By now, it should probably go without saying that it’s important to accept credit cards and debit cards at your place of business. Canadian shoppers have shown that they don’t expect to have to pay with cash anymore. The majority of Canadians don’t even feel it necessary to walk around with any cash on them at all! We’ve been heading towards being a “cashless society” for some time now. And now, it seems like we’re heading towards being a “wireless society” as well.
Wireless terminals have become the norm in Canada. This is especially true in the restaurant industry. It’s not at all uncommon to go into a restaurant, sit down to have a meal and not have to get up to make a payment. Wireless terminals are brought directly to the table by the wait staff so that patrons can pay with their credit cards and debit cards. The entire scenario makes for an incredibly convenient dining experience.
On Entrepreneur.com, John Burtzloff offers his insight about wireless terminals. “Wireless mobile solutions enable merchants to process credit and debit card payments conveniently and securely, anywhere they go,” he writes, “These terminals offer mobile merchants portability and transaction flexibility, allowing them to use a number of devices to process swiped credit card transactions or e-commerce sales through Internet-based payment gateways.”
Can you find benefit in securing wireless terminals for your business? We’re guessing that you can. As you can imagine, there are many different reasons that wireless terminals are convenient. This is true for both merchants and customers alike. Burtzloff mentions that the fact that wireless terminals allow for merchants to accept payments at any place and at any time helps for them to greatly benefit from this technology.
“By using a wireless device to process payment transactions, these merchants enjoy a lower, discounted rate compared to keyed entries,” he remarks, “Plus, wireless terminals can capture card information offline and store transactions for later transmission, an important benefit for merchants who find themselves in remote locations.” He goes on to note that mention that wireless terminals also lessen transaction times.
For customers who like the convenience of relatively short wait times, this is a great benefit. “The transaction time for accepting a card with a wireless terminal can actually be less than with a standard land-line terminal, depending on the coverage and the type of mobile device,” Burtzloff informs, “Some wireless applications allow merchants to move their cashiers and check-out stations to any location in the store, unlike a fixed location that\’s tied to a land line and a power supply.”
As well, Burtzloff explains that wireless technology allows for merchants to have many more options when it comes to accepting payments from customers. “Wireless remote technology now includes multifunctional devices that combine cellular phones, PDAs and point-of-sale transaction terminals with various peripherals and software, allowing merchants to merge several pieces of point-of-sale equipment into one unit,” he reveals.
At Canadian POS Corporation, we offer our customers the ability to utilize wireless terminal technology for the most affordable rates in our industry! Out iWL250G terminals support a full range of payment types including credit cards, debit cards and gift cards. It also accepts EMV chip cards that help to protect both your business and your customers from fraud. The iWL250G also has contactless technology that allows for “tap and go” payments!
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