How to Accept Credit Cards in 2021

How to Accept Credit Cards in 2021

Accepting Credit Cards with the Helcim Suite of Tools

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to have access to tools that allow your business to get paid in a variety of ways. Because of this, Helcim has proven to be a powerful ally for businesses who need to adapt by giving them unlimited access to tools that can empower them to take payments however they need. 

Helcim allows you to take your customer experience to the next level, while giving you the dedicated support you need and allowing you to benefit from some of the most affordable pricing in the industry.

Tap, Swipe, Insert – Helcim’s Credit Card Terminal

The Helcim card reader is incredibly versatile and allows you to do whatever you would with a regular card reader terminal—but easier and with much more flexibility. Your customers can still tap, swipe, or insert for payment, but thanks to the mobility of the card reader, you can bring it with you and accept contactless payments anywhere. 

Invoicing Online: A Convenient Way to Pay & Get Paid

Helcim’s online invoicing allows you to send customizable invoices to your clients via email or text and even includes a `Pay Now` button that makes it a breeze for customers to submit their credit card information in just a few clicks. This tool can even send payment due reminders so you don’t have to chase your clients down for payment. 

A Virtual Terminal

Accepting payments over the phone has never been easier. With Helcim’s virtual terminal, you can recieve your customer’s credit card information remotely and manually key it into a secure, virtual Point-of-Sale that runs off of your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

Secure Credit Card Storage so You Can Bill Remotely

Once you have your client’s payment information, Helcim lets you store it securely for future payments in the credit card vault. Now, the next time a client visits your office or needs to pay over the phone, you can simply charge their card on file. It’s an easy way to accept a payment that gives you and your client more time back in their day.

A Credit Card App So You Can Get Paid On the Go

The right payments app is going to be your best friend when it comes to accepting credit card payments on the road, and Helcim’s app not only allows you to process payments, but keeps track of your inventory, and lets you send e-receipts to your customers. You can even use it in tandem with a card reader or completely on its own.

More Reasons to Choose Helcim

Affordable Payment Processing WIth no Contracts

Helcim offers interchange plus pricing, which is widely regarded as the most transparent and most affordable pricing structure offered by payment processors. Rather than charging you a flat rate for all of your processing, we pass the true cost of processing on to you, so you can save money on many of your transactions. For more information on our pricing, click here.

Here When You Need Help

Have you ever gotten an error message on your card reader and tried to call your payments company to resolve it, only you can’t get through? When your card reader goes down for some unknown reason, or when something else happens, you don’t want to just wait around and hope your machine magically comes back to life, you need help ASAP. That’s why Helcim has a dedicated in-house team of customer service experts whose #1 priority is to make sure our merchants are taken care of. And the best part is, they’re just a phone call away!

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All of the tools available through a Helcim account can make your life easier, all while simultaneously providing your customers with a better experience. At Helcim, we’ll help you find ways to sell more, faster. We also use the most transparent pricing model in the industry and are consistently rated one of the best payments companies for small business by If you’re looking to accept credit cards for the first time, or just looking for an upgrade from your current payment processor, sign up today, and let’s build your business together.

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