14th June 2010
The credit card machines are a great way to make life easier for customers and also to make an impact, whether you are a well established company with good reputation or are a completely new business. These machines have made it possible for many businesses and organisations to accept payments quickly and securely, which is great news for people who can’t pay by cash all the time. If you can’t afford to buy one you can simply rent it out on a long term or short term basis, all depending on your circumstances. The best way to save a lot of time and effort is to go for a merchant account.
• The portable or wireless credit card machines enable you to take payment from your valued customers within your premises without them having to come to the counter. These machines are ideal for hospitality and other table services. Some of them also consist of a single unit that is able to issue a receipt to the customer at the time of the sale as well as process the customer’s card and are one of the most common in the retail marketplace. These are however a bit more expensive than the machines, which don't have attached printers.
• These machines provide complete flexibility for the user combined with high security Bluetooth technology, allowing fast online authorisation of all credit or debit card transactions. You can buy or hire them online and also get an expert advice on how to use them or link with your mobile etc.
• There are some credit card machines, which come without printers. These are used in a mobile environment where the credit card number is called in to a central location and the number is keyed into the machine, by another person. These machines are also common in mail order or phone in order business where the merchant does not need to issue a paper receipt to his customer at the time of sale. These machines are very useful for mobile businesses such as locksmiths, landscaping, plumbing, electrical contractors etc, who need the ability to process a transaction at the time and place of sale.
• Some machines also come with a secure internal memory built into the system, which has a small antenna embedded in a device which communicates with the reader. The entire process is usually completed through a contact-less radio frequency interface. This makes it really convenient for the consumers to tap their credit cards without the need for a signature.
• These machines are quite powerful and strong, to fulfill any customers’ need.
As a business, you can be much more successful if you accept payments through credit card machines, which offer great hassle free transactions, and are much more reliable than many other traditional payment methods. The prices may vary and can be expensive at times, but you can get good deals as well as other direct and indirect benefits from many reputable companies who have been offering their services for many years.