Automated credit card payment gateways Epworth
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 Epworth-based business?
For many businesses, taking credit or debit card payments over the telephone is done by asking the customer to read out their card details.
Higher standards of security
Tightening standards for PCI DSS compliance mean it will no longer be possible to take card payments over the 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.
Tighter security on card payments is expected to be introduced shortly after the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becomes enforceable from .
How this affects your business
This restriction leaves 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 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.
Secure payment gateways for small businesses
The card payment gateway we offer is telephone-based and specially created 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 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 while allowing to take payments even while your business is closed. It is ideal for use both at your place of business and at exhibitions.
The payment gateway 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 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 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.