive point-of-sale equipment or SIM cards. Whether at your checkout or in your pocket, the Helcim Card Reader connects to devices you already own.

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  • Computers and Workstations

    Computers & Workstations

    You get low processing rates and complete transparency with our honest interchange plus pricing.

    • Does everything a traditional credit card machine does and more
    • Perfect for offices & clinics
    • Works with PC or Mac
  • Tablets and Ipads

    Tablets & iPads

    Connect it to a tablet for a sleek, modern point-of-sale at your checkout.

    • Works with Helcim's free Point-of-Sale via the Helcim app
    • Automatically tracks your customers and their transactions
    • Send email receipts to save paper
  • Smartphones and Iphones

    Smartphones & iPhones

    Whether in the field, at the table, or at a trade show, taking mobile payments on-the-go is easy.

    • Portable design easily fits in your pocket
    • Battery life that lasts all day long
    • No need to buy a SIM card

More than a traditional credit card machine.

The Helcim Card Reader does everything a traditional credit card machine can do and more, with less headaches and at a fraction of the cost.

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Chip & PIN
PIN Debit
Email receipts
Inventory tracking
Customer tracking
Analytics & reporting
Batch history
Card on file
Multiple color choice

Made to work on-the-go with OtterBoxTM.

Not only does the Helcim Card Reader easily fit in your pocket, but it also comes with a free countertop stand and is compatible with the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System for tablets and phones.

  • Use it at your checkout with the free countertop stand
  • Use it out on the floor in your store with a tablet
  • Use it out in the field or on location with your smartphone
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  • Use it at your checkout with the free countertop stand
  • Use it out on the floor in your store with a tablet
  • Use it out in the field or on location with your smartphone
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Introducing the Helcim Smart Terminal.

The smarter way to take in-person payments

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One free account. Full access.

No paywalls or trials here.
At no extra cost, Helcim's all-in-one Merchant Platform gives you the latest technology and all the tools you need to get paid and grow your business.

We've got all your payments covered

More free tools than you can handle

  • Invoicing
  • Online Checkout
  • Point-of-Sale
  • Virtual Terminal
  • Recurring Plans
  • Payment Links
  • Card Vault
  • Customer Portal
  • Inventory
  • Online Food Ordering
  • SMS Payments
  • QR Codes
More Features

We're building the world's most loved payments company.

  • "Absolutely love everything about them! I've recommended Helcim to all of my customers who run credit cards, definitely one of the best companies to go through!!"

    - High Voltage Action Sports

  • "I never thought I could love a credit card processing company. But they have a loyal customer here at Thrive With Wellness!"

    - Kyla Phillips

  • "Very happy with everyone I've dealt with at Helcim. Love their positive can-do attitude. "

    - Danny Mancini

  • "As a small business owner I absolutely love Helcim!"

    - Dr. Shea Miller


  • Is the Helcim card reader stationary or can I take it on the go? What sort of transactions can it process?

    You can accept payments wherever your business takes you with our mobile card reader. You can connect the Helcim card reader to your mobile device via Bluetooth, or plug it in to your desktop. The card reader accepts payments by tap and chip and PIN.

  • How secure is the card reader?

    Helcim encrypts all sensitive merchant data and cardholder data using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit keys. To meet PCI compliance requirements, all sensitive cardholder fields which are processed via the credit & debit card reader, including name, card numbers, expiry dates, and cardholder addresses (for AVS) are encrypted and securely stored.

  • Can I accept all credit card brands with Helcim?

    You can accept all major card brands with the Helcim Card Reader, including Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and more!

  • Can I lease a credit card reader instead of buying?

    While leasing might seem like a cost-effective option upfront, the monthly fee other payment processors will charge you to rent equipment can add up over the life of your contract. Learn more about why we never recommend leasing your hardware.

  • I find it difficult to learn new technology, is it hard to operate the card reader?

    It's easy to get started with the Helcim Card Reader, just follow our user-friendly prompts for the initial startup. If you ever get stuck along the way, don't sweat it. Helcim has instructional guides, support videos, and an entire team of helpful Merchant Experience specialists available to assist you.

  • How long should I wait to get my card reader?

    When you order a Helcim card reader, we work hard to ensure it reaches you as quickly as possible. Typically, shipping may take 2 - 3 business days. However, please know that shipping may take up to 5 business days for some businesses for US locations and up to 7 business days for some Canadian locations.

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What's in the box?

The list of accessories that are included in the box when you buy the Helcim Card Reader.

  • Helcim Card Reader
  • Card reader stand
  • Power cables
  • Window stickers

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