24-hour credit 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?

For many businesses, taking credit or debit card payments over the telephone is done by asking the customer to read out their card details.

Changes to card payment security

Tightening standards for PCI DSS compliance mean it will no longer be possible to take card payments over the telephone from cardholders who read out their card details, regardless of whether you enter the credit or debit card details into a card machine or payment web site.

Tighter security on card payments is expected to be introduced shortly after the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becomes enforceable from .

The problem for your business

This heightened security leaves a gap 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.

A secure payment solution for your business

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. Your customers will hear prompts personalised to your business guiding them through making their payment.

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, therefore offering a considerable increase in 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 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.

Not every business needs to take credit card payments over the telephone but if you want to take credit card payments, you need to be PCI DSS compliant. As this service is compliant to PCI DSS level 1, your business doesn't need to be.

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 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.