These days almost everyone is busy, and this is especially true for small business owners. That’s why it’s as important as ever for businesses to have payment options that are agile as the bustling lifestyles of their customers. It could benefit businesses to consider how they can leverage innovative and creative ways to set up shop, such as mobile shops, temporary “pop-up” shops, or brand activations. These new shopping trends require an easy and convenient way to accept payments, which makes wireless payment solutions exactly what they need.
Get Outside with Short-Range Mobile Terminals
No one-payment solution is created equal, which is why it’s important to have a wireless payment solution that suits the unique needs of a business. For example, a short-range mobile payment solution with a wireless communication range of about 100 ft. (328 m) from the business’ location is ideal for an outdoor brand activation just outside a storefront. This way, sales associates can leverage the foot traffic outside their shop, interact with potential customers, and can quickly and seamlessly process a payment on the spot. This is a great way to get out there and interact with potential new customers, while taking a more active approach to promoting your small business.
Go the Extra Mile With Long-Range Mobile Terminals
Rather than relying on customers to come to you, why not go to your customers? This is the beauty of a mobile business like a trendy food truck, coffee cart, or even a brand activation that travels to different locations within a region. A long-range mobile terminal is the perfect solution for businesses like these to process wireless payments with impeccable connectivity and speed. These terminals have a long lasting battery that stays charged through a busy sales day, like at a music festival. Because it’s fairly compact, it’s easy to pass to your customers for their input, and has a built-in printer that delivers sharp customer and vendor receipt copies for each transaction.
Save Wireless Payment History in the Cloud
A wireless payment terminal wouldn’t truly be mobile unless you could store your transaction history to the cloud. The Moneris Cloud Platform allows small businesses to store payment details, and never have to worry about losing their receipts or transaction histories while they’re busy serving customers in different locations. The software automatically updates, which makes it easy to operate your payment solutions outside of a typical brick-and-mortar shop or office.
So, whether you’re serving up your grandma’s famous pie recipe out of a food truck, or greeting customers outside your flower shop with a mobile cart, take advantage of short and long-range wireless payment solutions to serve your customers. And, keep your transactions safe and secure with cloud-based storage software. To learn more about mobile payments, make sure to check out our articles How Mobile Payments Actually Work and What is an NFC Payment and How Can You Make One?
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