Choosing the Right Credit Card Machine:
The best way to pick the right machine for you is to do your research. Think of how your customer shops, are they more traditional where a countertop unit makes sense? Or is your business model more of a fluid one where you might be on the go more than a typical merchant? Then a wireless unit might make the most sense for your business. You need to figure out the who, what, where, when and why of how you're going to accept credit cards and pick the machine accordingly.
How Credit Card Processors Work:
Traditional terminals are dialed out either by a phone line or through an Internet connection. If you use a land line, make sure it is a dedicated line, or it will not work properly if there are interruptions from incoming calls or call waiting. Many businesses prefer the convenience of the Internet-connected terminals that use IP for faster transactions and won't tie up a landline.
Other Options for Accepting Payments:
In addition to the traditional style terminals, there are several other options that add convenience for your customers. You can add a PIN Pad device to accept debit card purchases and use a ‘store and forward’ option that allows you to enter credit card information and process it at a later time. NAB is also a leader in the e-Commerce space and has a solution for most any e-Commerce checkout system. We also offer mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet that allows you can process on the go.