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Card payments by telephone
Do you take payment from customers over the telephone by credit or debit card, or would the ability to do so benefit your Bircotes-based business?
Current practice for many businesses taking credit card payments over the telephone is to ask the customer to read out their card details.
Changes to card payment security
PCI DSS is being tightened up, meaning 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.
The card payment industry is expected to tighten security in response to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becoming enforceable from .
How this affects your business
This heightened 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 solution. 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 solutions for small businesses
Our telephone-based card payment solution is designed 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 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.
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
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.
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.