11th November 2009
If you are still processing credit cards with
devices that are outdated, with wires running all over your place of
business, you definitely need to upgrade to a wireless credit card
terminal. Our world becomes more wire free every single day, as newer
technology is invented and utilized. We have had wireless telephones
for some time now. We have wireless computers, wireless laptops, and
even wireless video game systems. This wireless environment makes us
more mobile, and mobility is often important for a business.
may think that you do not need to upgrade because your business is
static - meaning that it doesn't move, in any way. You may not ever
attend shows, fairs, seminars, or other events where you would need to
collect payments. So, in that sense, you do not need to upgrade.
However, if you are still using wired devices, those devices are most
likely requiring the use of a second phone line in your business, which
eats into your profits. When you upgrade, you can do away with that
phone line. If you do attend trade shows and such, if you require a
phone line to process credit cards you will have to pay a great deal of
money each day for the use of that phone line, if one is even available
You may resist upgrading to a wireless credit card
terminal because you do business in remote places, where a signal is
not possible for the card transaction to be sent in for processing.
However, today's devices are so advanced that they can store card
information for processing later - when a signal is available - and you
can still conduct the business transaction as usual, even presenting
your customer with a nice, printed receipt. This is referred to as
store and forward technology.
These types of devices for
processing credit cards are very small and light. You can take them
anywhere that you need to be, and collect credit card payments no
matter where you are - regardless of the environment that you are in.
These devices are so small, that you can literally hold them in the
palm of your hand, and of course, you are not limited to the length of
a wire or cable.
Often, in areas where there is no opportunity to
use electricity, business owners use old imprinting devices to accept
credit cards, or they don't accept credit cards at all. A Wireless Credit Card Terminal replaces these outdated devices, making the
transaction much safer for your customer.
When you order a
wireless device for processing credit cards, typically the device will
be programmed for your business before it is sent to you. This is
important since setting up this type of technology can be very
confusing, even for those who are electronically savvy.
many wireless credit card terminal devices to choose from, and
different models have different features, and different prices.
Typically, you can lease or purchase the device, and of course, you can
choose the device with the features that best suit your business and
your customers needs. You need wireless devices, in this wireless world.