Does your business require you to constantly be on the move?
If your business doesn’t have a physical location, then setting up a quick on the go checkout 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 processing payments. We look at 3 on the go payment options that may work best for your small business.
A payment on the go is a fast and seamless transaction that is typically contactless. This could be a payment that you do while travelling, working in a tight space or if you’re not physically present with your customer. These range from QR code payments to NFC payments.
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 payment platform that recently expanded to offer merchant services. Registered business owners can sign up to PayPal Business and access features such as international payments, money transfers, cash advances, a debit Mastercard and card readers for in-store checkout processes.
There are two ways mobile business owners can use PayPal for on the go payments:
Here at Pomelo Pay we have our own solution for small businesses looking for card readers. The Pomelo Pay app allows you to accept QR code payments, payment links and tap to pay contactless payments. By using QR codes you can turn your mobile phone into a POS and start accepting payments from anywhere.
With payment links, you can send a secure link to a payment page if you’re accepting the payment on the phone or through an invoice. This is far more convenient than organising bank transfers.
The unique QR code is encrypted and only stores and digitally presents the data required for the transaction, so no customer details or card information is stored. You also won’t need to be connected to the internet and can literally accept payments from anywhere. 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 small businesses? At the end of the day, the best option is always the fastest, cheapest and most cost-efficient one.
At Pomelo Pay, we offer several small business payment options that offer great functionality and can be adapted to how your customers prefer to pay. You won’t need to invest in additional hardware, you won’t have to worry about connectivity issues and banking information is completely secure and encrypted.
Tap and go is a feature that allows businesses to take card payments by tapping cards directly onto a phone like you would for a card machine. With Pomelo Pay’s upcoming Tap to Pay, customers can pay for their items quickly and easily - without merchants needing to rely on expensive and heavy card machines.
Pomelo Pay is one of the cheapest card readers on the market. With a transaction fee of just 1.49%, businesses can accept payments without the upfront cost or maintenance of a regular card reader.
Yes, with the Pomelo Pay app you can turn your phone into a payment terminal. You can accept contactless payments with Tap to Pay, QR code payments and remote payments.
Yes, many payment processors will also allow you to accept payments if you would like an ecommerce platform as well. At Pomelo Pay, our solution will provide you with an online payment gateway that will enable your online store to accept secure payments.
If you are a small business owner and would like to learn about our point of sale system, get in touch with us at Pomelo Pay to speak to our customer support team.
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