What are merchant services?

Handling credit cards isn’t the only service merchant services will provide you with. There are a number of ways to welcome payment safely and effectively. Regardless of your online or off-line status, always accept debit or credit cards from your customers. Regardless of the type of payment you would like to receive, whether it be online, monthly, or the payment process that you need assistance with, merchant services are here to cover any need or guidance you may request. One of the best payment processors will be available so your necessities and budget don’t go unnoticed.

Depending on what past experience you hold, what your credit history looks like, what type of business you have established, how you intend to receive any payment, regardless of how it is received, you will be eligible for our merchant card services. Don’t worry though, our card payment specialists in Bedfordshire will get a really good understanding of what makes you and your business take to design a plan that works for you.

In order for you to fulfil your customers needs we gather knowledge that will lead us to create any credit or debit card payment solution. Get the know-how from one of our payment solutions experts to deliver the right product.

Are business bank accounts the same as merchants bank accounts?

It often confuses business owners who are new to the world of payment processing. Any business associated bank account equals the cost of running your business globally. Merchant account is solely responsible for the processing and receiving incoming payments by credit or debit cards. Services such as credit card processing and EPOS till schemes are what we specialise in, which is why we will be providing a fully unified system targeted at business owners located in Bedfordshire.

What are the benefits of having merchant services?

In store merchant services offer the ability for any customer payment to be made not only with credit or debit cards, but also pain wave transactions with a limit of £45. Every day, more customers are insisting on being able to pay using their card, and based on the current conditions, fewer people choose to handle cash due to the concerns that come from the pandemic. If you have a merchant account, you are eligible for digital payments instead of simply accepting cash in hand. If you are looking to remain up to date with the improvements being made concerning your business, merchant services help you remain up-to-date and increase card payments over cash payments. You can benefit from our merchant services, and you can offer quick, secure ways to pay whether it is in person or online. Our merchant service solutions take only a few days to become accessible to.

Merchant services and misconceptions.

Simply submitting an application will not be enough for you to obtain a merchant account for your business. Having an approved account comes with a wide range of terms and processing rates the business user will need to agree on. One of the biggest misconceptions is that merchant accounts can be intimidating. If you are not aware of how merchant accounts work they can seem quite intimidating. A reputable merchant services provider will explain everything in great detail, and support your business through the application process. In order to choose the right one for your business you must dig deep on any myths and misconceptions you may know about merchant accounts and find out the truth. There is also a myth that merchant services are very costly to start up. Wondering how much it cost to start up surrounding merchant services is a normal step to take.

There is also a myth that merchant services are very costly to start up. If you own a small business, selecting the right merchant services provided can make your training life’s more simple and much more profitable. There are various sides to the service that you must think carefully about prior to choosing a new provider for your business. The wireless terminal solution company is there to provide you with help in order to end your contract, offering different rates and fees.

Key benefits to using our merchant services in Bedfordshire.

There are many benefits when you use our merchant services. We are a leading vendor of merchant accounts in Bedfordshire, we provide quick and simple solutions regardless of the size of your business. Our focus is on creating a ready made fix in order for you to be successful online. If you are looking for the lowest rates available on credit card processing, our merchant services will provide. As the contactless limit was raised to £45 in April of this year, people in the UK chose to pay by their mobile devices more than ever. This means the number of card processing transactions will grow stop

We understand that customers are free to pay how they want, and when they want. However transactions by card are safer. Wireless terminal solutions have made it easier than ever to create a merchant account. Whether you’re an established business or just starting out, choosing our payment platform is an easy way to get set up with all payment options you need.

Added card security.

Small businesses have a responsibility to make sure that their credit card information is safeguarded. Throughout a variety of payment gateways and websites merchant services providers will help to protect you and your customers by managing the payments. Merchant accounts must conform to the PCI which provides a universal standard for how credit card information is processed, used and stored.

You mustn’t rely on anyone to monitor your credit card details, working with a provider that is PCI compliant will help you avoid this situation. If you are worried about security vulnerabilities in your business, and you accept card payment it is advised that your contact information is accessible and up-to-date. You may do so online or by getting in touch with the purchaser of your in-store services directly.

