Telephone-based credit card payment gateways Carlton

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 Carlton-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.

Higher standards of security

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 effect on small businesses

This tightened security creates 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. 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 gateway for your business

We offer a telephone-based card payment gateway specially 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 gateway is fully automated, taking payments 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, which gives vastly-increased security over manual payment methods and at the same time giving you 24-hour-a-day trading. 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 comes with a full reporting package and can work with your existing merchant accounts.

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

Give it a try

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.