Does your business require you to be constantly on the move?
If your business doesn’t have a physical location, then setting up a seamless on-the-go payment method for your customers is a must. Not only are upfront payments better for your cash flow, many people expect a modern payment option and will appreciate the convenience of a cashless transaction. 💸
The new payment system you pick will depend on the services you offer, the type of customers you have and what you’re willing to spend on managing payments. We put together 3 on-the-go payment options that may work best for your small business.
Lugging around a bulky and expensive card reader is no longer necessary to accept payments. Now, with new technological advancements, a small and nifty card reader is all you need. Modern mobile card readers are portable, lightweight and make it simple for customers to tap, swipe or insert their card. To work, the card reader typically needs connectivity through 3G and WiFi or Bluetooth, and a corresponding card reader app for a phone or tablet.
Here are some of the pros and cons of using mobile card readers:
PayPal is a well known e-money platform that recently expanded to business services. Registered business owners can sign up to PayPal Business and access features such as international payments, money transfers, cash advances, a debit Mastercard, seller and buyer protection and strict fraud protection measures.
There are two ways mobile business owners can use PayPal for on-the-go payments:
One of the best options for those accepting payments on-the-go is through QR payments. By using a QR code you can easily turn your mobile phone into a POS and start accepting payments from anywhere.
How does it work? With a service such as Pomelo Pay, all you need to do is type in the amount your customer owes on your phone and present them with a unique QR code. Your customer will then scan the QR code with their mobile phone camera and will be taken to a separate screen where they pay with Apple/Google Pay or fill in their credit card details.
The unique QR code is encrypted and only stores and digitally presents the data required for the transaction; no customer details or card information is stored. You also won’t need to be connected to the internet and can literally accept payments anywhere (yes, even the moon 🌑). Your only requirement is a Pomelo Pay account and a smartphone.
Technology is constantly evolving – so how can you keep up with the best payment services for your business? At the end of the day, the best option is always the fastest, cheapest and most cost-efficient one.
At Pomelo Pay, we believe that QR codes are the most efficient way to accept payments on-the-go. You won’t need to invest in additional hardware, you won’t have to worry about connectivity issues and your customers be assured that the payment is encrypted and their details aren’t stored anywhere.
Interested in giving Pomelo Pay a try? Download the Pomelo Pay app for free and start accepting payments from anywhere! 👇