10th December 2009
Accepting credit cards has become the norm in today’s business
world. Consumers often carry more plastic cards then cash. A business
that does not accept payment cards is doing them a disservice. A mobile
credit card terminal is an extension of accepting these cards.
Many businesses already accept credit card payments however the ability
to accept the cards on the go is the next great step towards securing
higher volume sales. Many businesses do not understand what it means to
accept cards on the go.
To understand how the process works a business needs to understand what
this type of credit card terminal actually is. Commonly referred to as
a wireless terminal, the machine itself uses the GPRS wireless network
to process transactions wirelessly for any business that may be on the
Some of the advantages to accepting credit cards on the go are:
• Ease of Use
• Quick and Reliable Transactions
A mobile credit card terminal will accept payments from virtually every
place that business can be conducted. The convenience is unparalleled
for both the consumer and the business. Traveling salesmen can now
complete a transaction on the road at the leisure of the customer.
Being able to accept payment cards where it was once though impossible
is benefit enough but there are even more great benefits. These
terminals are wireless, lightweight, and can go anywhere that you want
your business to have a presence. At a show, convention, sporting event
or even in someone’s own backyard you can now accept payments quickly
It is amazing to think that the technology for mobile credit card
terminals has gotten so great that a phone line is not even required to
process a sale. Some of the terminals now have a store and forward
technology that allows the sale to be accepted, a receipt printed and
the transaction is stored in the machine for later processing!
The terminals have many features and still provide the security of
swiping the card itself. Being a stand alone wireless unit might seem
as though it would have it’s limitations but the advantages far
outweigh any limitations. Many consumers worry about giving out their
credit card information but by allowing them to swipe the card means
that the card never leaves their hands.
There are many options to choose from when deciding on which mobile
credit card terminal is the best option for your business. It will
depend mostly on what type of business you are conducting and how often
you plan on using the equipment. Some of the basic terminals are
cheaper but the business may incur a gateway fee along with the normal
Whatever terminal that you decide to use for your company the
advantages are clear. Your business will now be able to process cards
on the go with all of the flexibility of being in the store. These PDQ Machines will boost sales and provide customers with sense of security
when purchasing in their own environment!