07 Sep Swiping Your Credit Card on an Airplane
Opportunities for business success are more abundant these days than ever before. Specifically, it is possible for business owners to make sales and gain new clients from just about anywhere, so long as they are equipped with the right tools and technology to accept payments. Specifically, more business owners than ever before are taking the time to establish a significant online presence, as this is by far the most effective way of spreading the word about one’s business while also broadening one’s potential customer base. Aside from just having an online presence in the form of a website, however, wise business owners are also looking into the option of using merchant accounts to accept payments from anywhere.
Consider the following scenario:
A business owner is on a flight to a meeting in another state. He realizes that he is also sitting next to another man on the plane who shares similar business interests and could possibly use the products and services of the first man. While the owner could give him a business card in the hopes that he will get in touch with him after the flight and possibly make a purchase, having a merchant account allows the sale to happen on the plane. This may seem like an impossibility, but the fact is that all it takes is the right merchant services software in addition to an Internet connection.
With an increasing number of airlines offering both free and paid wireless connections on their flights these days, it is not uncommon for this kind of scenario to happen. Furthermore, many credit card processing companies will also issue business owners a small attachment that can be used to accept credit card payments without necessarily having to go and log into the merchant account. Instead, the credit card can be plugged into an Internet-capable device, the card swiped through the device, and the payment processed.
For business owners who find themselves on the go and want to take advantage of all opportunities to make sales, now is the time to look into credit card processing through a quality merchant account.