Neo Touch: Get ready to sell
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Here’s everything you need to get started with your Neo Touch setup.


Power up and log in

It's time to power up and log in to your Neo Touch to get started!

Enter your email or phone number, and the password you created during signup, and tap "Log in".

Struggling? Tap "Forgot your password?" to reset your password, with a link sent to your phone or email. You'll need to make sure you use the same details you used to sign up. Or, chat to us about it here.


Get connected

How to connect to WiFi

  1. Go to the Neo Touch home screen.

  2. Tap on the cog settings icon in the top left of the screen.

  3. Connect to your preferred WiFi network.

Choose your SIM

The Yoco Neo Touch comes with one free 4G SIM card with unlimited data (also free, for life) to use Yoco! 🙌

Your Neo Touch may or may not include a backup SIM in the SIM slot. If you start making sales on your Neo Touch and struggle with connectivity in your area, you probably have 2 SIMs and can switch to the backup SIM instead.

💡The data on your Yoco SIMs can only be used with Yoco, it's not possible to create a hotspot, and the SIMs won't work in another device.

How to swop SIMs (if you need to)

  1. Use the SIM slot tool included in the box to unlock and gently remove the SIM card tray on the right hand side of your Neo Touch.

  2. You'll find 2 SIM cards in the tray: Your active SIM on the right and the backup SIM on the left (inactive). Swop the SIM cards around, so that they're inserted in the opposite position.

  3. Slide the SIM card tray back into the card machine until it clicks into place.

If your Neo Touch did not come with a backup SIM, this means that the SIM card it comes with is able to roam across all networks for optimal connectivity (without the need for a backup).


Get set up

Customise your Yoco receipts

Make your receipts your own by adding your contact details, slogan, trading hours, social media handles, logo, and more - here's how:

Step 1: Update your business details

Log into your Business Portal and select Business Settings. Here, you can edit or update your trading name, VAT number, default VAT % charge, phone number, and trading address.

Step 2: Polish your professional receipts

Find and select Receipt Configuration on the left hand menu.

Receipt details:

You can customise and use whichever of these options suits your needs - they're all optional extras to help you take advantage of the free advertising space and professional edge.

  1. Upload your logo in any image format from your device, and make sure it's displayed properly.

  2. Choose your Receipt Type (Receipt or Tax Invoice) - Both will still show a VAT breakdown, but will have different headings.

  3. Add your Company Slogan - usually just one short sentence to describe your business' essence. It could also be your name, or anything else that you'd like to tell your customers in a short line.

  4. Enter a Receipt Footer - this can be absolutely anything and you have a little more room to work with: from opening hours, delivery details, latest specials and discounts, to extra contact details. You can update this as often as you like!

  5. Show your phone number? Choose whether or not you'd like your profile phone number to be shown on your receipts. It's automatically turned on, so if you don't want this, just click on the green toggle button.

  6. Social Media Handles: Add your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram handles to boost your social traffic.

Step 3: Preview your receipt

Make sure you're happy by taking a look at the final product!


Neo Touch on its own (without a POS)

Enable Sales Tools

Do you still take some cash payments? Would you like your customers to be able to tip you for great service? Have staff who could use a secure handover? The Yoco Neo Touch has the sales tools you need!

To activate them, press on sales tools from the home screen.

Here, you can switch on the toggle for Cash Sales, Tips and/or Staff switching.

When accepting payments on your Neo Touch, you'll now have the option to:

  1. Choose whether the payment is cash or card (if cash is enabled)

  2. Your customer will be asked if they'd like to add a tip (if tips are enabled)

  3. Your staff can switch users on the Neo Touch using their staff PIN or passwords (if staff switching is enabled).
    Check out this guide on inviting staff and creating PINs for secure staff switching.


Connect your Neo Touch to a Point of Sale

Get ready to connect using the cloud

  1. Find your Neo Touch’s serial number, on the back. It'll look something like this:

💡 Please make sure to use the serial number on your Neo Touch card machine, not the one on your charging stand.

2. Make sure your Neo Touch (with its unique serial number) is linked to your Yoco profile. If you bought your card machine from Yoco online, it should already be linked to your Yoco profile - but, if you got it somewhere else, you'll still need to take this step.

Head to the Portal and add your card machine by entering the serial number.

Still struggling? Please reach out to our Support team.

3. Turn on the Neo Touch device it will initially be in standalone mode, ie. the home screen will say “Good morning”.

4. Connect your Neo Touch to the same WiFi network as your POS:

(i) Go to the Neo Touch home screen.

(ii) Tap on the cog settings icon in the top left of the screen.

(iii) Choose to connect to the same WiFi as your POS.

5. If you’ve ever used another card machine with your POS, make sure to turn it off completely while you link your POS with the new Neo Touch.

6. Link your card machine with your POS, either by creating a sale or in your POS App settings.

The Neo Touch will have the “Ready for Transaction” message when connected.

Connect to Yoco POS

Link your card machine with a “dummy” sale

  1. If you haven’t already done so, download and log in to the Yoco POS App on your tablet.

  2. Tap the “Sell” button and enter an amount over R2.

  3. Click on the blue "Charge" button.

  4. Select the "Card” payment method.


  5. You’ll see a carousel, where you can select the card machine you're using from the options shown. Tap on "This is my card machine" when the Neo Touch is shown.


