When you run a roadside business, your main focus must be on your stock, your customers and your service. It is important to choose a merchant credit card processing service provider that understands the specific needs of your type of business and is willing to discuss options with you.
Base your choice on a credit card machine that works best in your trading environment. The best credit card machine for your roadside business is one that is easy to use and requires no complicated setup procedure every time you open shop. Also, you must know that you have the support of a credit card processing service provider 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year in-case you experience any difficulties. Support must be no more than a phone call away if your business is going to be successful.
So it’s not just about the credit card machine?
Definitely not! If you don’t have proper support, it won’t matter how good or bad your credit card processing machine is. Before you even think of choosing a credit card processing machine, make sure you choose the right service provider.
Do your homework and make sure that the service provider has a solid reputation in the card processing industry, complies with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council regulations as well as financial services board regulations. You want a merchant account service provider that has your best interests and the success of your business at heart. Also, choose a merchant account service provider that offers cutting-edge solutions and is up-to-date on all security aspects of credit card fraud prevention.
Customers are becoming more aware of the threats of paying by credit card, so by ensuring them that your merchant account service provider is reliable and reputable, you will win their trust. Winning the trust of your customers means that they will be more inclined to buy from you. Research shows that when customers have multiple payment options and trust their supplier, they are more inclined to impulse purchases. So more sales for you!
Back to the credit card machine
Once you have selected a reputable merchant account service provider, they will advise you on the best credit card machine for your business, but mobile transacting will probably be your best option. That means that you can accept credit card payments via your mobile phone or tablet. It’s that simple! You use what you already have and are familiar with. If you have a Smart device, you will need a software app only. All other devices will be fitted with a small processor. After some training on how the process works, you will be set-up to accept card payments in next to no time, and you will immediately know if the transaction has been approved or declined. Watch your roadside business grow!
For more information on choosing the best credit card machine, or to sign up for a merchant account, please call (888) 924-2743 or go to Charge.com