Card Machine FAQs
Frequently asked questions about using our card machines. Most issues can be solved using the FAQ below. For anything else, please do give us a call on 0203 985 9083.
How do I complete my EOD (End of Day) Batching Procedure?
Select Menu > Menu > Reports > (enter password) > End of Day > Enter.
When can I perform a CNP (Customer Not Present) transaction?
You can only process CNP transactions if this was set up during your application. Please call customer support on 0300 3034089 if you want to check whether your account has been set up to accept CNP transactions.
How can I perform a CNP transaction?
Menu > Mail Order > Sale > Input Full card number > Enter > Input Expiry date MMYY > Enter > Input CVV2 > Enter > Input postcode (numbers only) > Enter > Input Address door number > Enter > Input Sale amount > Enter> Sale will start processing.
What do I do if an AUTHORISATION message is displayed?
What do I do if a REFERRAL message is displayed?
How do I know if a transaction was successful?
When a transaction is successful, an authorisation code and approval receipt will be generated. Please call the global payments authorisation line on 0345 7700600 if you wish to check the transaction.
What do I do if my terminal fails to Batch?
This can happen for a number of reasons from connection issues to issues with your acquirer. Please revert to connection errors for a solution and if the issue persists, please call the customer support team on 0300 3034089.
What do I do if I get an INVALID CARD error?
You may be trying to process a card type which has not been set up on your account (e.g. AMEX or Diners International). Please call customer support on 0300 3034089 to check which cards can be accepted on your terminal.
What do I do if my terminal is failing to connect? Ingenico Desktop: ICT250
Disconnect the power cable from your terminal > leave for 10 seconds > plug the terminal back in > Main menu should be displayed > Insert any credit or Debit card and test a 1p transaction sale > If the problem persists, please call customer support on 0300 3034089.
What do I do if my terminal is failing to connect? Ingenico Portable: IWL251 / IWL252
Take the terminal off charge > Hold down the YELLOW clear key AND the FULL STOP key at the same time to switch off the terminal > Leave for 10 seconds > Hold down the GREEN enter key to power on > Main menu should be displayed > Insert any credit or Debit card and test a 1p transaction sale > If the problem persists, please call customer support on 0300 3034089.
What do I do if my terminal displays an INVALID PROFILE error?
Unfortunately, this means that there is an issue with your merchant account. Please call customer support on 0300 3034089.
What do I do if my terminal displays an ALERT IRRUPTION error?
‘Alert Irruption’ means the terminal can no longer be used to accept transactions. Inside your card machine there is an anti-tamper proof device. If the card terminal feels it is being tampered with or if the terminal suffers a hard impact, the anti-tamper proof device will trigger and shut the terminal down. Your terminal will need to be replaced. Please contact customer support on 0300 3034089.
Which cards can my machine accept?
You can accept any UK or International card displaying a VISA, Mastercard or Maestro logo. AMEX (American Express) and Diners International card acceptance require additional account set up, please call customer support on 0300 3034089 who will be happy to set this up for you.
Can I make contactless card payments on the Ingenico ICT250 and IWL250?
All our Ingenico terminals are all able to accept contactless payments. You will get an option to take a contactless payment during the sale providing the value is within the contactless limit of £30.
How do I set my card terminal Auto Network Selection?
By default, when ‘roaming’ is enabled on a card terminal, the application will be set to automatically select the strongest network if the primary network falls below the signal threshold.
If the terminal has to be configured to a manual selection and there is a requirement to enable auto selection, please call our customer support on 0300 3034089.
My card machine will not turn on, how can I fix this?
There are a few things you can try yourself to power up the card machine again.
- Take the back case off the card machine and pull out the battery that is attached to the white connecter.
- Place the white connecter back into the terminal making sure it fits securely.
- Place the terminal back on charge and wait for it to switch on.
Failing this, try placing the charger into a different mains socket.
If your terminal is still out of power, please contact customer support on 0300 3034089.
How do I turn off automatic end of day reports being printed?
To turn off automatic end of day reports, you will need to call our customer support on 0300 3034089. One of our technical team will turn this function off for you.
My card machine is showing a “TAMPER” error screen, what does this mean?
Unfortunately, this is an irreversible error, please get in touch with us ASAP as we will need to replace your terminal. Call our customer support on 0300 3034089.
I am trying to take phone payment for a customer who has no postcode, how do I complete the payment?
If there is no postcode, please select ‘enter’ on your card machine. This will skip to the next part of the payment.
We can get you up and running online in just a few clicks…
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Get In Touch
Still got questions or simply fancy a chat? We’d love to hear from you:
For more specific contact information, please refer to the numbers listed below.
|Query Type||Contact Number|
|Card Machine Support||0203 985 9083|
|Adding a New Terminal or Product||0203 985 9080|
|Payment Security||0345 850 0195|
|Breathe Billing||0203 985 9089|
|Elavon Billing||0345 850 0195|
|Charge Backs||0345 850 0195|
|Complaints||0203 985 9089|
|Fraud Prevention||0203 684 7634|
|PCI Compliance Support||0345 850 0195|