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Which card machine is right for my business?


Yoco has three card machines to choose from, the Yoco Go, the Yoco Neo, and the Yoco Pro, each with different features to cater to different business needs. Use this as a guide to determining which card machine is best suited for you and your business. 

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The Yoco Go


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Best suited for market vendors and first-time business owners

The Yoco Go is the most affordable card machine in South Africa and is great for new businesses just getting started. It is the smallest of our card machines and operates by connecting to a smartphone via Bluetooth. 

Here are some highlights:

  • Perfect for new businesses with lower volume transactions
  • You can accept card payments through Tap, Swipe, and Chip & Pin
  • Requires a smartphone/tablet to transact (the transaction is actioned through the Yoco POS App on your smartphone/tablet, and processed through the Yoco Pro (using Bluetooth).
  • 1-year Warranty
  • No accessories available

 Explore even more about the possibilities of the Yoco Go by checking out the Yoco Go User Guide 

The Yoco Pro


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Best suited for bigger, small businesses in industries such as retail stores, health spas, beauty and hair salons, restaurants and coffee shops. Ideally, a business that requires a countertop setup.

The Yoco Pro is Yoco's premium card machine - offering you the option to integrate with advanced Point of Sale solutions such as Vend (Retail POS), iKentoo (Restaurant POS) or Salonbridge (Spa & Salon Management), as well as using multiple accessories such as countertop stands for your iPad/tablet and your card machine, or a charging stand for your Yoco Pro.

Here are some highlights:

  • You can accept card payments through Tap, Swipe, and Chip & Pin
  • Operates with the Yoco Point of Sale available in the Yoco POS App

  • Requires a smartphone/tablet to transact (the transaction is actioned through the Yoco POS App on your smartphone/tablet, and processed through the Yoco Pro (using Bluetooth).
  • All-day battery life (great for high transacting environments)

  • 2-year Warranty
  • Works with our Yoco Accessories
  • Can be integrated with our advanced POS partners such as Vend, iKentoo and Salonbridge

 Explore even more about the possibilities of the Yoco Pro by checking out the Yoco Pro User Guide 


The Yoco Neo


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Best suited for businesses that either do not require a POS (i.e. adding staff member logins, adding products, stock management in the Yoco POS App), or for businesses that use an external POS (other than Vend or Ikentoo(TabletPOS)). 

Launched in October 2020, The Yoco Neo is Yoco's latest card machine, and also Yoco's first standalone card machine (which means you don't need to use a smartphone/tablet to do a transaction).

Here are some highlights:

  • It has a built-in SIM card with unlimited data which roams across mobile networks for the best connectivity
  • You can accept card payments through Tap, Swipe, and Chip & Pin, as well as mobile payments
  • All-day battery life (great for high transacting environments)

  Explore even more about the possibilities of the Yoco Pro by checking out the Yoco Neo User Guide 

 



What are the differences between each card machine?

Current prices for each card machine can be viewed here.

 

The Yoco Go

The Yoco Pro

The Yoco Neo

Features
&
Capabilities

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How it operates

By connecting to the Yoco app on a phone/tablet via Bluetooth

By connecting to the Yoco app on a phone/tablet via Bluetooth

By using its built-in 3G sim card which roams across all cellular networks

Accept tap, swipe, and chip
& pin transactions

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Operates with the
Yoco Point of Sale App
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Best suited to high daily
transaction volumes
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Best suited for lower
transaction volumes
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Stock management
(via the Yoco app)
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Integrates with Yoco’s POS
partners (Vend, iKentoo and
Salonbridge)
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Works with accessories best
suited for a retail counter
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User tech-savvy level needed
for set-up and troubleshooting
Medium  Medium Basic
Most common
business users
First-time entrepreneurs, market vendors Retail stores needing a countertop setup, health and beauty salons, hospitality vendors with a countertop setup Most commonly used by businesses who either do not require a POS or use an external POS other than Vend/Ikentoo. 

 

 Ready to purchase your Yoco card machine? Find out where and how to purchase a Yoco card machine

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