Today’s small businesses take payments in many ways. Sphere offers a wide variety of solutions ranging from terminals, both stationary and wireless, web-based gateways, and point-of-sale integrations and can work with existing equipment as well. Here are a few things you should know:
Integrated Point of Sale System
With an integrated POS system, point of sale hardware and software are bundled together. This makes for faster check out and is ideal for retail shops.
A virtual terminal is a secure web page where you can take a payment in a browser. This is a low-cost option because a swipe or EMV device is optional. Great for freelancers and online businesses among others.
Near Field Communication (NFC)/Contactless
Contactless lets customers wave their smartphone to pay with Apple Pay, Google Pay or other mobile wallets. This functionality gained popularity during COVID and is here to stay as customers want ways to pay that are touch free.