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If you’re looking to offer your customers the convenience of paying by card, whatever business type you are, you’ll need to choose a payment service provider first.
A payment service provider (like us!) is dedicated to helping you accept card payments. They’ll handle all your transactions, including your PCI compliance needs, card payment security, fee processing and more.
So, whilst you’re doing what you do best – running your business – you won’t need to worry about your payment processing.
But how do you choose the best one for you? Let’s have a look.
Not to state the obvious, but to be able to accept credit cards and debit cards, you’ll first need a payment processing system set-up.
There’s a wide variety of solutions available, so no matter whether you want to take payments face-to-face, online or over the phone, there is one to suit your business.
Most providers offer similar products, so check out below for the types of solutions that are on the market:
Most payment service providers will offer the following:
You can also take payments online, whether that’s through your website or from a standalone secure payment page.
Most payment service providers will be able to provide:
If you’re not online already, you can find out more about how to take your business online in our blog.
If you run a business where you accept mail order or telephone orders, phone payment solutions let you take payment without the customer needing to be there with you.
There are two key ways you can do this:
You can find out more on how you can take phone payments in our blog.
A lot of payment service providers have long contracts – some even tie you in for up to 5 years, so do make sure you ask up front!
At Payzone, we do things a bit differently.
We get it. No matter whether your brand new to card payments or are switching providers, you might not want to be tied into a long contract. That’s why we offer one of the shortest available on the market – just 12-months.
If you’ve been looking around for a payment service provider, you’ll have probably noticed that some of them will give you two to three prices to choose from. No matter your business size, whether you’re switching or are completely new to cards, it’s a one size fits all approach.
At Payzone, we understand that one price doesn’t fit all. That’s why instead, our pricing packages are designed to fit your individual business needs.
Our packages are based on the type of business you own, what your current or expected card turnover is, and what payment solution you ultimately decide.
One of our local card payment specialists will come out to meet you face to face, and with their wide range of local business knowledge, they’ll guide you to choosing the best solution for your business.
As mentioned earlier, we have a short 12-month contract available. There’s no set-up fees when you join, and no exit fees if you leave at the end of your contract. Plus, our friendly activations team will hand hold you through the set up process.
And, if you’re looking to get your business PCI compliant, we can help. We have a dedicated PCI DSS team who will guide you every step of the way in getting you compliant.