Zeller Terminal: your EFTPOS payments solution


4.05.2021 Features, Tools and Integrations

Zeller Terminal: your EFTPOS payments solution

Zeller Terminal is a next-gen EFTPOS terminal designed to accept every payment, and for one low rate, while looking great on your countertop.

Under the hood, it’s a powerful tool that helps you keep your business’s finances more secure and, when coupled with your free Zeller Transaction Account, accelerates your cash flow by giving you near-instant access to your funds.

Old-school EFTPOS terminals were designed to do one thing: accept card payments. The hardware was clunky, and the technology powering the transfer and security of funds was slow. Zeller Terminal is designed to give Australian business owners an edge. 

Here’s what Zeller Terminal can do.

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A streamline solution to accept tapped, dipped, and swiped card payments, as well as payments made via mobile wallets.

Top 10 features of Zeller Terminal

1. Save you money

When you rent a terminal from another merchant services provider, you’re simply paying for the privilege of using the terminal; you’ll typically be left empty-handed when the contract ends. Zeller Terminal is yours to own outright for one low payment of $299, which means no monthly terminal rental fees. 

Another way Zeller Terminal saves your business money is through low processing fees.

Zeller Terminal accepts every card payment for one low fee of 1.4%.

There are no hidden charges or fees – you won’t find any nasty surprises in your merchant statement

Not sure what you’re currently paying? Our Sales team can help you navigate your existing contract. Contact them today and see if we can’t beat your current rate.  

Or, simply sign yourself up in minutes – no trip to the bank necessary.

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2. Accept every payment

Zeller Terminal gives your customers the option to pay however is most convenient for them. To make payment, a customer can:

  • tap their smartphone, watch, or other NFC-enabled device to the terminal 
  • tap their contactless debit and credit cards to the terminal
  • insert a chip card into Zeller Terminal and, if needed, securely enter their PIN 
  • swipe their card on Zeller Terminal and enter their PIN, or sign directly on the screen 

Soon, your customers will also be able to scan a QR code with the terminal’s built-in scanner to pay via Alipay, ZipPay and WeChat Pay. For businesses currently operating on a cash-only basis, Zeller Terminal provides an affordable option to serve more customers and take payment the way they want.


NFC transactions are quick and convenient, meaning a higher customer turnover for you — and a better experience for your customers.

3. Customise your receipts

With Zeller Terminal, you have the ability to customise both the form and content of your receipts. Zeller Terminal can print paper receipts, or send receipts via email and SMS. You’ve also got the option of customising the content of your receipt for a bit of subliminal marketing. Add your website and social media handles, as well as a thank you message. You can even add information about how to request a refund, minimising the likelihood of chargebacks


Give your customers the choice: print receipts, or send electronically via email or SMS.

4. Manage surcharging 

With Zeller Terminal, the cost of acceptance is already low. However, that doesn’t mean your business has to pay the price. This is especially important for business just starting out; processing fees can eat into slim profit margins. 

For merchants who want to pass the cost of this onto customers, Zeller enables you to manage surcharges and fees to recover the cost of card acceptance. With surcharging enabled, your Zeller Terminal will automatically apply a surcharge to the transaction total. 

5. Take payment on the go

Payment doesn’t always happen at a counter. Diners expect to be able to pay at the table, restaurants spill into outdoor areas, retailers hold warehouse sales, and some businesses take payment from the sidewalk. If you run a mobile beauty business or provide a trade service, for example, taking payment as soon as the job is complete also increases your chances of being paid on time. Instead of heading back to the office to send an invoice, and then follow up until it’s paid, you can immediately take payment with Zeller Terminal. 

Your EFTPOS Terminal should support you to take payment wherever you need. To reflect the realities of modern business, Zeller terminals are cordless EFTPOS machines that can be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi and SIM card. With a battery life that lasts all day, Zeller Terminal gives you peace of mind knowing you’ll never miss out on crucial transactions.


Zeller Terminal enables you to accept payments as soon as the job is done — say goodbye to chasing late payments.

6. Easily process refunds

Zeller Terminal supports both complete and partial refunds – and you, as a business owner, have the ability to restrict who can provide a customer with a refund. It’s an added level of protection for your business. 

Refunding a payment doesn’t cost your business anything; Zeller doesn’t charge any additional fees for refunding a customer. 

7. Control the fleet

If your business operates across multiple locations, you need an easy way to manage your EFTPOS payment terminals. Every one of your Zeller Terminals can be controlled from your Zeller account, ensuring consistency across your entire operation. Update your staff permissions, enable and disable surcharging, update the information on your receipts, and more from one easy, online location.  

8. Accepts tips from customers

Zeller Terminal makes it easy for customers to leave a tip. This is particularly useful for hospitality businesses — you don’t have to enable the feature, but the functionality is there. 

You can configure your Zeller Terminal to provide a range of tipping options, either prompting a customer to leave a tip calculated on a percentage of their purchase or allowing them to enter a custom amount.

9. Protect your business

Zeller uses end-to-end encryption and industry best practices to protect transactions from the time they are taken at the terminal to the time your money is received. Whether you choose to use an open or secured Wi-Fi connection or a mobile broadband-based connection, all the information Zeller processes is encrypted to our servers.

Our team adheres to industry best practices in cybersecurity and threat management, constantly monitoring transactions for suspicious activity and blocking fraudulent transactions. When payment disputes occur, our team of experts deals with the bank for you, helping you avoid costly chargebacks.

We’re always looking ahead

Our team of developers are hard at work building new functionality to give your business an edge. Soon, you’ll be able to track key metrics from your Zeller Terminal in your own Zeller Dashboard. By providing powerful real-time data and a searchable transaction history, we equip you with the tools you need to better manage cash flow, identify opportunities to save money, and recognise any potential problems as they arise. 

Split payment functionality is also coming soon. When eating out, diners often want to split payments — however, processing a split payment can be a headache. It takes time for staff to separately calculate an individual’s total bill. Yet, “no split bills” is a turn-off for large groups that may otherwise be good for business. Zeller Terminal will make it easy and efficient for you to accept split payments across groups of customers. 

Learn more about how Zeller Terminal can help your business grow by accepting every card payment, quickly and securely, for one low rate.

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