18th January 2010
Perhaps you consider buying one of the mobile credit card machines – it would be a right decision, as these devices have already proved being beneficial for the most business types. In case you company hires travelling salespeople, or regularly arranges remote sales, or takes part in exhibitions, sales, fairs, movable presentations, different events on the go – there is hardly any other thing which could compete with a mobile credit card device in the matter of usefulness. If you provide services at the client's place, such as plumbing, carpentering, painting, cleaning etc., if your business involves after delivery payments, the value of credit card processing device can be hardly overestimated. A good number of business owners have already tried and appreciated mobile credit card machines, as it provides some dramatic advantages to the whole process of merchandising.
Even if you have a static business and conduct all the sales from your office or shop, having a portable credit card device might be useful: the whole world is trying to get wireless not without a reason. The freedom and mobility are highly appreciated both in everyday life and in business, that is why we appreciate the advantages of cell phones, notebooks and other items which work thanks to the cellular signals. We are getting less and less dependent on the electricity and cords when it comes to communication and bank operations.
The most attractive features of mobile credit card machines, except the small size and portability, of course, include the “store and forward” operations. It means you have a freedom of action even if the coverage does not reach the place you conduct the transaction. The credit cards' information will be saved and processed later, but the transaction will be confirmed at once. Your clients will not have to worry about state of their funds – that these have a receipt printing application as well. Another advantage is the ability of a customer to swipe his or her credit card: it makes the operation more reliable and secure, as no information is required to be written down.
Mobile credit card machines are available in multitude of styles and sizes. Of course, most people are attracted by the compact size and possibility to hold a device in a hand while conducting sales. But there are also machines designed to be placed on a working table or counter, and it depends on the peculiarities of your business which variant is more appropriate.
About the cost of the device – it varies depending on how sophisticated and advanced a model is. Also the number of applications and special features are taken into account. And, of course, the size of the machine: the smaller it is the higher the price, as a rule. But simple and easy to use mobile credit card machines usually do rather well in case you need only standard operations. Besides, not everyone is willing to learn about sophisticated software. Everything depends on the type of your business, places and situations you are going to use your device in, but in any case a credit card machine is an extremely useful thing.