The SumUp ecosystem: Everything you need in one place

Let’s face it, running a business isn’t always a walk in the park. Between the early starts and late finishes, every day brings new challenges. As a business owner, you already do a great job of overcoming these challenges—often with a smile on your face. There’s only so much you can control when it comes to the chaos of your day-to-day, so it’s important to cut yourself some slack and remind yourself that all you can do is your best. 

Although it’s difficult to predict what your business will throw at you next, you can in fact control certain aspects of your day—like the tools you rely on. Having a strong business toolbox can equip you for everyday activities, as well as the unexpected. That’s why we’ve created a powerful ecosystem of business tools that don’t just get you by, but allow you to thrive.

The SumUp ecosystem is made up of reliable, easy-to-use payment solutions that can transform businesses by simplifying everyday tasks. To get started, all you need to do is create a free SumUp profile

Whether you use them every day, or have yet to be introduced to some, we’re here to break down the tools that allow business owners like you to take control of what you can, and make your effort count. 

SumUp card readers

SumUp card readers are used by merchants all over the globe, accepting contactless payments from customers in just a few seconds. More than just a card machine, we’ve built our readers around three main qualities that make doing business that bit easier; they’re portable, efficient and multifunctional. Accepting payments via SumUp card readers comes with no subscription fees or monthly costs, just a single fee per transaction—so you’re only charged if you’re making sales.

The SumUp Air is popular with our merchants, as it connects with your smartphone or tablet to accept quick and easy payments from your customers. The Air is synced with your free SumUp app and dashboard—where you can view and organise your transactions with just a few clicks.

Solo is the newest SumUp card reader to become a part of our ecosystem. Solo connects to your Wi-Fi and fits right into your pocket, with a slick touchscreen that makes payments smoother than ever. You can take Solo anywhere, as it comes with an already built-in SIM card with unlimited mobile data—making it a standalone device that works without any need to connect to your phone or tablet. With reliable battery life and charging speed, you’re ready for whatever your day brings.

Having a reliable and easy-to-use card reader means you can take your business anywhere, whether you’re making sales in-store, at a market stall or on the go. There are many benefits of using SumUp card readers, for you as well as your customers.

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SumUp Point of Sale

SumUp POS allows hospitality and retail merchants to manage their entire business from one place. An all-in-one POS solution that can be personalised to fit your needs, SumUp POS enables you to process orders, accept payments and get reports on your business with ease. If you’d like to learn more about what a point of sale system is and how it can help you, check out our article “What is a POS system and how do I use it?”.

Whether you’re running a cafe, restaurant, food truck or retail store—SumUp POS is made up of expert POS hardware and easy-to-use software. No matter where you are, you’ll be able to manage your business right from your iPad, with the ability to make changes like menu edits and special offers instantly. You can also connect your point of sale system with your SumUp Air card reader seamlessly so that your checkout experience is simple and stress-free. 

As well as the essentials, SumUp POS comes with extra features that allow you to boost customer loyalty and sales. Get powerful data on your performance, products and customers presented in handy reports—so you can stay informed and make smarter business decisions every single day.

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SumUp Business Account

With SumUp, you can open a free, online current account for your business that makes it easy to send, spend and manage your money. Sign up online in minutes to start managing your money from anywhere via your app or computer.

Besides unlimited free transfers to UK bank accounts, your account also comes with a free contactless Mastercard, which you can use for business expenses in shops, online and at the cash machine. Your card can also be linked to Apple Pay or Google Pay, making business spending possible with a tap of your phone. 

A business account can tie your sales and your spending together neatly, as you can spend your earnings with your personal Mastercard. If you process payments via SumUp, you’ll have next-day access to your earnings—even on weekdays and bank holidays. 

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Online Store

Finding a flexible way to sell your products or services can be a game-changer when it comes to your success—that’s where SumUp Online Store can step into your routine. 

Opening up your own e-commerce website and starting to sell online has never been simpler; just add your items to your store and start sharing with existing and potential customers via your social media channels. 

You can make your store stand out and stay in line with your brand, too, by using the Store Editor to personalise its look and feel. Your store is open for business anytime, anywhere—sell outside your opening hours, locally and beyond. Learn more about the advantages of selling online and discover how an online store can increase customer reach and boost sales. 

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Invoices 

The SumUp ecosystem is rich with payment solutions that suit any situation, meaning no matter how your customer wants to pay, you’ll never miss a sale. As a business owner, you might need to issue a customer or partner an invoice. SumUp Invoices enables you to create a quick invoice on your phone or tablet using the SumUp app, which you can instantly share with a customer via a payment link. 

If you’re interested in finding out more, check out our top seven benefits of using SumUp Invoices

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Payment Links

SumUp Payment Links allow your customers to pay you remotely, offering them complete flexibility when purchasing from you. It also gives you the option to sell online without having a website. Sharing a payment link is like sharing any other link, so it’s pretty convenient as an alternative payment method. 

Payment links can be shared via Whatsapp, Messenger and Instagram—anywhere you communicate with your customers. When using a link to pay, your customers don’t need to download an app or create a user account, making their checkout experience hassle-free. They’ll simply pay via a secure website, and with a few steps, the sale will be complete. 

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QR codes

The SumUp ecosystem includes many types of contactless payment solutions, but QR codes allow customers to complete an entire transaction with their phone. Create your own unique QR code for your business so that customers can scan and pay, without having to fumble around for their card or cash.

Displaying QR codes in different spots across your business can reduce in-store queues and make checkout faster and easier for both your customers and your team. You can place them at the counter, in waiting areas or on your tables. Accepting payments via QR codes comes with no monthly costs or transaction fees, so check out how to use them for your business.

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Gift cards

The people that appreciate what you do are likely to share your business with their friends, family and loved ones. Offering SumUp Gift Cards means that you can secure sales with existing and potential customers, and receive the money in your bank account with the next payout. 

Sell gift cards at any time, available to purchase via a shareable link—even outside your opening hours. Learn how to promote your SumUp Gift Cards on social media so you can spread the word with your followers. You’ll find your gift card link in the SumUp app, so you don’t need to set up any extra accounts to start selling. 

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Integrating SumUp tools with your daily business operations can save you valuable time and money, with affordable fees as well as many free-of-charge features and services.

Aaron Nevin