What are SumUp Payment Links best for?
SumUp mobile payments are great for home delivery services, taking orders remotely – whether over the phone or online – and to offer clients a way to secure a booking remotely. For online orders, it doesn’t matter where your customer is in the world, as you can send the links to any country.
It can also be a replacement for when a customer you’re serving in person cannot pay through your card reader. If, for example, someone hasn’t got their debit or credit card and does not want to share their contact details, they can scan a QR code on your phone and finalise the payment themselves on their phone. Otherwise, you can ask the customer for an email address, mobile number or app profile to send the link for paying later.
You could argue that SumUp payment links are better for businesses with trustworthy customers, perhaps mostly regulars, because there’s an element of trust required as it is up to the customer to finalise the payment in their own time. This is typical for pay-by-links, so you have to keep an eye out for customers not paying their bills.
The QR code feature is particularly handy for buskers and street performers, as it enables you to accept card donations from people who don’t carry cash.