Accept Payments Online Without a Website
As changing consumer habits and transition to even more online purchasing continues to evolve, many businesses are seeing lower foot traffic or closing entirely. However, there are ways to adapt business models to serve your customers through online sales or new ways of accepting payments.
Now is a great time to capitalize on growing online sales, and the suite of tools that comes with an Authorize.net account can help. At no additional cost, there are several features that can help businesses start serving customers in new ways today, even without an ecommerce site.
Virtual Terminal is an excellent option to start accepting payments immediately, as no ecommerce website is required. Virtual Terminal is a web-based application, accessible through the Merchant Interface, which allows you to enter payment information manually for phone orders – without requiring a card reader or other expensive hardware. Virtual Terminal is a secure way to accept payment from customers. The transaction takes place through Authorize.net’s payment gateway, a secure online payment processor.
Authorize.net accounts include a simple, digital invoicing feature at no additional cost that allows you to create and send an email invoice. Customers can easily pay from an enabled computer or mobile device. The invoicing feature is a great option for quickly accepting payments from customers, with the average invoice paid within 48 hours.1 Your cash flow in these uncertain times is vital, and digital invoicing can help you get paid faster. Digital Invoicing also provides a great way to accept payments from customers who traditionally pay face-to-face. As physical distancing is now a priority, it is worth considering what ways the Digital Invoicing feature can be used with your customers.
Mobile Point of Sale (mPos)
With Authorize.net’s mPOS application, you can accept and manage credit and debit card payments securely with an Android or Apple device. A mobile point of sale system performs the same functions as a traditional cash register – except it’s portable, so you can accept payments from virtually anywhere. mPOS also provides the option to manually key in payment information. With curbside pickups becoming more popular, keying in payment information with mPOS is a great way to accept payments while maintaining physical distance. With the app, you can accept card payment, tips from customers, and send email receipts. Transactions can easily be managed from the Authorize.net Merchant Interface.