Telephone-based debit card payment solutions
Card payments by telephone
Does your business take credit or debit card payments over the telephone from customers, or would the ability to do so benefit 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.
Enhanced card payment security
Tightening standards for PCI DSS compliance mean it will no longer be acceptable to take card payments by telephone from cardholders who read out their card details, however you process the payment, whether using a card machine or payment web site.
From , the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becomes enforceable and it is expected that the card payment industry will shortly afterwards enforce tighter security on card payments taken by telephone.
The problem for your business
This restriction leaves a problem 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 solution. It also creates an opportunity for you to get ahead of your competitors and introduce a secure automated payment solution ahead of the rule changes.
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 solutions for small businesses
The card payment solution we offer is telephone-based and specially created 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 the payment process.
The payment solution is fully automated, taking payments from your customers at any time of day and night every day of the week without anyone ever having to read out their card details, which gives vastly-increased security over manual payment methods while allowing to take payments even while your business is closed. It is ideal for use both at your place of business and at exhibitions.
As the payment solution is fully compliant with PCI DSS level 1 security standards, you not only get the ability to take credit and debit card payments all day every day; you also get an effortless way to comply with the new security standards. It can be aligned with your existing in-house systems, including your existing merchant accounts and comes with a full report package.
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.
Even if you don't specifically need to take credit card payments over the telephone, this payment service offers the advantage of being fully PCI DSS level 1 compliant, removing the need for your business to comply with PCI DSS at all.
Why choose SEP Business Services?
- PCI DSS level 1 security compliant payment solution
- 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
Try it for yourself
To experience this for yourself, try our demonstration. The demonstration uses dummy card details so you won't be charged.
- Call 0115 671 1395. You will hear a series of automated prompts to guide you through the payment process.
- When asked for the amount, enter 2999 (£29.99) followed by #.
- When asked for the card number, enter 5100 0800 0000 0000 followed by #.
- When asked for the expiry date, enter 1020 followed by #.
- When asked for the security code, enter 123 followed by #.
- You will be asked to confirm the transaction by pressing 1.
- You will then be given a transaction reference code and payment is complete.