Automated credit card payment gateways Melton Mowbray

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 Melton Mowbray-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.

Enhanced card payment security

Tightening standards for PCI DSS compliance mean it will no longer be acceptable to take card payments by telephone from cardholders who read out their card details, regardless of whether you enter the credit or debit card details 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 .

How this affects your business

This enhanced security creates a problem 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 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.

Card payment gateways for small businesses

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 will take 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, therefore offering a considerable increase in 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 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

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.

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 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.