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A Step by Step Guide to Mobile Credit Card Processing

Being able to accept credit card payments using your mobile device can be beneficial for businesses who attend pop-up events or tradeshows, have employees who work outside of the office, or want to be able to accept payments quickly or easily.

All you need is a tablet or a smartphone to begin accepting mobile payments from customers. Here is a step by step guide to mobile credit card processing.

1.) Download a POS application

The mobile application should be compatible with all tablets and smartphones including the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The Helcim Payments app automatically syncs with any of the existing information in your Helcim account, including your product catalog, and tax settings, so you can immediately start accepting payments right away. 

2.) Connect the Card Reader

The Helcim Card Reader lets your business accept credit card transactions easily, you simply sync the card reader with your device, then use the app to accept payments. The card reader will encrypt any credit card data, so customers can be confident that their personal information is being protected.

3.) Enter the transaction amount

To process a transaction, enter the amount of the sale and then give the card reader to your customer to complete the transaction. The transaction will be processed in real time using your 3G, LTE, or WiFi network. You’ll immediately know if the transaction is approved or not.

4.) Email a copy of the receipt to the customer

Once the customer signs for the purchase, you can easily send them an email receipt, so they have a record of the transaction. The payment will also be recorded in your business's transaction history, so you can see which transactions have been processed. You will only need to ask for your customer's email once. When they return and pay with the same card, the application will automatically pull up their email from the previous transaction. 

Mobile credit card processing is a convenient and cost-effective way to accept payments. Using a mobile app, like the Helcim Payments app, the mobile devices that you already own can easily be used as a point-of-sale, so your business can accept payments anywhere.

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