What Is Online Ordering?
Hello merchants! Are you looking to expand your ability to accept transactions for your business? Well then, you’re in luck! FlashBanc offers an online payments service to help you set up online ordering! In this post, we will break down what online ordering is, how you can set it up, and what it can do for you! Keep reading to discover how to join other merchants in making use of one of the fastest-growing methods of processing transactions!
What is Online Ordering?
Online ordering is a form of taking payment for card-not-present transactions. This sort of transaction is exactly what it sounds like; it is a transaction where a product is paid for without the use of a card. It’s the same concept as making a payment through the phone or mail, with one added caveat. That one little exception is the need for security. With the benefit of being able to take payment through the internet, the customer’s information needs to be protected from potential data breaches. No worries, however, because the security is coupled with the application used to transmit the information and can be built into your website.
How do you set it up?
Adding online ordering to your business’ website first and foremost requires a payment gateway. What is that you ask? Well, we were getting to that part. A payment gateway is a software application that transmits the data needed to conduct a transaction to your merchant processor. This gateway is in the background of your website and the customer never sees it, nevermind knowing it exists. It also transmits this data using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection, keeping all of the information protected. You can incorporate it through the use of Authorize.net and an internet merchant account that we can provide!
What will Online Ordering do for me?
The coolest effect it will have is allowing you to add a shopping cart to your website so that customers can purchase your product outside of the brick-and-mortar store. It will automatically collect their address, total price including taxes and shipping (if you want to offer it), and process the order. What’s more, this works regardless of whether your physical store is open! While you enjoy your hard-earned rest, your shopping cart can still provide revenue, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year!
Actually, yes! Earlier, we mentioned taking payment via the mail or phone. As it turns out, FlashBanc can help with that too! By setting up a virtual terminal, you will be able to key in the information required to process a customer’s order. It’s just as secure as a regular terminal, but it follows the card-not-present model!
For any other information or questions regarding processing cards over the internet, contact FlashBanc today! Your ability to fulfill the requests of any customer in any location is only steps away and as simple as it can get! Call 1-800-808-1622 or email us today!
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