Telephone-based debit card payment gateways
Taking payments over the telephone
Does your business take credit or debit card payments over the telephone from customers, or do you want to be able to do so for 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 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.
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 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 gateway. It also creates an opportunity for you to get ahead of your competitors and introduce a secure automated payment gateway 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 gateway for your business
We offer a telephone-based card payment gateway specially designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It can be bespoke to your business at a very reasonable cost. It includes customised voice prompts, taking your customers step by step through making their payment.
The payment gateway 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 extending your business hours. It is ideal for use both at your place of business and at exhibitions.
As the payment gateway 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
By taking all your card payments using this credit card payment system instead of having a credit card machine of your own, you avoid the need to be PCI DSS compliant yourself, which means you avoid the need to complete the annual PCI DSS compliance paperwork.
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 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
Try our demonstration
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.