Virtual Terminal

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A virtual terminal is an online, browser-based credit card processing terminal. It is an electronic version of the standard credit card processing machines most businesses have. It is a great, convenient way to bring your business into the 21st century.

A Virtual Terminal Adds Convenience

The virtual terminal is most often used by online companies when taking orders over the phone or via email. They are able to take the credit card information and manually enter it into the online terminal. It is just like entering the information into a processing machine, only it is online.

This saves online merchants the expense and necessity of buying credit card processors to use when telephone or email orders come through. Not all customers want to give their credit card information over the phone. They feel more comfortable calling or emailing the information in. The virtual terminal takes care of those customers without any problems.

There are online payments processing companies that include a virtual web terminal in their payment processing packages. It's a great thing to have no matter what kind of business you are running. Your customers will appreciate having the option to pay by telephone or email and you will end up with more sales because of it.

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