It’s important to keep your Zeller EFTPOS payment terminals clean so that they run smoothly and don’t cause any problems. However, we understand that, in the hustle and bustle of daily business, sometimes it’s not possible to keep everything spotless. Especially in restaurants and cafes, you reach the end of the day and realise that it has been splattered with coffee, mayonnaise, and more.
Why Keep an EFTPOS Terminal Clean?
Firstly, it’s important to note that a clean EFTPOS terminal is a positive reflection on your business. If your terminal is dirty, it gives the impression that your business is unclean and unprofessional. This can turn customers off, and they may choose to take their business elsewhere. Whatever the business, people don’t want to touch something that looks dirty – it’s just human nature.
Secondly, a clean EFTPOS terminal is more reliable than a dirty one. Dust and dirt can build up in the terminal, causing problems with the sensors and other components. This can lead to errors and downtime, which is something that you probably can’t afford as a business. While on this note, dust and dirt can also cause problems with the thermal printing head in the terminal. Also, the Zeller EFTPOS terminal has a touchscreen, which can be easily damaged by fingerprints and other marks when not looked after.
Cleaning an EFTPOS Terminal
So, how do you clean an EFTPOS terminal? At this point, it’s important to note that you should never use any kind of cleaning solution or chemicals on the terminal. This can damage the sensitive components and cause all sorts of problems. Likewise, you should never submerge the terminal in any kind of liquid. While these both sound obvious, it’s worth reiterating as people often make these mistakes.
When cleaning the exterior of the terminal, simply use a soft, dry cloth. If there are any stubborn marks or stains, you can try using a slightly dampened cloth. Again, be careful not to use too much water as this can damage the terminal. Generally speaking, this will be enough to keep your terminal clean and in good working condition.
For the interior of the terminal, you can use a can of compressed air to blow away any dust or debris that may have accumulated. However, be careful not to use too much force as this can damage the sensitive components inside the terminal. Also, not all cans of compressed air are designed for use with electronic equipment, and some aren’t designed to be tilted a certain way. If you’re not sure, check the can’s label before using it.
If you have any questions about cleaning your Zeller EFTPOS payment terminal, or if you need any other assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Zeller customer support team. Alternatively, you’ll find video content online regarding keeping EFTPOS terminals clean. Ultimately, it’s best to look at the manufacturer’s instructions when in doubt.
Choosing an EFTPOS Terminal
What if you’re still in the market for an EFTPOS terminal? These days, you’ll find lots of different companies selling EFTPOS terminals. How can you be sure to choose the right one? Here are a few factors to keep in mind:
- How easy is the terminal to use?
- Do you need a wireless or wired connection?
- What type of security features does the terminal have?
- How much does the terminal cost?
- What transactions do you need to process?
Of course, POS integration is also critical. Thankfully, the very best companies offer dozens and even hundreds of POS integrations.