Different Situations Where a Portable Credit Card Machine is Necessary

11th November 2009

Even if you cannot yet imagine it, there are many situations where a

portable credit card machine may be necessary. Often, when people are

just starting a business, they do not consider this potential future

need, and they end up with the wrong equipment, and the wrong services

for processing credit card payments, and then end up paying additional

money in the future, when this unanticipated need arises. Take a look

at the future possibilities.

Expos and Trade Shows are very

important for most businesses. While many people are there just to see

what is available in a particular industry, many sales are also made at

these events. Anyone who has an interest in that industry who is close

enough to attend shows up - and they have their credit cards in their

wallets or purses. Not only will they get information about your

product or service, but there will be purchases made as well.


are definitely a place where a portable credit card machine is

necessary. Usually, seminars are held indoors, so you can choose from a

wireless device or a wired device. However, when given the option,

wireless should always be your first choice. Seminars are great venues

for drumming up business and making sales - whether you are conducting

your own seminar, or joint venturing with other companies that have

related products or services.

Depending on the products or

services that you sell, flea markets and fairs should be strongly

considered. Of course, not all products and services are suitable for

these venues, but many are. You can rent a booth and make sales from

the booth. Of course, in most cases, telephone lines and electricity

will not be available, so you will need a wireless device for

collecting credit card payments.

If your product or service is

such that it can be presented and sold to consumers in their homes, you

will need a portable credit card machine. Typically, if a product or

service is very high priced, an in-home visit or demonstration is

essential in clenching the deal. In the past, when an order was placed

after an in home demo, the customer had to pay by cash or check. Today,

they can easily pay with their credit cards, which typically results in

more sales for you.

Have you ever gone to a major sporting event,

such as an NFL football game, and noticed the number of vendors outside

of the gates? They sell everything that you can imagine, and the best

sales come from products that pertain to the event, or that contain the

name of favorite sports teams. If your product can be linked to a

sport, this is a possible venue for you to make more sales, and you

will definitely need to accept credit cards, using a wireless mobile

device that your customers will trust.

Depending on the type of

product or service that you have, there may be many other venues where

you can do business, and all of them will require a Portable Credit Card Machine so that your customers can easily pay you.