14 March 2018

by Kayvan Moinian, Business Development Manager, AURES UK

The benefits of switching to or adding a mobile POS solution to your business are endless, from being able to “save the sale”, run management reports, stock control and staff rota’s. How you make the sale and take the actual payment from your customers is something that needs a little extra thought behind it.

Policies and Procedures

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an acknowledged set of policies and procedures intended to heighten the security of payment card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal data. 

These policies and procedures cover the several areas including;

  • Using a secure network
  • Protected cardholder information – that being all data provided which could be any or all of the following; DOB, full name, address, answers to any security questions, phone numbers, bank details etc
  • Anti – everything! Anti-virus software, anti-spyware programs, and other anti-malware solutions need to be in place

Ways to Take Payment

If a tablet is used to take a payment, i.e. you ask your customer to tap in their PIN number on screen you would actually be breaking PCI regulations, as PIN entry cannot be made on a touch screen device. The operator needs set up a mobile payment method, a PED (payment entry device) is preferable as it can be fixed to the tablet itself.

However, there are other methods which can be adopted for taking payments from your customers. You can use a PED, tap and pay, NFC, Bluetooth or even Biometrics. This allows them to make payments and keep their personal information safe. Everything is sent immediately to the cloud, and end to end encryption ensures your customers data is secure and free from any cyber threats!

Considering a mobile POS solution? Contact us today and let us show you the freedom that mobile POS can offer your business.