The convenience of in store mobile payment options

Nov 19, 2013
payment services to mobile devices

As we grow and learn more and more about our technology, companies and people in general have gotten their intelligence on to bring us products that would astound our ancestors. Of course they might burn us at the stake for being witches first and if we could get past their superstitions and lack of education, they might even adjust to having electric power. But as far as that one goes, we should never invent a time machine to dash through the space time continuum, but rather we should stick with what we know.

We know

We know that smart phones and their counterparts are an amazing piece of technology. We also know that an amazing amount of people turn to their smart phones for their daily activities. From turning off the lights to starting the car when flying into the airport to warm it up; we leap enthusiastically into the modern ease and convenience of our technology. After all, each generation wants it to be easier for their kids. But is this what they meant?

Venmo Touch

What the heck is Venmo? Well, to make this simple, Venmo Touch is a one touch system application that works with your mobile device. It eliminates the need for the customer or consumer to re-type the information in time and time again. It reduces the work to make a purchase wirelessly or for making reservations. Venmo Touch not only stores the information from the card but also stores new customer’s apps on the network.

So say that a customer needs somewhere to stay after purchasing an item online. That information is stored and the customer will not have to work twice as hard to pay for the hotel room, because the card information is ready for use. That makes it twice as easy and twice as quick to locate, pay and arrive for the night.

Braintree

Venmo is the brain child of the company Braintree.  With this application in place, you should consider it for your high risk merchant account and all the customers that will be paying through their smart phones. With rewards being given on cards for extra miles and cash back, the consumer is drawn to the use of the application from the ease and the extra’s. It really is a win/win situation for both the seller and the buyer.

So be on the lookout

If you have a merchant account, you need to consider stretching your payment services to mobile devices. Millions of people worldwide use them hourly and thinking you will be alright without them, could handicap your growing business.

Growing and reaching out to your customers is the name of the game. Over 55% of purchasing is being done on one mobile device or another. Services are obviously getting easier and joining the bandwagon would probably be the best decision that you ever made. Find applications that you prefer and one’s that will service your customers the best. Good hunting and here’s hoping you find your way to great business opportunities.

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Having a merchant account allows an account holder to take advantage of merchant cash advances. When a merchant is approved for an advance, the business agrees to receive a lump sum of cash in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future credit card sales.

Pricing varies depending on the merchant’s industry, past credit card processing history, the type of business seeking the account, average ticket sales, and average transaction volumes.

Yes, EMB works with merchants who are building their credit, as well as those who have poor credit. EMB also approves merchants that have no credit card processing history and businesses that have lost their merchant accounts due to high chargebacks.

Several factors influence a merchant’s risk level. Though only one factor likely will not get a merchant classified as high risk, a combination of these may: business size, location, and industry, credit score, credit card processing history, a industry’s reputation for excessive chargebacks, a prior history of high chargeback ratios, and whether a merchant exclusively sells online.

Virtual terminals are stationed on a merchant’s website, making it easy for customers to make a payment or purchase online. Merchants or a payment processor can easily set up virtual terminals, so online businesses can accept credit and debit card and e-check transactions.

A merchant account is a business account with an acquiring bank. Without this business account, which actually works more like a line of credit, a merchant cannot accept and process credit and debit card transactions. Businesses need a merchant account to accept major credit cards via a static point-of-sale terminal, mobile card reader, or through a virtual payment gateway.

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