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    Exclamation The name of a small machine

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    What's the name of the small machine, mostly could be found in stores, that enables people - in case of having a debit card- to transfer a sum of money to the seller's bank account?

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    Re: The name of a small machine

    Credit card reader is one term.

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    Re: The name of a small machine

    They come under the term "Merchant Services" and are called "Credit Card Machines", sometimes "Credit Card Readers", "Chip and Pin Machines" (rarely). Recently, I have been hearing "Point of Sale equipment" but I think that might apply to the new technology where you can use your mobile phone to make payments.

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    Re: The name of a small machine

    Thanks a lot, but have you heard kind of acronym? as 'CCR' or 'CCM' ?

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    Re: The name of a small machine

    To be honest, I have rarely heard any term used- they just bring them to the table or they're on the counter.

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    Re: The name of a small machine

    I only know about them from my job in a shop. We just call them the "card machines". There may be an acronym though I didn't find CCR or CCM coming up as one on Google, for anything related to these kinds of machines.

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    Re: The name of a small machine

    Quote Originally Posted by faryan View Post
    Thanks a lot, but have you heard kind of acronym? as 'CCR' or 'CCM' ?
    I haven't met them, but they fit the terms an earlier post suggested: Credit Card Reader/Machine. I imagine that those bits of alphabet soup figure largely in training manuakls that go with this sort of equipment.

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