Kiosk payment acceptance is not as complicated as it may seem. In fact, the process has become so user-friendly that a wide range of businesses are using them to help customers pay their balances. A kiosk is an electronic display system that helps customers make purchases at select locations and allows them to pay their balances through a debit card, credit card, or an online method of payment. If you own a business that offers this type of service, then you need to know about a few different ways to accept payments from your customers.
The most traditional way to make kiosk payments is with the use of a sign outside of your business. Sign up for kiosk programs through your merchant bank or with a third-party processing company. Some kiosks require a monthly rental while others come free. You can choose whether to offer a discount on the price of the item being purchased. Sign up for a deal with payment kiosk terminals so that customers will bring their credit or debit card to the kiosk to make their purchase.
You can also choose to accept payments with your kiosk through your customers’ mobile phones. For example, if you are offering shoes for sale, you could place a pair of discount shoes on your premises so that customers can pay with their phones. Place your mobile phone somewhere in your location that can be seen by your customers – on top of the counter, on a seat, or wherever they might have their pockets.
Even when you don’t have a signup/signup/payment terminal at your location, you can still accept electronic payments from your customers. For example, by placing an electronic coupon on your business’ welcome bulletin board, you can encourage new customers to come in. Then you can encourage them to take the coupon with them when they purchase any items from your store. Place your coupon in a visible place where it’s easy for customers to find.
You can also encourage customers to use their cards by having a ‘cash back’ signup where your customers can choose their reward. For example, let customers choose a dollar bill that has five dollar increments. Each time they spend on the dollar bill, they’ll earn one point. They can redeem the point for a gift card, savings, or cash. Place your sign near the cash register so that customers who are about to pay for something will be tempted to pay with their cards.
If you want to encourage your customers to use their cards, you can give them a discount or give them other incentives for doing so. For example, let your customers to purchase tickets from the kiosk using their debit or credit cards. Tickets are valid when they are purchased. Place a signup sheet outside of your kiosk for people to pick up and show their ID. Encourage your customers to use their cards so that you can earn some money back from the ATM or other company-issued machines.