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
/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
  • 12 Hour Battery Life
  • Syncs with the Helcim Payments App
  • Wireless
  • Portable
Counter Top Stand

Countertop Stand

$ 39
/per unit
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Better Pricing,
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First 3 Months Are On Us!



First 3 Months Are On Us!

We want to help small businesses get back on their feet, so we're waiving our $20 monthly fee for your first 3 months - no questions asked. You get full access to all of our tools, as well as our great low processing rates.

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

1.92% + 8¢

  • PIN Debit
Average PIN-Debit Rate

0.91% + 8¢

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

2.38% + 25¢

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