Automated credit card payment systems Portsmouth
Card payments by telephone
Does your business take credit or debit card payments over the telephone from customers, or do you want to be able to do so for your Portsmouth-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 customers reading out their card details, however you process the payment, whether using a card machine or payment web site.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) becomes enforceable on and it is expected that shortly afterwards the card payment industry will require tighter security on card payments taken by telephone.
How this affects your business
This enhanced security creates a problem 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 system. It also creates an opportunity for you to get ahead of your competitors and introduce a secure automated payment system 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 systems for small businesses
The card payment system 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. Your customers will hear prompts personalised to your business guiding them through the payment process.
The payment system 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, therefore offering a considerable increase in security over manual payment methods and at the same time extending your business hours. It is ideal for use both at your place of business and at exhibitions.
As the payment system 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
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 system
- 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
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.