Automated debit card payment gateways Ollerton

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 Ollerton-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.

Changes to 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, whether the details are entered 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 .

The effect on small businesses

This heightened security 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. 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

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. Your customers will hear prompts personalised to your business guiding them through the payment process.

The payment gateway takes payment from your customers all day and night every day of the year 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 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 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.

Even if you don't specifically need to take credit card payments over the telephone, this payment service offers the advantage of being fully PCI DSS level 1 compliant, removing the need for your business to comply with PCI DSS at all.

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.