Restaurants, pubs, stadiums, traveling agents, deliverers and transportation services, all need wireless credit card processing technology in order to accept credit cards.
Merchant account providers use different names when referring to wireless terminals. Such names can include: wireless terminal, wireless credit card machine, wireless credit card processing, wireless credit card reader, wireless processing and wireless swipe machine.
These wireless terminals function exactly as the good old retail terminals, using wireless technology (usually GPRS) in order to connect to the credit card processing network and perform authorize, capture and refund transactions.
Some of the most appealing merchant account offerings include a free wireless credit card terminal, yet prior to making a final decision, you should make sure that together with all other aspects of the merchant account package, the suggested offer is the one that suits you most.
Different packages will suit different needs. If you anticipate very low volumes, a free wireless device, with no or low monthly processing minimum is the account for you. For high volumes the free wireless terminal or lack of monthly minimums is meaningless.
When choosing your merchant account package don’t forget to compare rates and fees, reporting capabilities, merchant tools, fraud prevention utilities, customer support availability and payment schedules.
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