Allow us to come right out and answer the question posed by today’s blog title: all of them! To be honest, it’s hard for us to come up with a business type that couldn’t benefit from using wireless terminals. However, we do know that there are certain kinds of companies where wireless terminals come in especially handy. Are you an owner of any of the following business types?
Restaurants, patios and bars. We’ve written many a blog about how easy life has been made for restaurant patrons thanks to the advent of the wireless terminal. No matter where customers are sitting and enjoying their meals in your establishment, they now have the ability to pay for those meals without leaving the comfort of their seats. This also makes life incredibly easy for your wait staff. Not to mention, there has been a significant reduction in fraud thanks to the fact that cardholders no longer have to relinquish their cards to their servers at any point.
Delivery services. It doesn’t matter what you deliver – pizza, flowers, furniture, parcels from abroad – you can accept payment for those deliveries right at the doorstep of their recipients. No more taking of credit card numbers (this also helps to reduce fraud) and no more invoicing for payment at a later date (this helps to improve your cash flow), wireless terminals allow you to get paid right there on the spot, once the delivery is made.
Spas and salons. The beauty industry is one where customers expect to be able to relax and feel good. Whether they’re doing their hair, nails or getting a massage, the point of the visit to your place of business is to look and feel your best. The payment process shouldn’t interrupt that feeling. By bringing the terminal to the chair where the customer is sitting, a payment can be made while he/she is still in that state of relaxation and comfort.
Garden centres. The season for gardening is certainly upon us. And, as such, many retailers that offer plants, flowers and other necessities for those with green thumbs often operate parts of their businesses outdoors. These garden centres once required customers to take their items of choice inside to pay for them. Not anymore. With wireless terminals, payments can be made in any aisle, at any time the customer is ready to pay.
Taxis. What once was thought of as cash-only business (how do you plug a terminal into a car, right?) is now popularly accepting credit cards and debit cards. If you own a taxi service, it’s important to remember that your customers will likely prefer to pay with plastic. This is great for your business because “I don’t have enough cash” is no longer a valid excuse for a passenger. Wireless terminals make paying cab fare easy.
At Canadian POS Corporation, we offer the VeriFone VX680 for both your short range and long range wireless terminal needs. This all-in-one mobile solution efficiently and securely processes credit card, debit card and gift card transactions anywhere. It has a compact ergonomic design that provides easy transport and a long-life battery that ensures that you have enough power to get through any busy day!
For more information about this fantastic wireless option, call Canadian POS Corporation at 1-877-748-2884 or email us at info@localhost.