Automated credit card payment solutions

Taking payments over the telephone

Do you take payment from customers over the telephone by credit or debit card, or would you like your business to be able to do so?

Current practice for many businesses taking credit card payments over the telephone is to ask the customer to read out their card details.

Increasing security standards

Tightening standards for PCI DSS compliance mean it will no longer be acceptable to take card payments by telephone from customers reading out their card details, regardless of whether you enter the credit or debit card details into 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 needing to take card payments by telephone but without the resources to invest in an automated 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.

Card 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 tailored to your business and at a very cost-effective price. It includes customised voice prompts, taking your customers step by step through the payment process.

The payment solution will take payments 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.

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 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 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 our demonstration

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

  1. Call 0115 671 1395. 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 1020 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.