How modern mobile card terminals give businesses the impression of reliability

While card terminals exist mainly for the purposes of accepting credit and debit card payments - as well as contactless payments from digital wallets, like Google Pay and Apple Pay - they can have a deeper meaning in the eyes of a consumer.

A modern mobile card machine - like the Saturn Android Smart Terminal - can give the impression of reliability and professionalism that many consumers find comforting when interacting with a business for the first time, encouraging them to return again in the future.

Whether it’s because of pleasing aesthetics or an instilled confidence in their security, modern mobile card machines look the part, act the part and, most importantly, make your customers feel the same way about your business.

At Handepay, we’re experts in the mobile card machine world and have been helping businesses with their card payments for years. If you need a hand with your card machines, or you’re interested in upgrading your card machine technology with a mobile card terminal or portable card machine, get in touch with Handepay today.

Why using modern mobile card machines to accept credit and debit cards is the best policy

Why using modern mobile card machines to accept credit and debit cards is the best policy


A hi-tech look implies a high-value service

If you want to give your business - whatever it may be - the visage of an up-to-date, technology-savvy enterprise, using impressive-looking technology that is fit for purpose is a great way to do it.

Much as an office using the latest computers, screens and software can be seen as more trustworthy than another comparable office, the same goes for any customer-facing business utilising technology in any form.

But because card machines play such an important role in the customer experience, using the grandest-looking machines can embed the opinion that your business is not only willing to invest in the latest technology for the value of the consumer but also that you won’t allow yourself to fall behind the times on such an essential tool.

The Saturn Android Smart Terminal, for instance, looks closer to a futuristic mini-tablet than a traditional card machine, with a striking and minimalist 5.5-inch colour touchscreen. Replacing older, more traditional card machines with one such as this is a surefire way to impress customers.


Older card machines may imply outdated security

In the modern digital age, the need for stringent cybersecurity measures has never been more prevalent. This is especially true concerning the mass amounts of sensitive data that are shared between consumers and businesses every single day - including sensitive card data.

Given the rate at which technology is evolving, it is reasonable to assume that older-looking technology could be lacking in the many advancements made in recent years, including more stringent security. In the case of older card machines, despite the fact they may be perfectly acceptable in their defence of customer data, their appearance may not suggest the same is true.

But by using a modern mobile card reader that looks like a more recent evolution in card payment technology, you can give your customers a greater sense of reliability that their information will be protected. 

Plus, it’s not just about looks. The Saturn Andriod Smart Terminal is certified to the latest security standards in the card payments industry, so you know you’ll be giving your customers the peace of mind they deserve every time they shop with you.


More advanced card machines help serve customers more effectively

While traditional card machines serve but a single purpose (to accept card payments), more modern solutions like the Saturn Andriod Smart Terminal can perform far beyond this.

Rather than merely accepting card payments, these smart terminals act as an all-in-one business tool, allowing users to access a wide range of apps (just as they would on a mobile phone) that are essential in keeping business moving.

These include such features as accessing customer data, sales invoices, stock numbers, calendars and so much more. These tools don’t just make the overall running of the business easier, they can also be useful to customers in the moment. 

For example, if a customer asked you if you had a specific product in stock, instead of needing to return to your premises’ main computer, you could simply log onto your smart terminal and pull up the figures, right in front of them, in a matter of seconds.

This saves both of you time and effort and creates the impression of someone who is undoubtedly in tune with their business and the needs of the consumer.

How modern mobile card terminals give businesses the impression of reliability


Invest in the best card machines for your business with Handepay

If you’re ready to further impress your customers with your commitment to the latest and greatest technology, speak to Handepay today about upgrading your card machines.

With years of experience offering businesses the solutions to accept credit and debit cards that work best for them, we’re the people you need to speak to about your smart terminals, portable card machines and any other tools for card payments you need.

Rest assured, with Handepay there are never any hidden monthly fees, helping keep your card machine cost at an absolute minimum. We'll offer the cheapest card payment machine to suit your needs, so you can easily accept card payments and contactless payments from your loyal customers without stretching your bank account.


Financial disclaimer:

Terminal hire contracts are provided by Merchant Rentals Limited, who is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for Consumer Hire under FRN 720500. Terminal hire can be for consumer hire and non-regulated hire contracts. Please check your contract carefully for details. Regulation of all consumer hire fall under the control of the FCA.

Handepay Ltd is authorised and regulated by the FCA for Consumer Credit under FRN 673564. Handepay is a credit broker for consumer hire not a lender.

Handepay acts as an introducer of card acquiring services on behalf of EVO Payments UK, the card acquiring service provider. EVO Payments UK is the trading name of EVO Payments UK Ltd, a payment institution that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN number 959332).

Existing Cards Businesses- The one-month rolling terminal hire contract from Merchant Rentals is only available to businesses that are switching from their current acquirer to EVO Payments UK arranged through Handepay.

New to Cards Businesses- The 12-month terminal hire contract from Merchant Rentals is only available to businesses that are new to card payments and wish to receive acquiring services from EVO Payments UK, arranged through Handepay.

The Next Day Banking Settlement service provided by EVO Payments UK incurs an additional fee of £4 a month on top of your acquiring service charges and fees. Provided your card machine performs a reconciliation before 12am (midnight), you’ll receive settlement of funds the next banking day.

Editorial disclaimer:

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