Telephone-based credit card payment gateways Wells
Taking payments over the telephone
Does your business take credit or debit card payments over the telephone from customers, or would being able to do so improve your Wells-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.
Increasing security standards
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, however you process the payment, whether using 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 your business
This increased security creates a problem for small businesses needing to take card payments by telephone but without the resources to invest in an automated 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
Our telephone-based card payment gateway is designed 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 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, therefore offering a considerable increase in security over manual payment methods while allowing your business to trade 24 hours a day. It is ideal for use both at your place of business and at exhibitions.
As the payment gateway 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
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.
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
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.