Fast payment settlement.

You may receive your money in your account from your merchant services on the same day. Credit card processing and merchant services provided by wireless terminal solutions allow access to these funds right away. In the current environment, many businesses are focused on not only timelines but timely payment settlement. Absorb the daily management of your company with our all-inclusive merchant services. Get your cash quicker and minimise your payment processing costs – in order to get a free quote,. You must note that, same day settlement will only be accessible to select businesses as it depends on a variety of factors. In general, the merchant acquires discretionary power and other factors, including the way you negotiate on the nature of your business. Same day settlement service on your merchant services account will enable any business owner to accept funds and payments from customers.

Offer flexible payment options for your customers.

In the current climate, in today’s environment, providing as many options as possible for accepting payment is imperative. Merchant services can provide your business with the help it needs to get paid on time and in full, even if you have a bad credit history, we specialise in high risk merchant services. In order to avoid credit crunches by accepting credit card payments and associated products all merchant services can help you.

For more than 12 years, wireless terminal solutions ingenious and original approach to merchant services has helped business owners provide various payment options that meet their unique needs.

Take advantage by accepting or debit and credit cards.

The number of benefits are many when you accept in-store services and the processing of cards. Credit card companies can indeed grow their customer base. Furthermore, the option of accepting payment by card provides the merchant with additional relaxation. Our merchant services and payment technology are already in use by thousands of businesses and companies in the UK, if you would like to be a part of this which will benefit your company please call us today. We work with businesses of all sizes. Allow us to manage and grow your business.

What types of card machines come with the merchant service account?

Once your business has a merchant services account, you need to determine the type of card machine that suits your business. This all depends on which type of business they are and how they generally deal with their client. There are a variety of card manufacturers across the United Kingdom, the most popular ones being in Ingenico, VeriFone, PAX, Spire and Castle. We specialise in payment for card machines and we offer nothing but the best, including hardware that is designed to benefit your business. We have a card machine for every budget and set up. The advantages of owning your own card machine are numerous, while you can also rent if you do not wish to purchase one. The main types of card machines for business owners to use are, CounterTop card terminals, definite/phone line connected, all mobile solutions including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Sim card enabled products. They all include an array of benefits and owners will benefit from these transactions as their processing fees are quite slow.

The Ingenico Move/5000 card machine is the next generation of credit card machine and boasts lots of benefits including a tri communication connectivity that can be set up in less than a minute, this compact contactless enabled card machine provides owners everything they need to accept debit and credit card payments. The move 5000 payment terminal is capable of processing chip and pin, contactless and near field communications, NFC.

You can take your business one step further if you include our innovative products. Take any business to the next level with our innovative products.

Introducing the move 5000 payment terminal, equipped with multiple connection options. The move 5000 mobile payment terminal provides a unique blend of cutting-edge hardware and is available on a rental agreement to meet the needs of your business.

FAQs

What are the benefits to having merchant services?
Put quite simply the opportunity for increased Sales. The last decade has seen the amount of businesses accept card payments with merchant services grow tenfold. It is fact, that more payments have been made by cards than by cash in the last few years.
What are merchant services?
Any money your business processes from card payments go into the merchant services account before being transferred to the business bank account.

Merchant services is an online bank account set up with a merchant services provider, so it’s separate from your business bank account.

What are some of the key advantages to having merchant services?
The list is extensive, but here are just a few examples:

