Conducting business in the year 2020 is so much different than any other year, isn’t it? The coronavirus pandemic forced many of us to shut our doors for months on end. And, for those who never closed their doors, business operations took on a whole new look. Many restaurants, for example, were forced to offer takeout orders only. Those that did get to open their dining rooms were often only allowed to fill half of their seats in order to maintain social distancing.
In 2020, entrepreneurs of all kinds have been challenged to find new ways to keep their businesses profitable. One of those ways is to do away with the confines of the four walls that make up their places of business. Who says you can only process sales at work? Why not take your business on the road with you? With a virtual terminal, you can do just that!
How do virtual terminals work?
At your brick and mortar business location, you have a POS terminal that accepts credit cards and debit cards. Of course, this enables you to welcome any and all consumers, giving them the option to choose their favourite payment method. With a virtual terminal, you can effectively take your POS terminal with you wherever you go. As a result, you can process payments wherever you are!
All that this is required is a mobile device and the inputting of a customer’s credit card information. Whether you get that information over the phone, via email or in person, you can go ahead and process a payment. If you have previously stored the customer’s information, you can simply select his/her account and proceed with the transaction.
What devices can be turned into a virtual terminal?
If you’re at home, your PC can become your terminal. If you’re on the go, your smartphone can become your terminal. You can actually use any mobile device you like. That means your tablet or laptop terminal can also function as a POS terminal, accepting payments wherever you happen to be!
With Unity Payments, having a virtual terminal set up is incredibly quick and easy. No coding is necessary. We imagine you always have your smartphone with you. With our free mobile application for Apple and Android devices, you will be able to take payments anywhere and at any time. Our solution supports a variety of payment types including recurring, installment and future dated payments.
What other benefits come with using a virtual terminal?
The checkout process is seamless. With our virtual terminal solution, you and your team can easily collect payments and track every sale. It is also quite versatile. As long as you have internet access, you can process phone, fax and mail orders from anywhere. All you need to do is log in to the Converge Virtual Terminal, fill out your customer’s information and process the charge.
Our solution grows with your business! With it, you can scale up easily with up to 5,000 users as your business evolves. For more information about the virtual terminals available from Unity Payments, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-661-3761 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.