24-hour credit card payment solutions Buxton

Taking payments over the telephone

Do you take payment from customers over the telephone by credit or debit card, or would the ability to do so benefit your Buxton-based 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.

Increasing security standards

PCI DSS is being tightened up, meaning it will no longer be acceptable to take card payments by telephone with the cardholder reading 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 small businesses

This heightened security creates 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.

A secure payment solution for your business

We offer a telephone-based card payment solution 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 solution takes payment 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, 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.

The payment solution complies with PCI DSS level 1 security standards, providing you with an effortless way of complying with the new standards combined with the ability to take credit and debit card payments 24/7. 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 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.