Telephone-based credit card payment solutions Ely
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 Ely-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.
Enhanced card payment security
PCI DSS is being tightened up, meaning it will no longer be acceptable to take card payments by telephone from customers reading out their card details, whether the details are entered into 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 .
The problem for small businesses
This enhanced security creates a gap for small businesses needing to take card payments by telephone but without the resources to invest in a full-scale 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.
Secure payment solutions for small businesses
The card payment solution we offer is telephone-based and specially created 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 the payment process.
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, 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.
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 comes with a full reporting package and can work with your existing merchant accounts.
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.
While your business might not specifically need to take credit card payments over the telephone, moving to a phone-based payment system means that you avoid the need for the annual PCI DSS compliance check.
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
Want a demonstration?
See how this works with our free 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.