In recent years, the biggest game-changer in the payment industry has definitely been the advent of wireless credit card processing. This unique form of payment system allows merchants to turn their cell phones, tablets, or other portable devices into bona fide wireless credit card readers, so they can accept payments anywhere in the world their business takes them. They’re no longer tied down to a front counter in a brick and mortar store, and there are virtually no limits to when, where, and how they can make a sale.
Who Can Use Wireless Credit Card Processing
Wireless credit card readers are advantageous to all types of businesses. From already established retail stores and restaurants to start-up small businesses and independent contractors, wireless card processing can make a difference for virtually any user.
Wireless terminals can be particularly beneficial for:
These are only a few of the industries that can see great benefit from wireless credit card processing. In truth, wireless processing can have a huge impact on virtually any type of business, adding convenience, mobility, and flexibility to their already existing payment options.
How Wireless Terminals Work
Wireless credit card processing is primarily offered via one of two devices: a smartphone or a tablet. Both of these devices are portable, allowing the user to take payments wherever they get service. Though processing systems vary, in most cases, users will get a small card swiping device that plugs into the headphone jack of their phone or tablet; then, they’ll download an app or install a piece of software on the device.
When a customer is ready to make a purchase on the go, the merchant simply needs to type the transaction amount into their application or software program, swipe the customer’s card through the swiping device, and hit process. The transaction is then handled digitally. The merchant can email a receipt to the customer, and they’ll likely see funds deposited in just a few days.
In addition, here are some benefits of using our Total Apps wireless merchant account services:
Want to learn more about wireless credit card processing or find the right type of wireless solution for your business? Contact Total Apps today.