The Control Card Reader for Stripe.
Requires Annual Subscription to Starter plan.
- Simplify your mobile payments on the go.
- Available to customers in the US, UK, Ireland, Finland, and France.
- Requires Annual Subscription to Starter plan.
Available for sale to customers in the US, UK, Ireland, Finland, and France.
Mobile Payments, Simplified
Accept Mobile Payments
The first mobile app with Chip, PIN and NFC payments for Stripe.
Access all your Stripe sales metrics from the Control web & mobile dashboard. Eliminate the need to consolidate reports from disparate sources.
Compatible with iOS and Android
The Control Credit Card Reader connects to any iOS and Android device using Bluetooth.
The Chip and PIN and NFC features ensure that your payments are secure and PCI compliant, to protect your business from fraud.
Send Customer Receipts
Send receipts directly to your customers on new and historical transactions.
Before I place an order, just a few questions I want to ask …
How long will it take for my Card Reader to arrive?
Expect the Card Reader to be delivered in the next 5 to 7 business days. We will need you to provide us with the Serial Number on the back of your device so we can connect it to your Control and Stripe accounts.
Where Do I Download the Control App to Accept Mobile Point of Sale Payments
If you use an iPhone or iPad , you can download Control for Stripe on the Apple App Store. If you use any type of Android device, such as Samsung Galaxy or Google Nexus, you can download Control for Stripe on Google Play . Once you have installed the Control app, connected your Stripe account via 1-click integration. You will then have access to Control Point of Sale payment acceptance feature. Once your Card Reader arrives, you simply pair it with your iPhone, iPad, or Android device with Bluetooth. It is easy, quick, and requires limited technical know how.
Why do I need a Card Reader instead of a Swiper?
In order to stay compliant with the EMV Standards, merchants have to upgrade to EMV-compliant POS terminals or EMV card readers. If one continues to take payments via phone call, mobile devices, or any non PCI compliant terminals, the merchant will be 100% liable for any security breach, frauds, or attacks.
Read more about EMV compliance here.
Can I use the Card Reader abroad?
Yes you may, as long as your Stripe account is registered in one of the following countries:
What card types does the Card Reader accept?
The Card Reader accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover (in US only), as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay.
What needs to be done before I receive the Card Reader?
- Download the latest iOS or Android app on your mobile device
- Open the app, sign in with your Control credentials
- Tap “Connect Your Stripe Account”, then tap “Sign in with Stripe to Connect”, enter your Stripe account credentials
You should be able to see the dashboard with payment data right away. If you tap on the menu sign on the top left, the side menu will slide open. You should be able to see Customers, Charges, Transfers etc. Feel free to explore the features and get familiar with them.
Can I use one Card Reader to accept payments for multiple Stripe accounts?
The Card Reader does not allow users to take payments for different Stripe accounts, as the encryption ensures the security of payments through one account only. If you have multiple Stripe accounts that require Card Readers to present for taking payments, you need to order one for each Stripe account.
How do I order multiple Card Readers?
If you wish to order multiple Card Readers for one Stripe account, place an order from our website, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- The email address you used to place the order
- The total quantity of Card Readers you need.
Once we receive your email, we will confirm the order with you, then charge the additional devices on your credit card.
Can I Accept Subscription Payments with Control Card Reader?
The card reader can only support one-off payments. No customer object will be created when a successful charge is made via the card reader, therefore it is impossible for users to take recurring payments from the same credit card. If you wish to accept subscription payments from your customers, you may use our Customer Intel tools to do so. Please visit https://www.getcontrol.co/knowledge-base/customer-intel-mobile/ for more information.