  • The ability to accept card payments from customers
  • Merchant services increases sales because customers are not restricted to cash only purchases
  • Merchant services provides new opportunities for sales via telephone mail order and online
  • Increased impulse purchasing opportunities as people go from browsers to buyers
How will the introduction of merchant services benefit my staff?
Introducing merchant services means staff handle less cash, reducing the potential for simple mistakes.
How long does a merchant services application take?
In most cases a merchant services application takes anything from 2 – 5 working days, once the customer has completed all relevant documentation. Every merchant services application is different and this can be based on the way the business operates, what they sell and where they trade from.
How to be kept up to date with a merchant services application?
All reputable providers should assign a dedicated account manager who manages all aspects of the merchant services application, and should keep all suitable parties involved in the merchant account application up to date.
Where do I get a merchant services application form from?
You will need to contact an affiliated merchant services acquirer (this can be a bank, ISO or independent seller) which you can source through Google. They will support and guide the business through the merchant services application form.
How do you get help with your merchant services application?
All companies who offer merchant services facilities should provide an infrastructure to provide merchant applicants the necessary support where required. If you are unsure, ask when you make an enquiry.
What documentation do I need to provide on a merchant services application?
In most cases the customer or business will need to provide proof of their business bank account. In addition, proof of ownership/director and copies of passport and address may be required. Everything will be outlined on the form and it is mandatory regardless of which merchant acquirer you use.
When I switch merchant services do I terminate my current agreement?
Everything should be outlined for you. If you are unsure check your current agreement. There have been instances where people have cancelled their merchant services agreement and then been penalised as they have broken their contract.
Who is my merchant services agreement with?
You should receive a monthly merchant services statement detailing all transactions and any relevant charges. Some businesses work with independent suppliers or an ISO but they will have a direct relation with one merchant acquirer. If you are unsure speak with them.
Who settles my funds on my merchant services?
This will always be done directly by the merchant services acquiring bank. Even in instances where your relationship is with a third party or ISO all settlement funds are never, at any time, held by a supplier.
What is the cost for terminating my merchant services contract?
This should have been outlined in the initial set up. In this instance we would suggest referring back to the original agreement, and if not speak with the acquirer outlining what implications there are for terminating the merchant services agreement.
Should I worry about PCI compliance on my merchant services account?
PCI DSS standards exist to protect the security of your customers’ credit card data. All UK based merchant accounts need to be PCI compliant and there is a criteria of requirements. It is paramount that every business that uses merchant services has this. This should be outlined in your merchant services agreement.
How to add AMEX to my merchant services account?
This should be offered at the time of setting up the merchant services account application. If you need to add this midway through the account, speak with AMEX at their Brighton offices and they will assist in getting this added to your merchant services account.
When do I receive my funds on my merchant services account?
In most instances it is typically 3 days but any restrictions should have been outlined at the time of signing up. In some cases some merchants are able to offer next day funding but this isn’t available to everyone.
Do I get separate merchant services account numbers for debit and credit cards?
You will have one merchant number for face to face transactions that apply to all debit and credit cards. If you accept AMEX that will be an additional merchant services account number. If you were looking to accept payments online, or via your website you will need a separate merchant account set up.
How are my monthly fees paid on my merchant services account?
Monthly merchant fees are automatically debited from your business bank account normally in first week of each month for the previous month’s fees. This will be outlined and differs from each acquirer.
Can a sole trader have merchant services?
Yes. Anyone who is trading regardless of whether they are a sole trader, limited company or multinational retail establishment can accept debit and credit cards.
How long should I keep my merchant services transactional documents?
Most financial establishments in the merchant services industry recommend you to keep all transactional data and documentation for a period of at least 18 months.
How do I order an additional card machine for my merchant services account?
Speak with the merchant services acquirer, or speak with a card payment specialist.
Can I accept payments in more than one currency on my merchant services account?
Yes. It is advisable to check with the relevant merchant acquirer to see if this is possible. We suggest speaking with the relevant merchant services provider to discuss the currency you wish to trade in and how you wish your account to be settled.
What types of card machines come with a merchant services account?
You have 4 options. You have the mobile option which connects via a roaming SIM card. You have the portable option which connects via a router. The popular Wi-Fi card machine or the traditional countertop card machine which is popular for retail businesses who use merchant services account.
What do merchant services cost?
Some merchant services providers charge a set up fee, others don’t. You will then have merchant services transaction fees, which is a set fee a business would pay on debit and credit cards for each transaction. In this instance, it is normally a flat rate or a percentage and you may have to pay an authorisation fee.

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