In a world where social distancing is paramount, essential businesses now have the option to continue trading and taking card payments without any unnecessary contact with customers.
A Card Not Present (CNP) transaction allows businesses to take payments via their existing terminal without the cardholder or the actual card being physically present, which allows businesses to take payments at a distance, keeping the cash flowing and protecting staff and customers alike.
This feature is available to organisations who are deemed essential during these times, and fall into the following categories:
- Fast food restaurants (including restaurants who have closed their doors but are offering takeaway and delivery services)
- Grocery stores, newsagents and butchers
This feature will allow thousands of business to continue trading during these challenging times as it makes it much easier for customers to pay for products and services when venturing out isn’t an option.
Now that restaurants have all had to close their doors, many are adapting to the current climate and offering a delivery service.
For those of you already have a card terminal and are considering delivery as an option so you can continue trading, the new CNP feature couldn’t be easier to use. It allows you to take payment details over the phone which you just enter into your terminal – simple!
Click here for step by step instructions about using the CNP feature on your terminal, and to find out whether you qualify for this functionality.