Credit Card Machines
Understanding Your Credit Card Equipment Options
BluePay has the terminals, apps, encrypted swipers and software you need, no matter what type of business you operate. Here are some of the payment processing technology options available to you:
- Stand-alone credit card terminals
- Wireless credit card processing machines
- Virtual credit card terminals
- Mobile credit card readers
Whichever credit card machine you choose, you can rely on BluePay’s PCI-compliant security to protect your customers and your business from credit card fraud.
Stand-Alone Credit Card Terminals
These are the traditional payment terminals familiar to any merchant. They're ideal for face-to-face, card-present transactions at restaurants, retail and grocery stores. These credit card machines read the magnetic stripe on credit cards, and basic features include the magnetic stripe reader, a keypad, display screen, PIN pad and printer. They require either a phone line or Internet connection in order to send data for processing and authorization. The newest equipment technology features NFC and EMV capabilities.
Wireless Credit Card Processing Machines
They function in much the same way as stand-alone machines, with the added advantage of accessibility away from your brick-and-mortar storefront. In today’s day and age, mobile payments and wireless payment processing technology are ideal for drivers, delivery workers, service industries and other merchants constantly on-the-go.
Virtual Credit Card Terminals
An optimal solution for card-not-present processing, virtual terminals let you accept credit cards from any computer with an Internet connection. If you work from home or process mail order and telephone order (MOTO) transactions, a virtual terminal lets you enter credit cards manually and upload transactions in a single batch for more efficient and accurate processing.
Mobile Credit Card Readers
Say goodbye to the traditional credit card machine and hello to accepting credit cards on iPhones, iPads, Android devices and other mobile platforms. With today's mobile encrypted card swipers, you can process payments on a smartphone or tablet in your store or on the road. Your credit card machine is now in the palm of your hand — welcome to the mobile age.