Automated credit card payment gateways

Taking payments over the telephone

Does your business take credit or debit card payments over the telephone from customers, or would being able to do so improve your business?

Many businesses take credit or debit card details over the telephone by asking the customer to read out their credit or debit card details.

Higher standards of security

PCI DSS is being tightened up, meaning it will no longer be acceptable to take card payments by telephone from customers reading out their card details, however you process the payment, whether using a card machine or payment web site.

We expect the restrictions to come into force shortly after the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becomes enforceable from .

The problem for your business

This enhanced security leaves a gap for small businesses that need to take payments over the telephone but do not have the resources to invest in a full-scale secure telephone-based credit and debit card payment gateway. Your business now has the chance to improve security when taking card payments ahead of the planned changes. You can use this opportunity to get ahead of your competitors.

As well as enabling you to take credit and debit card payments at your business premises, this is the ideal solution for taking credit and debit card payments at exhibitions.

Secure payment gateways for small businesses

Our telephone-based card payment gateway is designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It can be bespoke to your business at a very reasonable cost. Your customers will hear prompts personalised to your business guiding them through making their payment.

The payment gateway takes payment from your customers all day and night every day of the year without anyone ever having to read out their card details, which gives vastly-increased security over manual payment methods while giving you 24-hour-a-day trading. It is ideal for use both at your place of business and at exhibitions.

The payment gateway complies with PCI DSS level 1 security standards, providing you with an effortless way of complying with the new standards combined with the ability to take credit and debit card payments 24/7. It comes with a full reporting package and can work with your existing merchant accounts.

PCI DSS compliance

If you take all your card payments using this credit card payment service and don't use a credit card machine of your own, you won't need to complete the annual PCI DSS compliance paperwork as it is this service that is PCI DSS compliant so your business doesn't need to be.

While your business might not specifically need to take credit card payments over the telephone, moving to a phone-based payment system means that you avoid the need for the annual PCI DSS compliance check.

Why choose SEP Business Services?

  • PCI DSS level 1 security compliant payment gateway
  • Continue to use your existing merchant
  • Reduce caller waiting times, and staff and management costs
  • Take payments 24/7
  • Customer SMS receipts
  • Completely customisable
  • Works with your existing telephone system
  • Integrates with your CRM system

Want a demonstration?

To experience this for yourself, try our demonstration. The demonstration uses dummy card details so you won't be charged.

  1. Call 0800 056 7217. You will hear a series of automated prompts to guide you through the payment process.
  2. When asked for the amount, enter 2999 (£29.99) followed by #.
  3. When asked for the card number, enter 5100 0800 0000 0000 followed by #.
  4. When asked for the expiry date, enter 1018 followed by #.
  5. When asked for the security code, enter 123 followed by #.
  6. You will be asked to confirm the transaction by pressing 1.
  7. You will then be given a transaction reference code and payment is complete.

Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion of your requirements.

Call us on 0115 938 9685 or use our contact form.