The Tyro Blog

22 June 2020 - 3 min read

EFTPOS Education

Your back-in-business payment questions answered

A few questions have come our way on taking payments safely now that trading restrictions are easing up. Here you’ll find the answers plus links for more information.

How do I set up my Tyro EFTPOS Machine after a period of inactivity?

Take a look at our guide here:

Will the $200 contactless tap limit continue?

For the time being, yes.

The temporary change from $100 to $200 for contactless payments was planned to run for three months across certain cards and at certain retailers starting in April 2020. At this stage will continue until Government advice says otherwise.

Australian Payments Network has an FAQ here for more information:

Please let us know if you’re not set up – get in touch with our Customer Service team on 1300 966 639 or

Be sure customers know about the new contactless limit and any other hygiene measures your business is taking. You could install a sign at the door or near your POS, and add a note on your Facebook and Instagram accounts. Your customers will appreciate the clear communication.

What payment options should I have?

Mobile EFTPOSFor home delivery and in store flexibility:
Customers can pay with a mobile device or wave of a card – there’s no physical exchange.

Read about Tyro mobile EFTPOS
EFTPOS paymentsFor mail and phone orders:
Enable MOTO on your EFTPOS (Mail Order Telephone Order) so you can enter the customer’s card info yourself.

Give us a call to enable MOTO – get in touch with our Customer Service team on 1300 966 639 or
Online paymentsTake online payments without a website:
You can process one-off and regular payments in a secure online environment by setting up a virtual terminal.

Learn about Tyro eCommerce
Hospitality featuresConvenient ordering and payments:
Connect apps to your POS to make it easier for customers to order and pay you. Like Pay@Table and me&u.

Integrating apps with your POS

For Tyro customers that integrate with the following POS:
Lightspeed Kounta POS, H&L, Swiftpos, Idealpos or Impos

me&u has limited time introductory offer, take a look here for more details:

How to process Telehealth payments and claims

As at today, temporary telehealth items will be available until 30 September 2020. Tyro can process MBS bulk-billed telehealth claims through Tyro EFTPOS and gap fee payments through Tyro EFTPOS or Tyro eCommerce.

Read about Tyro processing for telehealth and check the Department of Health fact sheets for more detail

Share your experience

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how much we can learn from each other. We’re keen to hear how you’re adapting to business as Aussies continue to transition and rebuild.

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