  6. Select the Neo Touch with your serial number and hit “Connect”.


  7. Your tablet/phone running Yoco POS is now connected with your Yoco Neo Touch.

  8. You may now go ahead and cancel the dummy sale you created.

Link your card machine in your POS Settings

  1. If you haven’t already done so, download and log in to the Yoco POS App on your tablet.

  2. Tap the “More” button at the bottom right of the screen, then scroll down until you find and select “Settings”.


  3. Select “Card machine”.

  4. You’ll see a carousel, where you can select the card machine you're using from the options shown. Tap on "This is my card machine" when the Neo Touch is shown.


  5. Select the Neo Touch with your serial number and hit “Connect”.


  6. Your tablet/phone running Yoco POS is now connected with your Yoco Neo Touch.

Connect to Lightspeed Restaurant K-Series POS

Link your card machine with a “dummy” sale

  1. In the Lightspeed Restaurant POS K-Series app, select an item to pay and close a sale with Yoco.


  2. The POS will try to connect to any card machines that have previously been linked. This should fail if you’ve turned off all older card machines.

  3. You’ll then be prompted to try/link another device. Select “Try another card reader”.

  4. A carousel will appear, where you can select your card machine from the options shown.

  5. Select the Neo Touch with your serial number, and click “Connect”.

  6. Your tablet running Lightspeed Restaurant POS K-Series app is now connected with your Yoco Neo Touch.

  7. You may cancel the dummy transaction you created in order to pair your card machine.

Link your card machine in your Lightspeed POS Settings

You can also connect your Neo Touch to your POS from your Lightspeed Restaurant POS K-Series app Settings, but only if your have the required permission to access this feature. Find out more here.

Sending receipts with Lightspeed Restaurant K-Series POS

If you’re using Lightspeed Restaurant K-Series POS, your customers will get their payment receipts issued from the Lightspeed app. Learn more about your Lightspeed receipts here. You can however re-send a receipt from Yoco POS, but it will be look like your Yoco receipt, customised with your details (above).

Here's an example of a Lightspeed POS receipt:

Connect to Lightspeed Retail X-Series POS

Link your card machine in your Lightspeed POS settings

  1. In your Lightspeed X-Series POS app, go to your Settings, then Hardware, and finally Terminal pairing.

  2. You’ll need to login with your existing Yoco login details, in order to pair your terminal.

  3. This is required only on the first connection with your Neo Touch, and only a user with Admin / Manager permissions may complete this step.

  4. A carousel will appear, where you can select your card machine from the options shown.

  5. Select the Neo Touch with your serial number, and click “connect”.

  6. Your tablet running Lightspeed Retail POS app is now connected with your Yoco Neo Touch.

Find out more here.

Sending receipts with Lightspeed Retail X-Series POS

If you’re using Lightspeed Retail X-Series POS, your customers will get their payment receipts issued from the Lightspeed app. Learn more about your Lightspeed Retail receipts here. You can however re-send a receipt from Yoco POS, but it will be your customised Yoco receipt, customised with your details (above).

Connect to Loyverse POS

Link your card machine in your Loyverse POS settings

  1. In your Loyverse POS, go to "Settings", then "Payment type" and finally "Add Payment type".

  2. Select "Yoco" and specify where you'd like it available, if you have multiple stores.

  3. Once the payment type is created, you'll need to log in to Yoco.

  4. Use your Yoco login details - this is the same email address or mobile number and password you created when signing up with Yoco. You can reset it if you've forgotten your password.

  5. Choose the Neo Touch from the carousel that pops up.

  6. Select the available card machine with your Neo Touch's serial number from the list.

  7. Congrats! Your Yoco card machine is now connected to your Loyverse POS.

Sending receipts with Loyverse POS

If you’re using Loyverse POS, your customers will get their payment receipts issued from the Loyverse app. Learn more about your Loyverse receipts here. You can however re-send a receipt from Yoco POS, but it will be your customised Yoco receipt, customised with your details (above).


Activate Cash and Tip payments on your POS

Enabling Tip payments on your Yoco POS

Note: Cash is automatically a payment option when transacting with Yoco POS.

To activate tip/gratuity payments on your Neo Touch sales, you’ll need to first configure them in your Yoco POS Settings:

  1. On the Yoco POS App, select ”More”, then ”Settings” and ”Point of Sale”.

  2. Mark the checkbox ”Ask for tips on card machine.”

Once you’ve enabled Tips on your Yoco POS, it will be enabled on all your linked Neo Touch devices.

Enabling Tip and/or Cash payments on your Lightspeed K-Series POS

To activate tip/gratuity and cash payments on your Neo Touch sales, you’ll need to first configure them in your LightSpeed Restaurant POS K-Series app settings.

Note: You won’t be able to use Tips or Cash without first enabling them on your POS, even if you activate them on your Neo Touch Sales Tools first.

Enabling Cash payments or selling Services on your Lightspeed X-Series POS

Note: To activate selling services and cash payments on your Neo Touch sales, you’ll need to first configure them in your LightSpeed Restaurant POS X-Series app settings.

You won’t be able to use Cash without first enabling them on your POS, even if you activate them on your Neo Touch Sales Tools.

Enabling sales tools and Tips on your Loyverse POS

To use any sales tools like cash rounding, shift management or discounts, you’ll first need to set them up in your Loyverse POS app settings.

The Loyverse POS also allows tips to be added to a bill on the POS, from the "Back Office" section of the app:

  1. Select "Settings" and then "Payment types".

  2. From the listed payment types, select "Yoco".

  3. Turn the button for "Collect tip" to the on position.

  4. You can add up to 3 different pre-set tip percentage amounts.

  5. If you'd like to allow custom tip amounts, turn the button to "on".


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